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Handsome leather boy serving at the bar Wheatsheaf, Shepherds Bush Jan 27th, please contact Genuine and sincere. Box 17/106.

Sensitive Yorkshire boy, very sad and confused, wants to meet boy over 21 who would be happy to help him forget present unhappiness. A photo would be nice. Paul. Box 17/107.

Esalen massage, zone therapy, sensitivity training. Young man wishes to exchange wishes to exchange the same with seekers of the integrated personality. Box 17/108

Black 31, active, own home likes good food, music, and nice people seeks sincere friendship of legal age any colour. Box 17/109.

Candidate for sex change requires woman’s job for April. Bar domestic or other. Box 17/110.

Slim, attractive versatile gay guy, 28, hobbies: philosophy, travelling, photography, people. Own comfortable flat, suitable for sharing, seeks intelligent, quiet, similar type, early twenties for sincere permanent relationship. Midlands area. Box 17/111.

Gay-Indian desires meet any gay young Indians or any nationality of both sexes. Photo please. Box 17/112.

Affectionate sincere gