Editorial

One of the main criticisms we receive of our editorials is that they are usually about the same subject from issue to issue. Whilst we try to avoid being boring, we cannot help but be repetitious. This is because so many of the points continually mentioned are concerned with the livelihood and the expansion of the paper. If we keep on appealing, it’s because we really have to. So next time you realise you are reading something which is more or less the same as words which appeared in a previous issue, please remember that the help we are asking for is really needed and situation mentioned hasn’t improved overnight.

Just for a change though, we would like to include a few other things in this issue’s editorial, that are not directly associated with the internal running or survival or Gay News.

Age Of Consent

Firstly, you may have read that people of eighteen (who can also vote, marry without parental consent, drink alcohol, die for their country, etc) will soon be called to do jury duty. Not all of you may agree with this, but it’s going to happen. We think at GN that it is an important advancement. But what this new social development brings to our minds is the fact that people on reaching the magic age of eighteen can do everything an ‘adult’ can, except in one area. Male homosexuals still cannot choose who they make love to until they are twenty one. And that’s ridiculous. If someone is considered adult enough to condemn or release a defendant accused of a crime – which can range from murder to traffic offences – then surely they must be capable of exploring their own sexuality in whatever direction it takes them.

Surely it is time that this primitive situation was changed once and for all. And we don’t mean just settling for the age of consent being lowered to eighteen. The age should and must be sixteen, as it is with girls – for to settle for anything else would be an admission on our part that homosexuality is something different and strange. No aware homosexual can possibly think that. As we have said before in GN, not to be oneself, whether through self-denial or legal pressures, is what’s queer.

Who’s Doing Anything

Last week we tried to find out who, whether individuals or organisations, was trying to start the moves to alter the existing legislation with regard to the present age of consent. Apart from a few vague answers, we drew a blank. A very discouraging and saddening discovery. We believe that the longer this area of gay oppression remains, then the harder it will become to gain any reform. So if anyone, anywhere, is doing something about gaining the necessary changes, let us know. We will give you all the support and encouragement we can, and you are welcome to use the pages of GN to attract support and interest for your campaign. We realise that such a task is not easy. One has to get the support of many influential and sympathetic people, both in and out of Parliament. A bill has to be prepared, publicity obtained throughout the various mass medias and so on. But this is such an important matter that the amount of work involved will eventually be justified by the success of changing blind, oppressive, ignorant laws. Of course, it will be the generations that follow us who will feel the benefits of any changes, but does this mean that we should not be responsible for contributing to the advancement of society?

Mugging

In most papers recently, the word ‘mugging’ has been appearing more and more frequently. Mugging is a particularly disturbing crime and its apparent rise in notoriety is cause for concern. Even the Duke of Edinburgh has described it as a ‘disease’. But the national press seems to be under the impression that this is a new phenomenon in the world of violent crime. It most certainly isn’t. Gays have been subject to mugging – or queer bashing as it is called when directed against homosexuals (both male and female) – for quite some time. As we all know, gays have been favourite victims for those wishing to use fear and brutality as their means of gaining material rewards. At times this has resulted in death or the sustaining of lifelong injuries. Also, as is more often the case, gays – because of the treatment, lack of sympathy, and half-hearted inquiries they expect from the police – have not reported robberies and violence committed against them, and subsequently we are unaware of exactly how many of these frightening crimes have gone unnoticed and unrecorded.

The exploitation of people through fear is a disgusting, obscene occurrence, and those responsible should feel the full weight of the law for such acts. Human scum such as the Kray brothers and the South London ‘Richardson Gang’ have fortunately been removed from society for some time to come. These other merchants of fear also deserve the same treatment and sentences.

So we see it as a pity when other papers pick up on mugging as if it were something new and tend to turn it into a trendy crime. They ignore or forget that some citizens for many years have been experiencing similar barbaric acts – but called by a different name – and because of social attitudes, the victims have not sought the protection or help of the law.

Gay News will be approaching Scotland Yard on their present attitudes towards homosexual victims of mugging. We hope we will receive the answers that those who live in a supposedly enlightened society will want to hear. We will also examine the attitudes of individual members of the police force and those of local police stations. In due course the results of our enquiries will appear in GN’s pages.

We hopefully expect to hear from you on these subjects. They are important to all of us and your opinions and suggestions are invaluable to both us and the people who read them, whether they are gay or heterosexual, male or female.

Christmas Edition

Please don’t forget that we need your help in getting a really good Christmas issue together. If it is to be a success, we must have your ideas, articles, suggestions, etc. Let’s make it an edition that will be well worth having around over the Christmas holidays. We can do it together.

Personal Ads

Your personal ads keep on flowing in. We seem to print a few more with each new issue. And that’s fine with us. We’re sorry that we sometimes have to slightly amend a few of your ads, but we don’t want to invite legal proceedings against us more than we have to. The Gay News collective isn’t comprised of martyrs, just people who think contact ads are a service that is wanted by some of you. And if you take advantage of this service, good for you and the best of luck and love.

Loneliness and isolation are terrible things to endure, and if we can help remove them from people’s lives, we will. Remember too, your morality is your affair, not ours, not the Director of Public Prosecution’s, nor even The House of Lords’.

Christmas can be a very lonely period, so if you think an appropriate ad in GN may be of use in making sure that you or other gays are not alone in the season of ‘peace and goodwill’ why not send one in. We. suggest our late November issue is the most suitable to use for this purpose, as it gives people time to reply before the Christmas postal rush is on. For that issue please make sure you have your ads to us no later than 21st November. And we on our part will send off replies to your box numbers as speedily as possible.

By the way, Gay News is bought by more people than any other gay publication in this country. As a result your ads are read more than those appearing elsewhere. Don’t forget that we are the only gay publication to come out fortnightly, and a conservative estimate of our readership, as opposed to those who actually buy it, is at least thirty thousand. (This assessment is based on accepted advertising circulation figures.) No wonder some of you receive so many replies to the ads you place.

Your Letters Cont.

Intrigued

Manchester M20 9DT

Gentlemen,

Your initial issue was sent to me by courtesy of the SMG. After contemplating your style and format, decided that a subscription for 20 issues would at least be an encouragement. Very promptly issues 2 to 7 arrived. I spent an exhausting evening catching up, somewhat mentally indigestible. Today number 8 arrived. Thank you for expertise, and the underlying instinct of not wishing to sermonise. Every issue has been an improvement on its predecessor. Even those bachelors have been spelt correctly; there must be a reason why the ‘t’ appears in so many gay journals.

The published letters intrigue me as also does your warning to letter writers, surely you don’t mean it? I have a sneaking suspicion that journalists write their own letters: At least you admit to asking, loaded questions to the BBC – considering the present climate of opinion, I think that you got a very fair reply — but surely First Class Philip, who says he is fed up at his classification. Maybe it’s all that ‘fucking’ that labels him. For surely we are classified by others, not ourselves, we just present the evidence, for the writing on the tags. Basically I think I know what he means, or rather implies. After some 30 years’ knowledge of myself as a homosexual, am not over concerned how I am labelled. If the GLF wish to lighten up the darkness, limp wristing it down the Dilly, with a Lily, so what? One does not have to join in. Frankly I rather enjoy the occasions. The audience are often as not more amusing than the play. We are classed, labelled, tagged, call it what you will, by the company we keep. Surely our First Class Male has heard of CHE.

Have been collecting, and subscribing to all types of gay literature and journals for many years. Am currently in the process of comprising a thesis on ‘gay publishing’ past, present and future. It will no doubt give my foundation heart failure, let’s hope the examiners take it home to bed. I’ll get that Ph.D. Cast that couch aside.

Your collective collation full of candour and camp, compels me to enclose a cheque for £5. Better than wasting it on the local rent.

Just for interest’s sake, notice that you have advertised GIN and JEFFERY, no response from them so far. I sent them P.O.’s not wishing to add to my Bank Manager’s heart failure. Way of all flesh no doubt. Quorum seem to be quivering, maybe it’s that man at the G.P.O.

Lots of luck – but does Mr J.D. Blount exist? Your cullusive collective.

With apologies for the alliteration and the typescript. Must find myself an au pair boy who can type.

Richard Spenceley

ED: The letters printed in GN are, of course, all received from readers. Thanks for your donation, Richard, it’s now safely in our vaults.

Our Wonderful Policemen

Surbiton,
Surrey.

Dear Gay News,

In many gay’ publications, including Gay News, one reads with monotonous regularity complaints and stories of allegations against the police concerning their actions and manner towards gay people.

In GN9 there was an article called Spying in Cubicles. The writer complained of police action against him. I would like to ask him what does he think should happen? I am sure he must be fully aware that such actions to which he admits can only lead to arrest, prosecution and punishment. So if he wishes to engage in such pastimes in public places instead of in private places, he should take his punishment and learn from it and not try to cast blame on the police for doing their duty. He also states that there were no children about that afternoon, but I am sure he must now be aware that a young child could have walked in, if he was not so aware before.

I would also state that I have used both gay pubs in Earls Court and many others, and have seen police move people on outside the Coleherne, but it has been when the footway has been completely obstructed and passers-by have been forced to push through a crowd or walk in the roadway. Their manner (the police) I have found to be polite and justifiable.

The number of times I have been stopped while trolling by the police, I have again found them polite and courteous. Perhaps if one takes a reasonable manner with the police they in turn will take a reasonable line with us. At least, that is my opinion, after many encounters.

I would further state that I am not a police officer nor in any way connected with the police.

Yours faithfully.

S. J. Gardner

Women in the Background

Caerphilly,
Glam,
Wales

Dear Sir,

I agree women do tend to remain in the background a lot more than our brothers, there are many reasons for this.

In the provinces, clubs are few and far between, and many of us don’t care for group activities. In fact, I feel there are still many who do not know these groups exist. I myself, until recently, didn’t know CHE or Gay Lib existed, until I heard Speakeasy on the radio (GN1). There’s one exception, of course, some knew they were gay very early, but not all of us realised we were gay until we were married with children, then what could we do? A divorce, perhaps. That’s not always easy when children are involved. And, admit it, who wants to know you when you’ve got ties? Do we have to wait maybe years, before we can start to live, too. Or will someone, somewhere, realise our need, too, and give us a chance to meet discreetly, not in clubs or bars, but with others like us who need to be discreet.

Women have their cross to bear, too. It may be legal for us, but a great many of us must keep in the background, behind closed doors, because we were not lucky enough to realise we were gay. It’s not only single people who are gay, there’s thousands of us. married with families, and remember there are still a great many who are still in the dark concerning gay magazines, papers, etc. Another way must soon be found if we are to bring a ray of light into these lives.

So, if there is any reader living in the Cardiff area, who would be interested in coming along to a coffee evening, to meet others to talk, relax, or any reader anywhere who would like to write to me, there will always be a friendly ear, and a reply.

Please write to Mrs. D. Higuera, 2 Haldane Court, Lansbury Park, Caerphilly, Glam, South Wales.

D. Higuera (Mrs)

Strange Customs

Dear Collective,

Until I read the letter from HRA of London in GN9 referring to the reply he received to an ad published in a previous issue, I had no idea that it was possible to obtain such material for less than the exorbitant sums charged in the back rooms of Soho bookshops.

I immediately despatched postal orders in many directions to see whether any of them solicited a similar reply. Unfortunately, my letter to Lux Publications in Amsterdam solicited only a note from HM Customs and Excise informing me that I had contravened the Exchange Control Act of 1947 and that my postal order had been seized. This was not what I had been expecting, nor could it be described as an acceptable substitute. I was, therefore, dismayed. And not a little curious to know how they knew there was a PO in the letter. Would it be cynical to suggest that perhaps they have a list of continental magazine publishers (and, by extension, a record of those who write to them?)

If any other readers have had a similar problem, they might like to know that the solution (at least to the financial aspect) is an International Money Order, which, unfortunately, costs 40p as opposed to 2½p for a postal order. The extra expense, however, would safeguard against the interception of mail on grounds of Exchange Control infringement — ie they’d have to find another reason if they really wanted to stop a letter. It would also avoid the disquieting situation of knowing one’s private correspondence is filed in HM vaults (under G for you-know-wot, perhaps).

Incidentally, if someone at HMC&E has been compiling a little list, if he cares to return my postal order I’d gladly send him a photo to file with my name and address.

JT

Ad To Your Pleasure

Dear Sir,

May I thank you so much for such quick replies to my advert in GN9. I have now replied to all concerned, but feel that if it had not been for you, I don’t know what I’d have done. Keep up the good work.

May God bless all gays, Graham

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East London Gay Guy seeks Gay Friends. Box 513

Very Good Looking Young Man, early 20’s, longish hair, seeks same to cane and/or be caned by. Uninterested in old-style leather scene. Photo please. Box 515

Lesbian (40) would like to meet others Braintree, Dunmow, Bishops Stortford. Box 514

Bachelor (Midlands) 49, would like to meet correspond with similar, also for holidays and weekends, interested in music and literature. Box 512

Slim London Leather Chap, 29, with own flat, seeks similar uninhibited types. Photo for exchange and phone no. guarantees Quick reply. Box 511

Lonely Young Man, 21, wishes to meet others, 21-30, for sincere friendship. Any area. Box 437

Man, 35, wishes to meet young affectionate, not camp, working or professional male to share small house W7. Own room if required, to share interests and home expenses. Photo essential. Box 438

What about gay life in Wellingborough, Kettering and Northerns Anyone interested in getting it started for I love you all. Box 439

Active Male (38) wishes to meet younger passive friends, not effeminate. Preferably Midlands area. Box 440

Athletic Man, 33, with own pad – car, in Central London, seeks younger friends interested in jeans, sport and motoring. Photo please, ALA. Box 441 or phone 222-4686

Homosexual Male Nurse seeks a loving friend in Midland area. Photo appreciated. Box 443

John, 26, South London, seeks genuine friends, likes leather and denim NOT S/M, sense of humour, driving, pop music. Photo appreciated. Box 444

Young Racing Driver with own car seeks young friends/assistants to help weekends at race circuits, and for gay friends in Southend/Essex area. Photo please, ALA. Box 445

Reading Gay Girl – early 20’s wishes to hear from other Gay Girls. Box 446

Living TV, 24, having operation, seeks kind and understanding gay needing gentle, tender, compatent female to attend his needs. Prefer 21-35 with own London accommodation. Photo please, discretion assured. (I’m not beautiful) Toni : Box 447

Edinburgh Male, 40, car owner, own place, wants friends aged 21-40, wide and varied interests, no effeminates. Box 448

Lonely Gay Guy seeks another pref. 30-40 to share mod. s/c flat Chiswick. About £35 p.c.m. Leather/Rubber type welcome. Genuine only please, ring 995-2640

Guy, 28, tall, slim, athletic build, no kinks but becoming interested in denim and leather, wishes to contact others 25 to 30 similarly interested. Photo helps. London. Box 449

Gay Student, 29, interested camping, hill walking, travel, also in French, German, wishes to correspond with others. Write: Alan Court, Johnston Hall, College Bounds, Aberdeen.

Used Male Underwear wanted, also photos or tattoos. Box 450

Gay Male Graduate, 24, Manchester, wants to meet similar 20/30’s. Photo please. Box 451

ROBERT – Sorry I did not appear, impossible to get to London – LAD

Athletic Male 32 with strong attraction towards plump or heavy guys, wrestling fan, wishes to meet similar for friendship etc. Photo please. Box 453

Are you cheesed off with cruising and one night stands? I’m looking for something more permanent. Versatile, 34, own place, London. Please send photo. All letters answered. Box 454

“The smile on the face of the tiger”; when can I see it again? October 9th was an age ago. Robert.

W.14. Guy (24) seeks similar non-effeminate type for permanent sincere relationship. Box 455

Young Man, 23, London virgin, seeks advice on problem as when close contact is made person holds back, freezes (etc) Genuine case, genuine replies only. Box 456

EXECUTIVE, 34, TRANSFERED TO LONDON SHORTLY seeks young social contacts, any race, maybe roommate. I’m masculine, young looking & thinking & can afford a few of the nicer things in life. Sincere only. Photo helps, will be returned Let’s correspond! MAX, PO Box 26017, Los Angeles 90026, USA.

Gay Guy, 22, wants to meet boy, same age or younger. Central London area, for regular relationship. Interests football, movies, politics. Photo appreciated and returned. Box 457

Young Businessman being posted to Paris, seeks advice, as spoken French is poor. Box 519

Oxford and area. Man, early 30’s, professional so discreet, yet relaxed and even human, wants to meet men or women, same age group. Interests: Arts, kicking dead leaves about in Blenheim and ?Box 458

Somewhere Winchester/Southampton area, must be nice personalble mod youngster, seeking sincere loving companionship, gentle mature male, own flat, car etc. Please write with photo. ALA. Box 459

Young Man (27) seeks friends, 21-30 years of age, graduate pref. Box 460

Gay 36 seeks passive non-effeminate to share fully furnished flat N.London from early Dec, £6.50. Photo and full details please to Box 461

Tall, Young, Non-Effeminate Guy (27) seeks similar friends up to 28yrs. Interests include cinema, football etc. Photo essential. London and Notts. Box 462

Male (32) seeks friendship of sincere active guys around own age, or younger. No fees either way. Please write, with photo if possible. Also would like to meet Gay Girl. ALA. Box 452

Ameteur Physique Photographer willing to produce colour pictures of any younger man with good build willing to pose free – 15 pictures per session. Phone Anthony 222-4686 or Box 442

Young Skinhead with haircut, denim, boots, wants leather boys, young sportsmen to train and discipline. Photos get first reply. Box 463

Professional Guy/PT male model, 24, married, still living with young son and sympathetic understanding wife, wishes to meet other young married men in same/similar circumstances. Photo appreciated – returnable. Box 464

Shy, Gentle, Hirsute Male 24, very lonely, seeks friends under 25 in Manchester area. Box 465

Non British Male, 26, Tall, slim, dark, curly hair, brown eyed, masculine type, speaks French, English, Hebrew, seeks genuine relationship. ALA. Box 435

Attractive, Dark (29) discreet professional, seeks non-effeminate active friends for honest, sincere friendship. Photo returnable with mine. ALA Box 466

Jersey. Gay bachelor, young 51, wishes to meet sincere friends for close friendship. My interests include leather, rubber and denim. Own car. No effeminates please. Box 467

Live In The U.S.A. ! Executive, 35. masculine, needs companion-assistant. Under 30, slim, presentable. Race education & social background unimportant if sincere, adaptable, reliable, warm. Some world-wide travel involved. Modest pay and all found. Interview London before Xmas. Send full personal info and photo (returnable) in confidence, airmail to: Boxholder, P.O.Box 20621, Los Angeles 90006, USA.

Incurably romantic Bachelor. Passive disposition, aged 48, seeks, lively male partner. Box 468

Anybody interested in being looked after by attractive, well dressed, gay boy (23) slim, 6ft 2in, trained in hotel work, good cook, also would like to do some model work, prefers older partner, London area. ALA. Box 469

Male, under 30 ?Feel in need of correction ? I am young, good-looking with canes and a strong right arm. Box 470

Gay Man financially sound, living in country (flat in London) would like to meet Gay Young, nice looking man for true friendship. Please write (with photo) Only if you are Genuine, Sincerely Prefer company of kind, generous, helpful, understanding, sincere affectionate Man Of 42. All letters answered. Box 472

French or German ?Gay English (male) student wishes to meet you for friendship and mutual help with languages. Fun loving out sincere advert. Photo appreciated. London. Box 473

Male Student (20’s) would like to meet similar age group who enjoy good company and are fun to be with. Photo appreciated if possible. Bayswater. Rox 474

Tall, acitve, 30’s, would like to hear from noneffeminate guy in early 20’s interested in music, theatre, travel. London area, photo appreciated. ALA. Box 475

Michael, 25, non-camp seeks London friends 21-28. Prefers well-built masculine guys. Turned on by Greeks, Italians etc. Needs and offers lots of love. Photo appreciated. Box 476

Shy and Lonely Passive Gay Guy, 36, good-looking, clean, wishes to meet mature men of interest for friendship. Own home, and car, non-effeminate Please send photo, (returnable with mine also my phone no.) Not older than 40. ALA. Box 477

Dublin. Male, 38, sincere, discreet, seeks companion with own pad. Box 478

Bisexual, 23, seeks friends, male and female, to share wide range of interests. Studied drama at university, now training as social worker. Write Tony Trackman, 127 Queens Road, London SW19, or Tel: 542 3106.

Drag is a drag (is a drag is a drag). Who will kick the system ?There must be SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE who is into the implications of it all. Pubs are where the people are. Is there no-one in GLF, CHE, Equity, VAF, etc. anywhere, who will use drag as a political weapon ?(Marc Flemyng we salute you but you play for cheap laughs not for revolution). Talent is essential but education and intelligence are just as important. I will manage and produce you. Let’s sock it to them. baby. (BONUS – if you’re GORGEOUS I will r.m you). Beulah, 01-603 3646

Professional female, 49, own home in Surrey, enjoys bridge, fond of animals, seeks loving lasting relationship with another women. Box 479

Attractive 6′ guy (22) ex-rent, student (Genet 11 hardly) based London/Cambridge, seeks friends under 30 with noble soul in noble body. Box 480

Bachelor (42) Lancashire seeks younger, slim, not effeminate man and can offer Friday night accommodation. Box 481

Young Man, 21, slim, not effeminate, seeks similar for lasting relationship. Photo please. Box 516

Lonely, like me, this Christmas ? Genuine guy, early 20’s, wants to share holiday with student/young fella. Have own luxury flat, London. No camp please – photo with mine – thanks. Box 517

Northampton – good looking long haired youth, wishes to meet nice guys. Photo’s if possible. Northants/Anywhere. Box 518

Gay passive, gentle disposition, clean, healthy, discreet, wishing to extend limited practising experience seeks active over 30 of similar nature. Box 482
Would the person who placed the above ad, please I get in touch with us at Gay News as soon as possible. Thanks a lot.

Executive, 32, just moved to Peckham seeks local friends all nationalities. Own house and car. Also wants penfriends, any country. Box 483

Railwayman, 32. seeks similar for weekends and Bank Holiday trips by rail to Amsterdam and other Gay Continental places. Box 485

Good Looking Slim 6ft 26 year old wants to be pillion to bile owning leather/denim guy. Interested in long trips and all outdoor sports. Photo if possible. Box 486

Gay Girl (19) with little experience! needs a helping hand, with a girl attached to it, for friendship and outings. Box 487

Professional Man (Life begins at 40!) would like to share modern house with young male who likes comfort – and freedom. Own room – use of car. Write with photo. Box 488. Tulse Hill, SW2.

Gay Night Worker (Printer) 28, own large flat Enfield, seeks similar, view to sharing costs 50-50 basis. Box 489

Will the boy in the yellow sweater and jeans who sat next to me on the 12.40 to Tunbridge Wells on Guy Fawkes Day please write to me. I had a black poloneck and green cords and was reading the Sunday Mirror. Box 520

London Man, 24, not beautiful, experienced or sophisticated. God, I sound bad on paper! But I need someone. Photo please if you can. Box 521

Italian speaking Londoner (28) wishes to meet Italians for conversation and friendship. Box 522

Insecure Guy aged 26 seeks affectionate mate. Intelligence and sincerity more important than looks or physique. Box 490

Cornwall. Young 40 wishes to meet other males 21-40. Keen water sports, wide interests. Box 491

Highly sexed active bachelor seeks slim young passive friends up to 26 for mutual pleasure, love and companionship. Photo please (returnable) Hospitality offered. Box 492

Good looking boy, bored with lonely life, is looking for sincere, pretty youngster with whom he could spend time. Box 493

Young 40, seeks sincere normal looking 21-30 to share house with view to starting own business, permanent sincere relationship offered and expected. London area. Box 494

24 year-old Aquarian wishes to meet a Starman but needs a rocket to blast him into orbit. Offers please to Box 49b

Young Guy, Brighton based, own car, seeks good-looking, Cassidy-like bloke of means for “companionship and all that jazz”. Photo rather necessary. Box 496

Bachelor (50) passive, own home, central South Coast, seeks active companions of same age group. Box 497

Gay Friend, aged up to 28 Leeds wanted, not effeminate, clean shaven, for single gay with own house. Photo please. All Answers Replied. Box 498

Male, 32, gay, slim, good appearance, spontaneous, warm hearted, cultured, seeks similar (London, Surrey, Middlesex area). Interests: music, sailing and sport. I promise to answer any replies by return. I have my own flat. Box 499

Executive, 44, personable, active but inhibited, nothing to brag about, tastes literary, domestic, needs intelligent, understanding, completely faithful, resident partner in steady work. Detached house, dull suburb ½ hour tube to Oxford Circus. Reasonable, share expenses, negotiable. No orgies, no oncers etc. Good home for right person. Box 500.

Accommodation

Gay Guy 26 (Israeli) seeks accommodation in London. Like to share with Guy(s), any age. Box 435

Gay Girl, Professional, would like share flat in SE London with 2,3, 4 others. Contact Terry King, 2 St.German’s Place. London SE3.

Guy 27, seeks flat share with genuine gay guy, not effeminate, 22-30, N.London. Phone No. if possible. Box 510

Brighton young gay couple (male) seeks to rent/share furnished/unfurnished flat/house urgently. Phone evenings BTN 772681.

Double Pad (Also Bedsitter £4) West London Box 509

Peaceful gay freak needs room in shared house or flat. Up to £6 rent p.w. Phone Dick at 435-7726.

Gay News Newsman urgently seeks room in shared house/flat. About £6 per week. Must be on telephone in inner/West London. Call Peter on 01 402 7805

Man 23 seeks share in nice flat towards Central London. Box 503

Part House, Crumpsall , Manchester. Lease available for single person; reference. Double bedroom, single bedroom, living room, bathroom/toliet, kitchen. £10.50 per week. Phone 061-737 8406 before 9.00 am.

OFFICES. Gay News needs offices now. They’ve got to be central, and they’ve got to be cheap. Two rooms, with a phone installed, preferably West End. Contact Gay News at 01-402 7805 or write to: 19 London Street, London W2 1HL.

Employment

House-Owner, 33, Peckham, seeks helper for a few hours each week to clean, paint and maintain house. Good Pay. Possibly live in after Xmas – own room – low rent. Box 484

Retired Headmaster teaches Latin, English, Maths. Own flat. Moderate Fees. Box 471

Young Man, ex-drama school etc., available from December. Offers/details to Edward, 243 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent. Letters Only.

Actor/Dancer (24) resting and penniless urgently requires part time work. Anything legal considered. Ring Michael at 452-6665

Intelligent, attractive continental male, 22, desperately needs money. Evenings and weekends, anything legal considered. Box 508

Young Asian, recently from Kenya, seeks employment, has good commercial background. Will consider anything reasonable. Box 507

Gay Sound Engineer (22) looking for employment in a studio or theatre in the London area. Have own sound equipment and car. Box 506

Young Man, 23, graduate, versatile, seeks employment, anything legal considered. Box 504

Handyman over 21 wanted for large country house in Sussex. Live in. Sense of humour essential Box 505
Would the person who placed the above ad please contact Gay News as soon as possible. Thank you.

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Finchley

Dear Gay News,

Philip’s letter (GN8) on those bloody mincing unwashed queens greatly cheered me.

These people seem to delight in offending people generally and do nothing but harm to the homosexual cause.

It has been largely due to these gyrating freaks that we have so long been regarded as peculiar in every way.

I, like Philip, am gay and proud of it, but for the greater part of every day, live what I regard as a normal existence.

My main objection to the so-called liberation groups is that they seem to be obsessed with the sexual side of life and create the public image that we are all sexual perverts.

Their time would be better spent, and our cause better served, if they’d stop flaunting their ‘differences’ and merge with society generally like other minorities such as redheads, lefthanders and the Lord Longfords of this world.

I would be glad to hear from other like-thinking ‘friends’ to see if there is anything we can do to redress the balance and bring reasoned pressure to bear on the powers that be to let us live the lives we have a right to.

Let’s set up a force that will show people we are not all exhibitionists or cock-happy.

J. B. Marr
6 Stanhope Avenue
Finchley N3 3LX


Lurking in Public

Cheltenham.

Dear Gay News,

It may interest your readers to know that the following is happening in this borough.

In a certain public convenience a ‘member of the general public’ is to be found, apparently waiting his turn to go into the cubicle. At the first sign of anything even remotely sexual, he becomes abusive and nips upstairs to fetch a waiting constable.

At this point the culprit (or victim, depending on one’s point of view) is ‘invited’ into the nearest police station. Depending on whether the culprit is a big fish or a little fish he is now subjected to ‘heavy patronage’ before being allowed to go free, or hauled before the magistrates court and charged with insulting behaviour to a member of the general public.

The prosecuting officer makes no attempt to put this ‘member of the general public’ on view in the court.

So my friends, beware of that lurking ‘member of the general public’ is the moral of this letter.

It appears we are still the most persecuted minority in this country.

J.A.


Screaming Queens

London EC13

Dear Gay News,

This is just to tell Phillip (GN8) how much I sympathise with him about the screaming queens giving a totally false picture of gays in general. There is, in fact, all the difference in the world between them and us, since they want men because they fantasise themselves as women, and are thus pseudo-heterosexuals, while a true homosexual wants his or her own sex because that’s the way he/she is, and a good way it is to be, too.

Surely CHE is the organisation he is looking for: if he finds it a bit too sedate, he could liven it up. It is dedicated to the acceptance of homos into society, and he sounds just the sort of person it needs.

Michael Harth


Personal Ads Discrimination

Dear Gay News,

Replying to your invitation to comment on letters about the small ads (Gay News No 7) of course there is something wrong with stating a preference for a “hairy homo Hindu”. It would be racialist and discriminatory.

But it would be inconsistent to refuse to print it, because, as your correspondent points out, most of the ads are equally discriminatory. On the other hand it is certainly expedient to refuse ads that are clearly a front for prostitution and expediency justifies the refusal.

Almost all the discrimination expressed by advertisers is irrational, especially when relating to physical qualities. It is a platitude that race and colour are irrelevant to a person’s character, and they are equally neutral in regard to beauty.

Preference for an oriental, for instance, would only make sense if the person concerned was indoctrinated with the Thoughts of Mao tse-Tung, thus affecting his or her outlook on life. People cannot be judged by whether their credentials match up to advertised criteria which merely limit the field. But the small ads are as entertaining as the editorial pages, and at least one, from John Hiscock, is puzzlingly obscure. Is it just a vague (and costly) expression of goodwill to all readers7

J.E.


Gay Ads Vanish

Teddington.

Dear Gay News.

As a regular reader of the musical weekly ‘Melody Maker’ I noticed over the past year an increasing amount of gay ads appearing in the personal column. One could find at least a dozen ads in each edition then suddenly — no gay ads at all!

Obviously pressure has been brought to bear — but from where? Was it internal or external and why?

As the Melody Maker has a circulation of several hundred thousand, mostly young people, I think it vital that the matter is investigated.

A. Dickenson


Success Makes Enemies??

Campaign for Homosexual Equality,
Manchester Student Group,
c/o The Treasurer,
81 Egerton Rd.,
Manchester 14.

Dear Gay News,

I suppose CHE has been too successful not to have made some enemies. It seems from the misleading propaganda in issue 8 that Gay News wants to be one of them.

Peter Kelsey states that CHE members must be over 21. This is untrue. I joined at 20, and am treasurer of one of CHE’s groups for students and young people which play a big part in the organisation. Why did your editorial comment not correct this?

In Doug Pollard’s snide review of CHE’s Radio London programme he declares that marriage can’t work for anyone. This is dictatorial. People, gay or het, should be free to try stable relationships if they want to.

Denis Lemon states that CHE ‘is very much against cottaging’. Yet on the same page is an article by Bernard Greaves, member of CHE’s Executive Committee, about his Campaign against police harassment of cottagers. CHE has also issued a card advising people on their rights if arrested while cottaging.

Lemon also complains that the CHE national office did not supply information about gay rendezvous in Norwich to a telephone enquirer. If he had bothered to find out CHE’s version of the incident he would have found that such information is just not kept in the office. The enquirer could easily have joined CHE’s local group there if he had really wanted to.

Despite its length, I hope you will print this letter to set the record straight and to show that you are not hopelessly biased.

best wishes,

R. J Elbert

ED: As Gay News does not pretend to be the organ of any movement or party, its columns are open to anyone who wants to write for it (including you,R. J. Elbert).

So the opinions expressed in articles, which we do our best to check out, are those of the people whose name appears in the by-line on that article. If you think there is any anti-CHE bias in Gay News we’d like to point out that the Campaign for Homosexual Equality cannot even be bothered to send us a copy of its regular bulletin. Also, you seem to be under the illusion that we are biased against your organisation, in the same way that some members of the Gay Liberation Front tell us that we are towards their movement.

We remain the only unaligned gay information paper in Britain. And CHE, like everyone else, is welcome to use our columns.


Our Failure?

Dear Friends,

…I think Gay News is the best paper on the market at the moment, it’s straight to the point. Only one complaint though – there isn’t enough in it about Lesbians, or if you would prefer female gays.

Love, peace, freedom,
and happiness to all gays.

Betty

ED: We know that this is our outstanding failure so far, but sisters, we need your help if this situation is to change.


The Other Ads

Mountain Ash,
Glamorgan

Dear Gay News,

I am very glad to see we at last have a newspaper of our own, not just another pin-up mag. I appeal to all gays and liberal minded people to support it in any way they can, by advertising, not just personal ads. By using it to Buy / Sell. Houses / Flats / cars / any new or secondhand goods, and by using the employment section. Also by recommending it, and by giving it to all your gay friends.

Roger E Hawkins

Your Letters continued on page 6.

Illegal page

Love Knoweth No Laws*

Owing to certain pressures put upon us by the law, we hold the right to cut, change or refuse to print any personal ads sent to us. We must also warn male ‘minors’ (under 21) that you may have unpleasant legal nasties unloaded on you, and us, if you attempt to use and reply for certain reasons connected with the meeting of someone for immoral purposes, namely making love. Apart from those antiquated legalities, men and women are welcome to use these columns as they wish.

* Chaucer.


Personal Ads

REPLIES TO BOX ADS: when replying to a box ad please write the box number on the envelope, and send it to Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Box number replies cannot be discussed on the telephone. If you wish to send a stamp with your box. no. reply, please do not attach it to reply.

Bachelor (London) 40, with car and on 3 month holiday, seeks active well endowed companions, any race or age, up to 45, for weekend outings, mutual enjoyment and friendship. Photo. Box 333

Slim attractive gay chap, 25, seeks genuine sensible companion for lasting and loving relationship, around 21 prefered. No camp please, photo would help, returned with mine. Flat available. Box 371

Londoner 35, reliable and adaptable, young in looks and ways, wishes to meet lonely, shy or insecure gay chap, preferably younger. Versatile, own place. Please send photo. All letters answered. Box 372

Young Man (25) seeks gay friend, Chester – Warrington area, of similar age group. Photo please. Box 373

Gay Girl, 22, Manchester, wants to meet someone with interests other than dancing and drinking! Box 374

Wanted, second hand pair black leather jeans, slim fit, waist 30, Leg 33. Box 375

London Journalist, 48, seeks male relationship, oriental prefered. especially if inspired by the Thoughts of Chairman Mao. Box 376

Sick of Leeds gay scene, attractive young man, 25 wishes to meet similar 21-26 for friendship. 40 miles radius Leeds. Photo please. Box 377

Male, 30 – buried alive in Kent seeks active demanding friends – possibility of long term. Can travel, A.L.A. Box 378

Young Man (24) seeks gay friends in London area. Same age group only. Box 379

London Gay Guy 30’s trendy much travelled but homeloving will befriends affectionate dolly young man, maybe student ……… exchange photos. Box 380

Love although is only small part in life, but without love really nothing worth staying for. But my love is elusive, illusory and faraway …. I sincerely waiting a green tomorrow. Voice from a lonely young man. Box 381

Musle Guy – good looking – 5’7″ – 10st.7lbs. – interested in wrestling, would like to meet similar. Box 382

Peter (Petal). Thousand apologies for not writing to you in Spain. Where are you now? Dying to get in touch. John, Cambridge.

Young Man, good appearance and physique, considerate. seeks similar. 21-40, London area. Lasting friendship, sincere. Please send photo (returned with mine) Box 383

Two Gay Chaps, smart and reasonably handsome, twentyfour and thirtynine, invite nice young men to their comfortable Bournemouth home for enjoyable weekends. Transport available. Box 384

Crew Wanted for World Cruise in small yacht, departing 1973/4, lasting several years. Must be under 30, energetic, sailing experience an advantage, pay own expenses, about £30 month. It will be a hard life but full of excitement and freedom. Phone 01-385-7246.

Is Anyone in Portsmouth or Southampton area interested in SM? I am 57 and not the bike riding kind. Box 385

London, gay non-camp guy, 30, recently returned from abroad, needs friends. Has own pad, central, usual interests, photography, cinema, etc. Photo please, returned with mine. Box 386

Amateur (East London), aged 28, seeks suitable subjects for photography & artwork. Mutual amusement only. All letters with photos answered. Box 387

Bearded Commercial Artist, 35, own car, seeks friends in the gay world, (same age or younger) preferably London area. Photo appreciated. Box 388

Honda 500 and Owner (52, slim, energetic) London area wishes to meet another motorcycle and owner, for occasional weekend trips. Box 389

Young Man (23) said to be attractive, seeks the impossible – “a real man”; “a husband”, aged 25-35. The rest to chance. Sincere. London. Box 390

Gay Girl (20) seeks sincere feminine girl (20-30) in Sussex. Photo appreciated and returned. Box 391

Affectionate Sincere Male, 31
, seeks genuine relationship with someone who likes helping people with a view to living together, I am quiet and home loving and need love, tired of being alone. Box 392

Gay young man 27 yrs seeks genuine friendship with another. Interests – motoring, travel, theatre, cinema. Southampton area. Box 393

Bachelor, late 30’s, would like to meet others 21-45, for friendship and mutual pleasures – prefer hirsute, London area, photo appreciated, A.L.A. Box 394

What’s this about spectacles putting men off?? Bespectacled 40-year old would like to meet others 21-45 for friendship and other pleasures. London area, photo appreciated A.L.A. Box 395

Londoner (24) seeks male friends 21-30, non-effeminate. Box 396

Good Normal Looking Bloke (22) seeks others for love and levi relationships. Butch people only, not older than 25. Enclose photo please Box 397

Man, Gay, 48, passive, slim, seeks active, any age, love, live, together, house country, meet London. ALA, Brian – Box 398

Slim Independent Guy early thirties, seeks lasting friendship with affectionate guy early 20’s who prefers more mature relationship. Any nationality anywhere. Box 399

Good Looking Youth 23, wants to meet similar skinhead types, into everything. Photos please. Will definitely return. Box 400

Young Composer (24) London, interested in people, wishes to extend circle of gay friends. Physical appearance, age, irrelevant. Box 401

Gay Boy, early 20’s would like to make friends with young gay man and also to stay with me for as long as possible Rent Free as I have no friends at all. I am by myself, but I am living with my family and you can phone me any time Night or Day at 01-703-2742. David Townsend.

Gay Male 28 wishes to meet others, any age. photo appreciated. Box 402

Gay Male, Michael, 25, would like to meet or correspond with someone the same age group. Box 403

Guy 24 yrs old wishes to be taught the mysterys of S/M by someone older 28-34. Must have own place. Photo please. Box 405

Gay Guy 24, good looking, not effeminate, enjoys music and driving, own car, wishes to meet similar, distance no object. Write Box 404

EXECUTIVE, 34, TRANSFERED TO LONDON SHORTLY seeks young social contacts, any race, maybe roommate. I’m masculine, young looking & thinking & can afford a few of the nicer things in life. Sincere only. Photo helps, will be returned Let’s correspond! MAX, PO Box 26017, Los Angeles 90026, USA.

Attractive young man 26, goodphysique, seeks similar 21/30 anywhere. Likes – swimming, cinema, music, bodybuilding. London. Photo and Phone No. appreciated. Box 406

Devon, young 40, wishes to meet males 21-30 for sincere, genuine friendship. Most interests, sport, photo not essential, all letters answered. Box 407

Erik. I miss your Yorkshire Pudding. I am sorry about Clapham. Please write to usual address. Mick.

Male graduate, 31, good-looking, adaptable, warm-hearted, wide interests, seeks permanent friend, 30-34. Photo appreciated, A.L.A. Box 408

Slim, Non-Effeminate Male, 31, interested arts, especially music, seeks friends 21-32. Manchester/Leeds areas. Box 409

Bachelor 50, looks much younger, non-effeminate, would like to contact person 21-30 for genuine sincere companionship to theatre, cinema, etc. Central London flat. All sincere letters with photographs (returned) answered. Box 410

Young Man, 21, 5’8″, good looking, lonely, gentle, sincere, seeks friendship with similar male. Photo please. Box 411 Gay Girl 24, wishes to meet similar – Midlands area. Box 412.

Gay Girl 32, lives in London wishes to meet similar with view to friendship. Interests varied. Photo please if possible. Will return. Box 413

Live In The U.S.A.! Executive, 35, masculine, needs companion-assistant. Under 30, slim, presentable. Race education & social background unimportant if sincere, adaptable, reliable, warm. Some world wide travel involved. Modest pay and all found. Interview London before Xmas. Send full personal info and photo (returnable) in confidence, airmail to: Boxholder, P.O.Box 20621, Los Angeles 90006, USA,

Young Man (22): in jock-strap, under tight soccer shorts would like to meet schoolmaster with Necessary Equipment for C.P. Box 414

If you have ever experienced an hallucination of a whirlpool type force trying to absorb you, write to : BM/Aregri, London WC1V 6XX.

Cheerful Normal Gay Londoner seeks occasional companionship of active similar, especially manual worker, age immaterial. Box 415

Robin De Layne-Hervey. Please return two rare books you borrowed – immediately David.

Gay Girl, Feminine, (30’s), seeks girl friend for outings and friendship, Liverpool area. Box 432

Are You Lonely? Basildon/Bretwood/SE Essex. How about getting together. Box 431

Student – Singer seeks accompanist — friend. Peckham area. Box 430

A Pretty, Poor Boy? Generous, very shy chap. 26, slim, passive, inexperienced, London, wishes to meet you. Photo returnable with mine. Box 429

Anybody in London, mildly masochistic, under 25, whiskerless, who likes playing both schoolboy & teacher with quiet, slim, generous guy. 26? Photo returnable with mine. Box 428

Harmony Seeker, 25, intelligent, sensitive, complicated, fond of reading, writing, painting, films, languages, exhibitions, food, conversation, needs intelligent Londoner 25-35 masculine, affectionate. well-built, permanent. Photo appreciated Will reply. Box 427

Bachelor, 50’s, fit, considerate, sense of humour, loyal, diverse but normal interests, seeks younger companion, preferably South London or North Surrey. Write fully. Box 426

SOUNDS. Drag-Mobile Disco/lights. Simply the best. Built-in drag show or male floor show if desired. Pete 01-743 9930 (5-7 pm)

(Philip – Believe Me. I Still Love You — Geoff.

Frenchman, 29, would like to meet coloured men please, send photo. Box 425

Old Etonian (29) living in London wants to meet sincere males (early 20’s). Honesty and loyalty far more important than physical beauty. Please write, wherever you are. All answered. Box 433

Wanted Urgently by Bike Guy, secondhand black leather jeans, 28″ waist. 32″ leg, jacket. 36/8 chest. Jackboots, 8. Alternatively well faded old levi’s outfit. Any offers leather considered. Purchase seperate. A.L.A. Box 434

Will be extremely grateful to anyone guiding me to Gay Bars, Baths, etc, in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munisch, Berlin, Paris, Venice, Rome, Prague, leaving mid-end November. Any butch/passive wants company, share expenses. Am 26, Indian, tall, active, professional man. Photo and phone No. appreciated. Box 252

Dear Boys and Girls, please make life a little easier for the phantom typesetter of Queensway by making sure that your ads are easy to read. It takes so long doing translations. Thanks a million and a half – good luck with all your ads.

After the 10th November all Box Numbers before 150 will only be valid if the box holders pay an extra 50p, as the small ad service costs a fortune to run efficiently. Thanks and good contacting.


Accommodation

Gay Male and Gay Female seek 2-roomed flat, pref. Central London. Box 417

Gay Male (25) needs similar to share large flat S.W.12. Own spacious room. Near Tube Line. £9 and worth it. Box 418

Have you got a sense of humour and a liking for Mozart?
Guy (25) seeks another (reasonably “straight” looking!) to share his room in SW7 flat. About £21 per month. Box 419

Regents Park. Gay guy 25 offers flat-share to gay similar age. in small comfortable self-contained flat. Own room. £5.00 p.w. exclusive services. Available immediately. Phone 722 4882.

Photographer, 32, tall, slim, visiting Brighton roughly 30th Oct. to 4th Nov. seeks Bed & Breakfast – will share – can anyone help? Box 420

Double Room £8 per week, suit two mates, also Flat available. (West London) Box 421

Gay Man, 40, West London offers accommodation to another, friendly basis. Able help with cooking, paint, decorate place. Possibly appeal to one without permanent base? Box 422

Gay News Newsman urgently seeks room in shared house/flat. About £6 per week. Must be on telephone in inner/West London. Call Peter on 01-402 7805


Employment

English Graduate, Male (23) presently teaching English. History, Latin, seeks lucrative evening employment. Box 423

Mr. Tony Perera, 138 Sulgrave Road, W6 experienced Chef, age 35, seeks employment in a select restaurant or hotel. Box 424


Clubs

In London visit “Los Chicos”, 312 Old Brompton Road, Earl’s Court, for a Gay evening. Weekdays 10-2 . Weekends 10-3.


Classified

Personal Greetings Cards.

Send for our free coloured brochure.
Let us help you choose the right card.
S.A.E. to YVALY TRADERS,
12 STATION RD, LOUDWATER, HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS.

GAY REMOVALS AND CAR HIRE
Ring 01 560 2865.

Tamla Motown Records Sale. 20p. Mondays at Dicks Inn Discotheque.

Sizzling Nudes: “Boys Town” £1.50. Comprehensive Lists S.A.E. Johnny: BM/FBGH, London WC1V6XX.

FOR SALE. Half share in Central London Gay Club, Late Licence. Other partner may sell. Good Prospects. In confidence — Box 416

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Nakedly chasing straight-laced blues…

To get our brochures, don’t delay.
Only send twenty pence – then choose!

Movies and mags (one’s free) display
Astounding tales of heroes whose
Nude exploits plainly prove they’re gay.

LUX PUBLICATIONS (Dept. GNU),
PO Box 10269, Amsterdam, Holland.

Postage is slow. Be patient. Some
Supermen take two weeks to come.

Glad To Be Gay’ Badges in purple on a yellow background, size 1¾” diameter. Sell at 7½p or lOp post free from:E.L.GLF, c/o 248 Bethnal Green Road, London E2. Discount for bulk orders etc. ‘Very Nice Badges They Are Too’

RAWHIDE No2 Issue. Physique Magazine of Teenagers. Send 50p to: Fulham Studios (Photographic), 494 Fulham Road, London SW6.

GAY DANCE. Queens Hotel, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex. First Friday every month. 10pm – 2am. Licensed. TRICKY DICKY DISCOTHEQUE. Next Dance, November 3rd.

Gay Films Books Fotos-Slides-Sex Aids-Etc. Free llustrated Lists S.A.E. New World Sales, 1581 London Road. Norbury, London SW16.

Have A Clean Up !
For General House Cleaning or Spring Cleaning. Phone : 723 8842 or 402 6881.

MALE PHYSIQUE ART MAGAZINES – Reliable and speedy service – send S.A.E. for lists to:- M.P.A.C., 19 Abbey Parade, Merton, London S.W.19 1 DG.

By Demand. Dicks Inn, Aarabian Public House, 234 Cambridge Heath Road, E.2. Re-Opens Wednesday 15th November. (East London’s ONLY Gay Discotheque)

Boy Studio, 44 Earl’s Court Road, London W8. Photo Sets, Leatherwear, 35mm Colour Slides. Catalogue 30p.

FAG FUND It would help our petty cash situation if you could send us your ciggy coupons … ta, my dears.

WANTED. STREET SELLERS to sell, you guessed it, GAY NEWS. You make 3p a copy. We can’t sell them all ourselves.

GAY NEWS desperately needs a typewriter or two (preferably desk models).
If you really feel like it, how about renting us an IBM electric? Please


Postage costs are very high, so when you write to us, could you please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the reply – if you want a reply, that is.


COMMERCIAL ADS. 5p a word. No Box Number service available.
NON COMMERCIAL ADS. 2p a word. Box Numbers 30p.
PERSONAL ADS. 2p.a word. Box Numbers 50p. (Owing to lack of space, we ask users of the Personal Ads to try and not use more than 30 words.)
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All information listings are free.
All Ads must be prepaid.


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Prices quoted on request.

Feedback

As a negro male, and a well-bred one at that, I would like to make a comment on the censorship of racial prejudice advertisements, if I may call it that.

It would be very stupid of me to try to mediate between homosexuals with prejudices (black and white) and a paper whose leaders are trying to be different and futuristic. We all have our prejudices or preferences, ie some of us like ‘chicken’, leather, whipping, fellatio or oralism. and so it goes on.

I am all for advertisements from people stating their needs, not their requirements, and even that may be contradictory, but nonetheless, I doubt whether it is racialistic. I would never specifically state that I need a negro male, because I am not like that, though in the end one has the final choice. A white man may need me, and I may need him, I might also need a negro, but in the end it comes down to the vital necessary things love, character, sincerity, honesty, things racialists do not look for or need it seems. Though I would say let them publish their filthy ads, it is up to the editor.

I am sure the reason why these people want to put ads of this sort in Gay News is to destroy it, like everything else. I am sure that the petty, irate letters wanting racial ads prove that most of the homosexuals in England are petty, prejudiced, destructive, narcissistic and unchangeable.

The reason one gets ads like ‘Young black, gay, then white guy wants to meet you’ (or words to that effect) shows that lots of gay men still believe in myths and beliefs. Myths that all black men have huge cocks to set their backsides on fire, and because they are so deep in myths, they do not want change.

They do not think of love, just a quick dig. I am a negro, and if I like someone, not because he is white, but from where I am, I am a homosexual and he is a male. But whether he is what I am looking for will depend, not on his colour, but whether he is the sort of person that I can say is honest, sincere, genuine, and most of all, reliable and dependable. Now if there is a negro that I like, then he would have to have the same attributes, and if he has, then who cares.

I like all the pink people, and I like all the negroes, and all the other people, but when it comes down to the racialists, not that I don’t like them, I can’t stand them.

I thought that homosexuals had changed, but most of us seem to be still in the past, of oppression, and persecution.

I am of the opinion that like so many gay papers, and magazines, that have come and gone, those people who keep harping on to have their racial ads in Gay News, all they want to do is to fill it with filth, and destroy it, and it is up to any clean-thinking, liberal-minded homosexuals to make sure they don’t and as an English negro, like hell they will!

Illegal page

Love Knoweth No Laws*

Owing to certain pressures put upon us by the law, we hold the right to cut, change or refuse to print any personal ads sent to us. We must also warn male ‘minors’ (under 21) that you may have unpleasant legal nasties unloaded on you, and us, if you attempt to use and reply for certain reasons connected with the meeting of someone for immoral purposes, namely making love. Apart from those antiquated legalities, men and women are welcome to use these columns as they wish.

* Chaucer.


Personal Ads

REPLIES TO BOX ADS: when replying to a box ad please write the box number on the envelope, and send it to Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Box number replies cannot be discussed on the telephone. If you wish to send a stamp with your box. no. reply, please do not attach it to reply.

  • Edinburgh Male, 25, gentle, intelligent, good-humoured seeks someone own age or younger to make home with. I enjoy music, reading, etc. Photo appreciated. All letters answered. Box 301
  • Pete, Young 29 seeks young males early 20’s for everlasting pleasures, longish hair, no beards like myself. Photo please. Box 302
  • South London Lecturer, 26, attractive, good physique, versatile, artistic interests including languages, seeks well-built, fun-loving guys under 30 for intimate relationship. Photo please, returnable with mine. Box 303
  • London. Young Gay Asian 22, seeks similar white 21-30 for friendship. Photo appreciated. Box 304
  • Guy 28 seeks same or younger friend for mutually satisfactory evenings/weekends. Photo appreciated, returned with mine. Box 305
  • Good Looking Long Haired Youth wishes to correspond, meet same, interests leather, denim etc. All letters answered. Photo please. Bham/anywhere. Box 306
  • South Bucks Gay 50, seeks sincere friend 30-55. Photo if poss, but not essential. A.L.A. Box 307
  • Male 29, seeks active male, 26-33, who is keen on wearing rubber boots. Photo appreciated. Box 308
  • Male (35) Torbay area now, probable move London ’73. Seeks genuine permanent friend 21-30. Initially weekends offered. Varied interests. Photo appreciated. Box 309
  • What about the gay life in Wellingborough, Kettering & Northants, anyone interested in getting it started, for I love you all. Box 310
  • Man 38, Tired of being promiscuous and alone longs to meet affectionate active genuine chap of 25-42, who wishes to settle down and enjoy good home life. I have own flat (London). Write giving Tel.No. if poss and photo. Box 311
  • Professional Figure Model, athletic, wants occasional hire of someone’s sun-lamp. London. Terry. Box 312
  • Gay Girl, 36, looking for similar to share really sincere loving relationship and very ordinary home in country. Box 313
  • East Midlands Gay Guy, 24, seeks sympathetic girl for friendship. Box 314
  • Dark, Slim self-employed professional man, 37, dependable, seeks friendship with someone early 20’s who prefers older company. Lives North Surrey. Own transport, willing to travel. Box 315
  • Reading Gay Girl 31, with young daughter seeks sincere girl to share my home with. Must be fond of children and under 36. Box 316
  • Bachelor, 30, seeks wider circle of friends, 30-35 age group. Also possible flat mate -resident South London. Interested travel, music etc., A.L.A. Box 317
  • A Weekend in the Country? Two friends with beautiful secluded country house (Wilts) can accept a few weekend guests. Reasonable charges. Full Board. Station Transport. Easy Reach M4. Phone 022-16-3299.
  • Lonely good-looking authoritarian (40), leather interests, seeks contacts anywhere, and particularly Lancs/Cheshire. Box 318
  • Yorkshire Gay, living in own country cottage, would like to meet gay guys around same age. early 20’s. Friendship, mutual pleasure. Box 319
  • Creative, Intelligent, Balanced Male, 33, lives in London, needs someone affectionate and intelligent and under 35 for permanent thing. Box 320
  • Bachelor late 30’s, would like to meet hairy faced gays, either bearded or clean-shaven for friendship and mutual pleasures. Aged 21-45. The thicker and more extensive your beard the better. Box 321
  • A Gentle Gay Knight in shining armour needed by a young lonely lad (21), be my loyal knight and true. Box 322
  • Male Secretary (34) seeks interesting position in London. Interests music, theatre, travel. Box 323
  • Gay Girl (21) seeks feminine chicks East Yorkshire. Box 324
  • Gay Male (23) own car, not effeminate, seeks others similar age for mutual pleasure and show me the gay places London. Box 325
  • Sincere Young Pederast (early 20’s) would like to find younger, or helpful friends. Box 326
  • Professional Job Incompletely Satisfying? Cerebral? Creative? Gardener? Lesbian (30-50) living Midlands? Could we contact each other? Box 327
  • Bachelor, 53, tired of wandering and loneliness, 45 miles North of London, longs for permanent loyal friendship with one slightly younger, kind, fond of home, sincere and intelligent. Box 328
  • Jazz Musician, 35, London, with wide range of other interests, tired of gay scene, is looking for friends (early twenties) to share interests with. Box 329
  • Young good-looking gay guy seeks similar for companionship and all that jazz. Box 331
  • Male (31) wishes to meet gay people of both sexes, (25-35). Interested in Soul, Reggae and similar types fo music. Box 336
  • Good-looking young Irish male 20’s. Tall, slim, seeks good-looking non-effeminate friends. 21-30. London area. Photo appreciated. Discretion guaranteed. Please write to Mike. Box 332
  • Dennis, I love you — Paul.
  • Bachelor (London) 40, with car and on 3 month holiday, seeks active well endowed companions, any race or age, up to 45, for weekend outings, mutual enjoyment and friendship. Photo. Box 333
  • Londoner (24) likes swimming, tennis, music and travelling, would like to meet a versatile guy with similar kinds of interest. Photo and phone appreciated. Write. Box 334
  • Young Man 28, lonely also interested in TV would like to meet same or gay gent. Your place prefered. Will travel anywhere in Northern Ireland but preferably Belfast area. Box 335
  • Butch Londoner 36, well educated seeks genuine unpolluted friend, fed up with young men. Prefer 23-30 age group. Own flat, semi-rich. Hobbies -sport, theatre, cinema. Photo please. A.L.A. Box 337
  • Young City Director considering holiday in West Indies in Feb, wants up to date info where to go and stay for sexy holiday. Also would like to meet young passive West Indians under 28. Box 338
  • Live In The U.S.A. ! Executive, 35, masculine, needs companion-assistant. Under 30, slim, presentable. Race, education & social background unimportant if sincere, adaptable, reliable, warm. Some world wide travel involved. Modest pay and all found. Interview London before Xmas. Send full personal info and photo (returnable) in confidence, airmail to: Boxholder, P.O.Box 20621, Los Angeles 90006, USA.
  • Kinky Denim/Leather Fan 21 wishes to meet the same, with gear, must be nice looking and well built. All replys answered. Photos please. Box345
  • To married men under 31, those who want a change and want to meet reliable manly gay mid 30’s bachelor, own flat, London. Write with photo. A.L.A. Box 339
  • American Executive, 32, twice a month in London, woudl like to meet slim sincere gay guy under 25 for weekend theatre, dinner, conversation, etc. Photo please. Box 346
  • Rimmer (29) offers the delights of his services to younger friends. Gay/Straight/Black/White. All welcome and replied to. Box 347
  • Exiled Kiltie (28) needs friends for friendship – love – anything you can think of – almost! Photos exchanged. Box 348
  • If interested in SM Study Circle write with SAE to Box 349
  • Butch Glaswegian 20’s seeks Scottish playmates. Inter ests include pubs, films, theatre, sport. Box 350
  • Ken (23) lonesome in Folkstone, would like to get to know genuine young friends anywhere. Box 351
  • Kinky Male Leather, Rubber. PVC, & Denim, Wants to meet likewise in London area. Aged 25-35, genuine only. Box 352
  • Bachelor (40), interests varied, seeks young friends/penfriends. Guest/Companion invited for weeks ‘Broads’ Cruiser holiday, July, 1973. Sincere offer to shy lonely person. No prejudices. Photos please, will return. (Suffolk) Box 353
  • Gay Guy 22, tired of promiscuous London scene, wishes to meet similar with view to friendship. Lives in Battersea, likes cinema, theatre, driving and various other things. Please enclose photo. Box 354
  • Man (32) ready to please, woudl like to meet all leather gear domineering friend, beardless (28-45) Box 355
  • Will Michael James Winters, last known address, 188 Ashville Road, Leytonstone, E11, please return £30 borrowed nearly two years ago from G.A.Walsh of Westcliff-On-Sea.
  • Leather Bike Boy wants riding pal in Scotland and North. Box 368
  • Erik. I miss your Yorkshire Pudding. I am sorry about Clapham. Please write to usual address. Mick.
  • Christmas Holiday. Can anyone recommend Med. holiday spot to quiet bachelor 47, likes walking. Companionship invited, or ideas for short break U.K. Box 356
  • Two Attractive Young Men (21,23) sharing a flat, wish to meet others in London area Student (21) would prefer other students, but only sincere types sought by both. If in doubt don’t reply. Box 357
  • Gay Guy, new to the scene, requires information on gay pubs, clubs, etc. throughout England. All letters acknowledged. Box 358
  • SOUNDS. Drag-Mobile Disco/lights. Simply the best. Built-in drag show or male floor show if desired. Pete: 01-743 9930 (5-7 pm)
  • Young Male (24) seeks males 21 40. I am not effeminate, so I am looking for non-effeminates but must be active. Photo please if possible. Returnable. A.L.A. Box 359
  • Sincere Male 30’s looking for lasting relationship has accommodation and genuine friendship for warm affectionate young man (21-30) Rugby area. Photo appreciated and returned. A.L.A. Box 360
  • Nottingham. Young 38 seeks younger non-effeminate male friends for genuine relationship. Photo appreciated. These will be returned. Box 361
  • EXECUTIVE, 34. TRANSFERED TO LONDON SHORTLY seeks young social contacts, any race, maybe roommate. I’m masculine, young looking & thinking & can afford a few of the nicer things in life. Sincere only. Photo helps, will be returned. Let’S correspond! MAX.PO Box 26017, Los Angeles 90026, USA.
  • Youth 23 requires young sportsmen, servicemen, skinheads and leather boys to tram and discipline, also the same for group sessions. Replies with photo’s answered first. Box 362
  • Anyone Lonely in Guernsey – either sex – any age, like to form social group ? Alternatively anyone interested in coming to my house for coffee and conversation ? (Lesbian, single. 40) Box 209
  • Robin De Layne-Harvey. Please return two rare books you borrowed – immediately. David.
  • Lonely 26 yr old with own flat wishes to meet gay guys under 23 from Hampshire. Mod, Skinhead, Leather types prefered. Photo returnable. Box 363
  • Copy of Jeremy magazine Vol 1 No.7 urgently required; write Brian Hart. 1 Trinity Road. Folkstone, Kent. Telephone 54698″
  • One Man Wanted to Help Distribute “Gay News” in Edinburgh. 30% commission. Contact Ian Dunn at 15 Hope Park Terrace. Edinburgh
  • I am extremely lonely and would like people to write to me. I am 19 years old and am interested in music and the occult. My address is Robert Hranichny. Schallergasse 7/5, 1120 Wien, Austria.

Dear Boys and Girls, please make life a little easier for the phantom typesetter of Queensway by making sure that your ads are easy to read. It takes so long doing translations. Thanks a million and a half – good luck with all your ads.

Any personal ads containing any form of racial prejudice will be immediately rejected, and money paid for insertion will NOT be refunded. Gay News collective.


Accommodation

  • Double Furnished Room (single beds) in bachelor’s modern flat. 2 mms Stepney Green Station. £3 pw each includes rented TV, use of bathroom, kitchen, phone, linen. CH water. 01-790 7709
  • Carpenter 34 seeks four masculine guys under 35 to share house in Catford. £4 weekly includes Central Heating – Hot Showers – radio and TV. Full Board £8. Box 330
  • Guy 22, would like to share flat with one other for platonic relationship. Box 340
  • Gay News Newsman urgently seeks room in shared house/flat. About £6 per week. Must be on telephone in inner/West London. Call Peter on 01 402 7805
  • Young Man, Teacher, requires single bedsitter & kitchen – convenient for City. Box 341
  • Ken, 23, Straight and Julian, 25, Gay, seek two-bedroom flat, Richmond, clean, cosy and cheap. Box 342
  • PAD SUIT TWO MATES, reasonable rent, also bedsitter available. Box 244
  • Gay Guy (Young) seeks accommodation in London preferably S.West or near Central. Like to share with guy(s) aged up to 25. Box 364
  • Visiting decadent anarchistic Fairy desparately needs conducive shared accommodation, preferably communal. Box 365
  • Gay Guy 26, own car, wishes to share flat with guys same age or younger in any of these areas Barking, East Ham, Romford, Leytonstone, Ilford, Mile End, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, West Ham. Box 366.
  • Bachelor (40’s, looks younger) seeks clean, trustworthy. non-effeminate paying guest. Small flat North London. £3 p.w. plus half rates, expenses etc. Professional or exectutive type, circumspect ion essential, creed immaterial, vital interests and statistics, recent photo (returnable) with reply. Box 367

Employment & Services

  • Young Handsome Guy (24); intelligent, educated, versatile, seeks interesting full time employment. Anything considered Box 343
  • Young Male Models Required. Some theatrical experience an advantage. Photos appreciated and returned if requested Box 344
  • Interior Decorating by pleasant Gay Lady. Concientous busy bee but not outragously pricey. Interested? For “No Pressure” chat PHONE Joanne on 01-727 9182
  • Experienced, young, qualified Masseur visits home/ hotel. Genuine service for massage only. Phone 01-370 6506
  • WANTED. Cleaner/Driver, hard work, good pay, experienced/happy/pretty prefered Box 176

Clubs

  • In London visit “Los Chicos”, 312 Old Brompton Road, Earl’s Court, for a Gay evening. Weekdays 10-2 . Weekends 10-3.

Classified

  • ‘Glad To Be Gay’ Badges in purple on a yellow background, size 1%” diameter. Sell at 7½p or lOp post free from: E.L.GLF, c/o 248 Bethnal Green Road, London E2. Discount for bulk orders etc. ‘Very Nice Badges They Are Too’
  • MEN WELL WORTH WAITING FOR
    We know it must be hard to wait,
    But patience brings a gay reward:
    In roughly two weeks from the date
    You send to our address abroad
    The little sum of twenty pence
    You’ll get a brochure crammed with scenes
    Of naked guys from our immense
    Stores stacked with films and magazines.
    The movies fly: when docks don’t strike,
    Mags take four weeks to come (and one
    Comes free first time). You’re bound to like
    These goodies full of gay nude fun.
    LUX PUBLICATIONS (Dept GNU),
    PO Box 10269, Amsterdam, Holland.
  • Patrick Mens Stylist, Perfect Shaping, Swinging and Traditional Styling, Tinting, Bleaching and Streaking by Appointment. Telephone: Leeds 57279
  • Full Range of Sexual Aids available from ZODIAC AV, 120 London Road, Leicester LE2 0QS. Send SAE for full details or visit our showrooms.
  • RAWHIDE No2 Issue. Physique Magazine of Teenagers. Send 50p to: Fulham Studios (Photographic), 494 Fulham Road, London SW6.
  • GAY REMOVALS AND CAR HIRE
    Any distance
    Cheap rates for gay only
    Ring 01-560 2865.
  • Gay Films Books-Fotos-Slidat-Sex Aids-Etc. Free Illustrated Lists S.A.E. New World Sales, 1581 London Road. Norbury, London SW16.
  • Have A Clean Up !
    For General House Cleaning or Spring Cleaning. Phone : 723 8842 or 402 6881.
  • Breathtaking Nudes!! “All Boys”. “Boys Town”. £1.50 each. (SAE) Johnny: BM/FBGH, London WC1V 6XX.
  • Penfriends, Flat and Holiday Companions.
    Free Details. S.A.E. to H.F.C., c/o 19 Gian Aber Park, CHESTER
  • Boy Studio, 44 Earl’s Court Road, London W8. Photo-Sets, Leatherwear, 35mm Colour Slides. Catalogue 30p.
  • York. Gay News available from Woof’s Stall, Newgate Market, York, on Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • FAG FUND It would help our petty cash situation if you could send us your ciggy coupons … ta, my dears.
  • WANTED. STREET SELLERS to sell, you guessed it, GAY NEWS. You make 3p a copy. We can’t sell them all ourselves.
  • You can regularly buy Gay News at Bookends, 23a Chepstow Mansions, Chepstow Place, London W2. Send S.A.E. for their lists of fantasy/sf/comic books.

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Illegal page

Love Knoweth No Laws*

Owing to certain pressures put upon us by the law, we hold the right to cut, change or refuse to print any personal ads sent to us. We must also warn male ‘minors’ (under 21) that you may have unpleasant legal nasties unloaded on you, and us, if you attempt to use and reply for certain reasons connected with the meeting of someone for immoral purposes, namely making love. Apart from those antiquated legalities, men and women are welcome to use these columns as they wish.

* Chaucer.


Personal Ads

REPLIES TO BOX ADS: when replying to a box ad please write the box number on the envelope, and send it to Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Box number replies cannot be discussed on the telephone. If you wish to send a stamp with your box. no. reply, please do not attach it to reply.

  • GAY MALE, 31, mature. Social fife restricted due to shift work. Wishes to meet similar for relationship Box 248
  • MAN (50) OWN PAD, South Coast, seeks active genuine partner, same age or older. Box 249
  • LONG HAIRED BODY BUILDER, really keen to meet similar for lasting friendship, aged up to 30. Someone who appreciates physical and artistic things and is sincere. Photo please, ALA. Box 250
  • GAY CHAP YOUNG LOOKING. 34, severely jilted after 8 years , wants to forget the past and make new friends. Versatile and adaptable. Own house, London. All answered but photo Please. Box 251
  • EDINBURGH INDIAN, 26, Tall, slim, hirsute would like meet/correspond others 26-40 for lasting relationshop. Interests sports, music. Photo appreciated and returned. Genuine relpies only please. Box 252
  • MALE (30) in Southampton/Bournemouth area with rubber, pvc, leather & denim gear would like to meet similar type. (21-35) Box 253 GUY (22) would like to meet girls, preferably gay, like myself ! Box 254
  • YOUNG EXECUTIVE, inexperienced. Own flat, car. North London, seeks young man to share with. Qualities appreciated, honesty, sincerity and sense of humour. Box 255
  • ANY SPORTS MINDED GAYS interested in forming table tennis/football or other sports teams/clubs? Please write me. Suggestions welcomed. Box 256 ACTIVE BACHELOR, seeks young compatible friends for mutual pleasure & intimate relationship. Photo appreciated and returned. Phone No. if possible. Box 257
  • LONELY MASCULINE GUY OF 29, seeks an attractive well-built companion in Essex. Photo appreciated. Box 258 LECTURER, 39, anti-authoritarian, room near Paris (Veteran of 1968!) welcomes younger friends/ visitors. Box 259
  • PETER, 24, seeks young genuine gay friends in London area – Photo appreciated. Box 260 SOUNDS. Drag-Mobile Disco/lights. Simply the best. Built-in drag show or male floor show if desired. Pete: 01-743 9930 (5-7 pm)
  • S & M, LEATHER, – any nice boy, beardless, under 23. ready to teach curious slim chap. 20’s? No electronics. Also will be (passive) partner in usual stuff. Photo appreciated. Box 261 GAY GUY, 22, educated Germany, English speaking, seeks correspondence with gay, muscular males (25-40). Meetings assured. Photos appreciated. Box 262
  • LONDON – WHITE GUY, 23, would like to meet any non-european gay guys. Prefer non-camp. Box 263
  • GAY WOMEN (35) would like to hear from others, 30-40. All letters answered. Box 264
  • YOUNG IRISHMAN, 27, would like to hear from Irish readers. Photo ensures reply. Box 265
  • 23 YEAR OLD CANADIAN wishes to meet someone around same age for frinedship and lover purposes. I am 5’6″ black hair, blue eyes. Enjoy dancing, theatres and evenings at home. Picture please. Will answer all. Box 266
  • ELDERLY TRANSVESTIST, desires to meet others. Varied interests. Gardening, etc. Country lover. Box 267
  • KINKY LEATHER/DENIM GUY wishes contacts (25-35). Only reply if genuine. Box 270
  • YOUNG MAN, (30) own house. North East Kent Coast, wishes to meet Gay Males, (preferably younger). For friendship and pleasures. Can accommodate at weekends, expeses paid for right people. Photo please. A.L A. Box 268
  • SLIM GAY STUDENT (21) is lonely and wishes to meet young males up to 23yrs for intimate friendship and mutual pleasures. London/Mid-lands. Box 269
  • ESSEX – LONDON BORDERS, GUY 26 wants friends, same age, same area, to stave off boredom. Photo appreciated. All Letters Answered. Box 271
  • MAN SEEKS PIN UP PHOTOS of muscle men, must be full length and close up and very cheap. In colour if possible. Box 272
  • LOVING GAY GUY, 39, hirsute, requires passive slim t non-materialistic mate. Age nationality immaterial. Photo appreciated, A.L.A; Box 273
  • ‘CHEERFUL WELL-BUILT ACTIVE LONDONER wanted for occassional companionship : manual worker especially welcome. Photo please. Box 274
  • ATTRACTIVE SINCERE MALE 30 s varied interest, seeks someone nice for full warm friendship under 30. Photos exchanged please, all replied to. Coventry or district. Box 275
  • FOR SALE: French language (linguaphone) 45 rpm record course. Slightly used. Cost £22 – £6 o.n.o. Box 276
  • GOOD LOOKING PROVINCIAL YOUTH, 23, seeks friends under 30 (especially skinheads & leather boys). Also any others living in or near London. Please send photo. Will answer with mine. Box 277
  • BACHELOR ARTIST OFFERS fortnight Brighton, to clean, muscular, adonis, in return for modelling and light domestic work. Photo essential, age under 25. Please write fully. Box 278
  • MAN (42) S.E. LONDON, no special hangups. Interests politics, people, etc. Seeks friends for a drink or what have you. Box 279
  • LONDONER, 40. become socially insulor, offers help (mutually, accommodation for one/two male potential friends. Box 280
  • LONELY HOMOSEXUAL MALE NURSE, seeks friends. All letters answered. Photos appreciated. Box 282
  • YOUNG MAN, 22, would like to meet male up to 25 interested in swimming, travel, music, cinema, to form a sincere, affectionate and permanent friendship, eventually to share flat. Photo if possible, returned with same. Box 283
  • LONELY GIRL wants very much to meet nice friend 20 to 35 who lives in the West Country, around Salisbury or Bristol. All letters answered. Box 284
  • GAY GIRL WOULD LIKE TO SEE LONDON, any girl like to show me about? for a weekend. Box 285
  • ENTHUSIASTIC BUT LONESOME weight-trainer (28) seels similarly dedicated training partner or introduction to gay orientated gym. Is there (another) handsome muscle guy in London to help me? Box 287
  • BACHELOR, 48, own flat seeks sincere and genuine male companion between 21-30. Only sincere replies please. Photograph essential. Good home for right person. Box 288
  • I am extremely lonely and would like people to write to me. I am 19 years old and am interested in music and the occult. My address is Robert Hranichny, Schallergasse 7/5, 1120 Wien, Austria.
  • Anyone Lonely in Guernsey – either sex – any age, like to form social group? Alternatively anyone interested in coming to my house for coffee and conversation? (Lesbian, single, 40) Box 209
  • Robin De Layne-Harvey. Please return two rare books you borrowed – immediately. David.
  • One Man Wanted to Help Distribute “Gay News” in Edinburgh. 30% commission. Contact Ian Dunn at 15 Hope Park Terrace. Edinburgh.
  • 21 YEAR OLD seeks pen friends in U.K. Write to: Ed Wong. Flat A1, 5th Floor, 2 Oaklands Path, Hong Kong.
  • EXECUTIVE, 34. TRANSFERED TO LONDON SHORTLY seeks young social contacts, any race, maybe roommate. I’m masculine, young looking & thinking & can afford a few of the nicer things in life. Sincere only. Photo helps, will be returned. Let’S correspond! MAX.PO Box 26017, Los Angeles 90026, USA.
  • TRENDY, STRAIGHT-LOOKING GAY (21), interested in leather, only recently come out, am I really so alone? Box 290
  • MALE, MID 40’s won flat, seeks friendship with working class mate, 30 to 45. All letters answered. Box 291
  • LONELY MALE (42) 6’2″ tall, slim, affectionate, active, seeks reliable, tall, slim young male under 30 for permanent genuine and sincere relationship. Camp/effeminate guy wecome. London/Southend area. Photos exchanged. Box 292
  • YOUNG MAN, good appearance and physique, considerate, seeks similar, 21-40, London area. Lasting friendship, sincere. Please send photo. (Returned with mine). Box 293
  • WHERE IS the personable intelligent young man needing pad and older-brother figure? Come live with me and be my love. Phone 603 3646 or Box 294
  • INEXPERIENCED GAY GIRL requires experienced gay girl for friendship. Midlands area. Box 295
  • GENTLE, SINCERE GUY (24) wants to contact similar – W.London. Love of music, finer things in life – an advantage. Photo much appreciated. Box 296
  • YOUNG MALE GRADUATE, attractive, intelligent. 25, seeks similar. Photo and details please. Box 297
  • MICHELLE IS A SLIM ATTRACTIVE LITERATE 45 year old TV who wishes to have warm companionship with mature gay 40-60 for mutual pleasures. Croydon/SE London area. Sincere replies only please. Box 298
  • BLETCHLEY. BUCKS – Pleasant young man (27) wishes to meet someone nice, own age or younger. Box 299
  • LONELY COUNTRY BOY, blond, age 28. now living in suburbs N.W.Lancs, would like to meet young man for genuine friendship. Interests music, travel and horticulture. Please send photo. Box 300
  • “Peter – see you at the Drag Discotheque Aug 9 or any Wednesday after – Pontrefact Castle, 48 Chapel Street, London NW1. (Edgware Road tube station.) — am doing wild go-go dancing John”
  • Scottish Bachelor Clan. If you want good company, regular social gatherings, pen-friends etc. send S.A.E to Secy, c/o 1070 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow W4.
  • Calling All Gays (Male & Female) in the Belsize Park area. How about coming together for a drink and social evenings. Write to: Garry, 40 Belsize Park Gardens. London NW3.
  • “Copy of Jeremy magazine Vol.1. No.7 urgently required; write – Brian Hart. 1 Trinity Road. Folkstone, Kent. Telephone 54698”
  • AVA – Are you still singing in Manchester ? Can you write to Denis (Fly Me To The Moon) for possible Gay News interview. Gay News, 19 London Street. London W2 1HL. Tel 01-402 7805
  • Gay Artist (chick) sick of pretentious pseud’s, seeks real people to share mediaeval freak outs and much love. Box 141

    Dear Boys and Girls, please make life a little easier for the phantom typesetter of Queensway by making sure that your ads are easy to read. It takes so long doing translations. Thanks a million and a half – good luck with all your ads.

Any personal ads containing any form of racial prejudice will be immediately rejected. and money paid for insertion will NOT be refunded. Gay News collective.


Travel

  • LONDON – ISTANBUL – DELHI Private trip by van attached to fire-engine. Mixed easy-going group leaving end October. All conveniences aboard, including food, shower, stereo etc. One way £75. Return £150, negotiable. Phone, call, write. Winston Ross, between 2pm-5pm. – 27 Chiddingstone Street, Parsons Green, London SW6. Phone 01-736 4946

Employment

  • PARTNER (21-40) for business project. I am 56, 5′ 10″, 11 stone, agile and versatile. (West London) Box 240
  • GAY ACCOUNTANT. 33, EX-MN Purser, Seeks worthwhile employment outside commerce. Sick of aiding and abetting rip-offs. Secretary/ Factotum. Any suggestions welcome. Box 241
  • WANTED. Cleaner/Driver. hard work, good pay, experienced/happy/pretty prefered. Box 176

Accommodation

  • QUEENSWAY W2. 2nd Young Man for comfortable S/C flat. All facilities. Own room. £10. Phone C.Bekdik at 229 5593
  • BACHELOR. 30, requires civilised person to share house in Aylesbury. Own room. Most creature comforts provided. Reasonable rent. (Alternatively share flat/house, same area.) Box 242
  • THREE GAY GUYS have place in S/C flat for one more, share room with one other. T.V. Phone. £4.50 pw. Hornsey N8. Box 243
  • ACCOMMODATION OFFERED. To share flat off Kensington Church Street. Own room £10 exclusive. Phone 937 6694 between 6 and 7 pm.
  • HAVE YOU A ROOM FOR A YOUNG GAY ARTIST in desperate accommodation plight, studio, attic, garret, shed? In exchange for all domestic duties. Genuine! Box 244
  • NOT GAY ? Never rnind. Young Lad 23 needs sensible, reliable person to share small but nice W4 flat. T.V./Electric, £5.50, 01-994 1333 (eveninqs).
  • PAD SUIT TWO MATES, reasonable rent, also bedsitter available. Box 244
  • YOUNG MAN (22) urgently requires own room in gay household. Bromley area or S.E. London. Box 246
  • PUTNEY. 2 ROOM FLAT S/C for 1 or 2 nice gay guys or girls from mid October. £11.50 p.w. Phone 01-789 3570
  • YOUTH 23 requires accommodation, or other young gays who can accommodate me or weekend visits to London. Box 247
  • HAMPSHIRE MAN. 30, has room available in own home for similar. Convenient for Southampton. Phone Ken on Romsey 512959 (evenings or weekends).
  • ANY GIRL that would like to spend a week or weekend in the West Country for free please let me know soon. Box 286

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  • MEN WELL WORTH WAITING FOR
    We know it must be hard to wait.
    But patience brings a gay reward:
    In roughly two weeks from the date
    You send to our address abroad
    The little sum of twenty pence
    You’ll get a brochure crammed with scenes
    Of naked guys from our immense
    Stores stacked with films and magazines.
    The movies fly: when docks don’t strike,
    Mags take four weeks to come (and one
    Comes free first time). You’re bound to like
    These goodies full of gay nude fun.
    LUX PUBLICATIONS (Dept GNU),
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    For General House Cleaning or Spring Cleaning. Phone : 723 8842 or 402 6881.
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    Ring 01-560 2865.
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Editorial

19720914-02So – Gay News arrives at issue seven, not very bloody and definitely unbowed! We’ve achieved an experimental sixteen-page issue, number six, our subscription list is growing everyday, and we are all getting to know each other. In running the day-to-day business of the paper, the collective are obviously together (for better or worse!) but the contact with everyone who writes to us, telephones, calls in at the office, or buys a copy in the pub, is the really vital thing.

We collect plenty of reactions, from “I think you’re the best thing that’s happened on the gay scene for years!” to “I wouldn’t meet you”
wipe my arse with it.” Many people comment favourably on the lay-out and technical presentation of the paper. It is important to be clear and readable, and we want to maintain and improve these qualities, without we hope, becoming dull. Others of you find that we are too political for your taste, or not political enough. We’ve been advised to “Show where you are ideologically, or you will just be a capitalist ally”, but a lot of other people ask for “some dolly pin-ups, and why don’t you have some fantasy fiction?” What a lovely name for ‘wank-stories’.

One subject that arouses a lot of comment is our personal ads column (see ‘Preference or Prejudice’ below). Are we “Asking to be busted”, or “providing a service that people need”? Perhaps both, but the ads do fulfill a need for a lot of individuals, and it is on this level that the subject should be considered. Whether you have been a subscriber since issue one, or think “Gay News does a disservice to all homosexuals by singling us out as Different” you know what it’s like to be lonely, alone temporarily perhaps or isolated over a long period of time. One knows how one feels, and perhaps can sympathise with someone else in a similar situation, but you cannot solve the problem for another individual, and no-one else can find all the answers for you.

We hope that Gay News is aware of the range of individual view-points, and that we give scope for all opinions in our columns. It doesn’t matter whether you are content with a small social circle, happy cruising alone, busy in a CHE or GLF group, or right out there challenging the whole world. If you know where you are, as an individual person, relating to others, and being as honest as you know how to be, then perhaps you’re on the way to becoming a free soul, free of your own self-repression, and so more able to help clear away ignorance and suppressed fear which block society’s view of homosexuals.

Preference or Prejudice

We’ve had a lot of comment about our policy on personal ads, and some people think that we are discriminatory, although we print a warning about possible racist ads. The “Young black gay? Then white wants to meet you” ad has been criticised as being just as prejudiced as one which says “No Coloureds Please” or some similar phrase. We printed the former, we refused the latter.

We feel that the “Young, black gay” ad indicates a preference, just as someone does if they say “I want to meet a rock music freak” or “well-built, bearded men”, which is not the same thing as excluding one specific group. If every ad had to avoid all statements which indicated preference, ads would be both unreadable and pointless.

Some people feel hurt by ads which say “no effeminates” and we have also been accused of age-ism, because readers feel excluded by phrases like ‘young and dolly preferred’. All we can say is that if someone advertises with us, it’s pointless unless they say what kind of person they want to meet, it’s pie in the sky to imagine that everyone can get on with everyone else, and if some of us aren’t young and dolly’ too bad – there’s a lot of things that improve with age!

A Reminder

We are sure that most of you have now realised that Gay News is a completely independent newspaper. But unfortunately some of you are still under the impression that we are connected with one or more of the gay organisations that are operative in this country. We are not.

Gay News is an independent, unaffiliated newspaper for gays of all sexes. We are in no way involved with Gay Liberation Front, Campaign for Homosexual Equality, Scottish Minorities Group, National Federation of Homophile Organisations, or any of the other movements, organisations or associations.

We are, of course, sympathetic to some of the views of these ‘campaigns’ and ‘fronts’ etc., but their doctrines and ideals in no way influence the editorial policy of this paper.

We will print news and run features on what these organisations are up to. But these will take their place alongside what other gay people are doing and are involved in.

Gay News, once again, is an independent newspaper for all gays, and we would consider ourselves a failure if we ever departed from this position.

Classified

Love Knoweth No Laws*

19720914-11Owing to certain pressures put upon us by the law, we hold the right to cut, change or refuse to print any personal ads sent to us. We must also warn male ‘minors’ (under 21) that you may have unpleasant legal nasties unloaded on you, and us, if you attempt to use and reply for certain reasons connected with the meeting of someone for immoral purposes, namely making love. Apart from those antiquated legalities, men and women are welcome to use these columns as they wish.

* Chaucer.


Personal Ads

REPLIES TO BOX ADS: when replying to a box ad please write the box number on the envelope, and send it to Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Box number replies cannot be discussed on the telephone. If you wish to send a stamp with your box. no. reply, please do not attach it to reply.

Affectionate, sincere male, 35, tired of being promiscuous and alone, longs to someone nice of same age or younger and settle down. London area (preferably) and genuine only. Box 185

SOUNDS. Drag-Mobile Disco/lights. Simply the best. Built-in drag show or male floor show if desired. Pete: 01-743 9930 (5-7 pm)

Wanted by Gay News, 2 young skinheads ( boots & all), to pose for a few photographs for a Gay News Feature. No pay (apart from expenses) but you can keep your clothes on. Contact Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. or Telephone 402-7805.

Movie Producer, 40, affectionate, fed-up with insincerity is looking for a warm, personable young friend to share things with. Very nice pad ideally located for an RCA or IC student. Box 190

Herts and London. Bachelor, 31, seeks a quiet, intelligent home-loving companion under 35 with view to settling down together. Interested in music, photograpny, travel and helping people. Box 191

Elgar, Mahler, V.W., Shostakovitch. Group of friends would welcome another couple of young gay people interested in exploring byways of recorded music of this period. Pelaxed scene at Earl’s Court flat. Ring Don or Bob at 373 0635. Also couple needed to make up four for occasional Bridge Session.

London. Friendly, handsome guy, 28, masculine, likes weight-training and swimming; also likes to read Chinese and listen to Wagner. He’d like to meet a versatile guy with similar kinds of interests. Photo appreciated. Colin. Box 192

Wanted any David Bowie records pre Hunkey Dory. Pete Hardy, 89 Woodside Road, Wood Green, London.

Londoner (25) seeks friends same age or younger” Box 194

Good Looking Male 25, own Kensington pad and financially very secure needs a younger beautiful partner. Photo ensures reply. Box 195

Lesbian (30) own flat, seeks feminine friends. Any age. Box 196

Bachelor 50’s would like to meet another for genuine friendship and share flat 50-50. Easy going . Photo please. ALA. Box 197

Handsome, discreet, Oriental Male, aged 30, seeks educated, intellectual gay-partner (25-35) for genuine intimate relationship. Non-camp. Phone number appreciated. Discretion guaranteed. London Box 198

Lonely Homosexual Sailor (A.B.) M.N., 38, seeks genuine friends. All letters replied to. Box 199

M, if we still love those we lose, cna we altogether lose those we love ? Let’s discuss this over dinner sometime. Liz.

Robin De Layne-Harvey. Please return two rare books you borrowed • immediately. David.

An Ad. I know it isn’t our birthday, but………. Gay News would appreciate a couple of little presents. One is an accurate set of Postal Scales, so we don’t have to keep trotting down all those stairs to the Post Office to weigh everything. The Other is an electric Fan to keep this little sauna-like office cool. Thanks. Come up and see us sometime……………

American Television Writer, 34, wants to meet young masculine males. Aspiring actors and all others most welcome. Photo helpful and returnable Box 200

Leeds. Will the boy with long dark hair and yellow sweater in “Hope and Anchor”, Leeds, Bank Holiday Saturday. Write to the bloke smoking a pipe. Box 201.

Clean, Quiet, Young Gay Male offerd share of S/C bed sitter, colour TV, own key, phone, freedom and understanding — no freaks or effeminates. Phone 722 4274, Jones.

Lonely Male seeks active friend, living in Midlands but will travel. Box 202

I am extremely lonely and would like people to write to me. I am 19 years old and am interested in music and the occult. My address is Robert Hranichny, Schallergasse 7/5, 1120 Wien, Austria.

There must be an A.K. amputee somewhere who needs genuine affection. Since the death of a disabled friend, I have looked for someone similar tc share life. Am dark (37), attractive, completely genuine. Have car and country cottage. Please write – Box 203

Leather Lover, 28, interested in motor bikes, seeks friends with similar interests. Recent photograph appreciated. Box 234

Gay Girl (24) Liverpool, Wirral district, desperate to meet understanding girl with interests other than drinking and dancing. Box 205

Gay Boy, 24, gentle, slim. Studying in Leeds. Home S/East. Seeks gneuine relationship. Last friendship long term and happy. Recovered. Interests Theatre, Astronomy, visual arts. Enjoys dancing, living in county. Ideal for gentle educated guy, 30-45. Box 204

Collector Corduroy Gear – Box 206

Twickenham Bachelor, 44, likes country drives and walks, interested languages, good food, has nice record collection, seeks companion of quiet, gentle manner with similar interests. Box 207

Riding Mac Enthusiast, 34, London, seeks similar interested friends over 30 who are really keen on them. Box 215

Would the person who placed Box 215 please contact Gay News as soon as possible. Telephone 0T402 7805 or write to Ads Dept, Gay News, 19 London Street, London W2 1HL. Thanks a lot.

Gay Guy wouldlike to hear from long haired leather boys or skinheads. All letters answered. Box 216

Man (50) quiet, passive, tall, presentable and sincere, with own pad, central South Coast, seeks active partner shame age ofr older. Box 217

Hedonistic, Versatile, attractive professional man (34), resident Yorkshire, tall, slim, dark, cultural interests, own flat, car, seeks male friends 21-40. Willing to travel. Photo please exchangeable with mine. Box 219

Nottingham Gay (27) seeks similar companions in 20’s for mutual pleasure. Interests: films, theatre, classical music. No Kinks. Photo please. Box 220

Gay Women, 50’s, recen tly returned from abroad, offers another accomodation inlarge warm flat in Central London, in return for share of running expenses and easy-going companionship. Box 221

Bachelor late 40’s, own pad. Exeter area, wishes to meet younger genuine friends who appreciate companionship and loyalty, for social evenings & weekends. Interests varied, hospitality offered. Photo not required. Box 222

Young Man, 27 — Spanish origin, seeks friends -21-30 years of age. In London or Herts. Box 223

Penfriends, Flat and Holiday Companions. NO FEES. S.A.E. to H.F.C. c/o 19 Gian Aber Park, CHESTER.

Young Man – 22, would like to meet boy about same age. Interested in music and similar pleasures. Please send photo. Box 224

Young 34, Gay but not effeminate, interests include current affairs, sport, music, wishes to meet similar, 21 to 34, Glasgow area. Box 225

Gay Girl (24) seeksothers for friendship and correspondence. London area. Varied interests. All letters answered. Box 226

Scottish Bachelor Clan. If you want good company, regular social gatherings, pen-friends etc. send S.A.E to Secy, c/o 1070 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow W4.

Calling All Gays (Male & Female) in the Belsize Park area. How about coming together for a drink and social evenings. Write to: Garry, 40 Belsize Park Gardens, London NW3.

“Copy of Jeremy magazine Vol.1. No.7 urgently required; write – Brian Hart, 1 Trinity Road, Folkstone, Kent. Telephone 54698″

AVA – Are you still singing in Manchester ? Can you write to Denis (Fly Me To The Moon) for possible Gay News interview. Gay News, 19 London Street. London W2 1HL. Tel: 01-402 7805.

Gay Artist (chick) sick of pretentious pseud’s, seeks real people to share mediaeval freak outs and much love. Box 141

Business executive, 34, transferred to London shortly seeks young social contacts, maybe roommate. I’m young looking & thinking and love & can afford the nicer things in life. Lets correspond I Photo appreciated, will return.
MAX, PO Box 26017, Los Angeles 90026, USA Airmail.

Crazy Gay Lady (26) seeks friendly, lovely, long-haired girl (18-22) for fun and love. Would you keep me warm this Winter ? Box 218

Photographic model – good looking – 26 -5’9″ – 10st, interested in wrestling, would like to meet others with similar interest. Pref. similar build. Box 227

Manchester Area. Inhibited lonely, generous, Gay, 25, wishes to meet masculine Gay early-mid twenties, for friendship. Photo appreciated. ALA. Box 229

West Wales Gay Male (24) sincere, non-effeminate, seeks similar male in twenties, anywhere (preferably with own pad) for permanent friendship with a view to living together. All letters answered. Malcolm. Box 230

Generous Gay Man offers free accommodation and all help to suitabel nice looking, poor gay young man, no class distinction, photo please with reply. All letters answered. Box 232

John (24) seeks new young friends. Lines area, travel to London some weekends. Box 233

“Peter – tee you at the Drag Discotheque Aug 9 or any Wednesday after – Pontrefact Castle, 48 Chapel Street, London NW1. (Edgware Road tube station.) — am doing wild go-go dancing there. John.”

Holiday Companion (attractive, literate and unobvious young man in late 20’s preferred) sought by similar for September holiday abroad. Phone number appreciated. Write Box 110

Chick (23) of the celtic races; not actually repulsive, seeks nice relationship, ambitious, gregarious, poetic, dig David Bowie ! Genuine replies please. Box 236

One Man Wanted to Help Distribute “Gay News” in Edinburgh. 30% commission. Contact Ian Dunn at 15 Hope Park Terrace, Edinburgh.

Young Man with long hair, fed up with insincere people, wants to meet someone dolly with long hair to settle down with. Have own home and car. Only letters with photo answered. Box 212

Rewards of Love are fantastic. I risked my life in Aden to make over £3,000 profit for blind people in 16 weeks, wishes to make the lonely become hopeful, the unloved feel loved, a future for a versatile guy 21-30. Not scared to marry. Ambitious in ideas, needs a mate to share everything with. Never be afraid to love again. Success in love. Success in living. Starting from scratch. Probably seen me Daily Mirror/Sketch. BBC TV News, or Radio, “World at One”. The loneliest are the hungriest for love. John Hiscock, Simba Safety Club, “the simbas”, 37 Rodbourne Road, Westbury On Trym, Bristol, BS10 5AT.

Left Wing Jew, seeks Londoner able to entertain. Slim, under 30, below 5’10”, and complete capricorn. Brighton hospitality possible. Photo exchange optional. Box 208

Anyone Lonely in Guernsey – either sex – any age, like to form social group ? Alternatively anyone interested in coming to my house for coffee and conversation ? (Lesbian, single, 40) Box 209

32 year old Londoner visiting Aviemore (Scotland) seeks companion for hill climbing etc. or local person to spend the evenings with – also pen pals. Box 210

Gay Male (21) would like to meet young male for sincere friendship and mutual pleasure. Photo if possible – returned with one of myself. Box 211

Presentable, dark, slim company director, 35, reliable, seeks friendship with someone under 2b who prefers older types. Resident South London, enjoys driving, willing to travel. Varied interests. Box 213

Cork City. Young 26 shy and lonely, requires gay friend 21-30. I would like pen pals with a view to meeting and going places together. Photo please (ret’d). A.L.A. Box 214

Dear Boys and Girls, please make life a little easier for the phantom typesetter of Queensway by making sure that your ads are easy to read. It takes so long doing translations. Thanks a million and a half – good luck with all your ads.

Any personal ads containing any form of racial prejudice will be immediately rejected, and money paid for insertion will NOT be refunded. Gay News collective.


Accommodation

Young Man, 27, seeks bedsitter or share of flat -Central or North London. Box 223

Just Off Putney High Street — Two room flat in newly converted house. Share K/B with three others. Quiet, responsible, mature ladies only. £11.00 P.W. 01-370 4814

Richmond. 4th Prof. Young Man – Share House. Own Room, Central Heating, £8% pw. Phone 01-940 4400

Liberal, moderate, young undergraduate is looking for a room in a flat, or for others looking for same, in N./E./S.W, London.Please write, Alan McGorrin, 59 Forburg Road. London N16 6HR.

Reading, Berks. Gent, 45, requires another to share accommodation on Cabin Cruiser, £2.00 + expenses. Box 231

Guy 17, wants to meet guy, similar age, interested in setting up London Area flat. Box 193

Three impoverished Gay News Collectivers desperately need flat. Must be big, central, comfortable and on the phone. Contact Peter or Doug at 01-402 7805

Best Putney Location – two newly decorated single bed-sits for responsible, mature ladies only. £5.00 each 01-370 4814

Gay Guy, 26, with own car, wishes to share flat with other guys of same age or younger in any of these areas – Ilford, Romford, Leytonstone, East Ham, Mile End, Bethnal Green. Whitechapel, Poplar. Box 228


Employment

WANTED. Cleaner/Driver. hard work, good pay, experienced/happy/pretty prefered. Box 176

Young Chef Patron and Waiter of a small high class restaurant, near Sevenoaks needs HELP!! Male of Female, restaurant experience or college training. Excellent working conditions but no accommodation or bus service. 5% day week, 3 weeks holiday. Please apply in writing with some details and wage required. Tony Flockton, 68 Halstead Walk, Allington Farm, London Road, Maidstone, Kent.

Cook : 3rd : Male. Early twenties required friendly Nursing Home – Bayswater. £28. 727-1569 between 8.30pm – 9.00pm.

Ladies Salon urgently requires hair stylists, gay or otherwise, to start work immediately. Above Average Rates. Tel: 01-405 7499 (9am-6pm)


Classified Ads

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Shirley Bassey, Roberta Flack and Lauren Bacall provide the music — we provide the haircut. Period Decor – Modern Styling – Great Atmosphere. Stephen August Ltd., 87 Chester Row, S.W.1. By Appointment. Telephone 730 7753

3″ T.V. £30 o.n.o. Tony 229-0828

GAY REMOVALS AND CAR HIRE
Any distance
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Genuine Massage Offered by qualified Masseurs. Ring 836 6544 12 mid-day — 7.30 pm. Reduced rates for students. Also visiting service by appt.

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For General House Cleaning or Spring Cleaning. Phone : 723 8842 or 402 6881.

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Clubs

In London visit, “Los Chicos”, 312 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, for a Gay evening. Weekdays 10-2. Weekends 10-3.


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NON COMMERCIAL ADS. 2p a word. Box Numbers 30p.

PERSONAL ADS.2p.a word. Box Numbers 50p. (Owing to lack of space, we ask users of the Personal Ads to try and not use more than 30 words.)

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£1.50 extra.

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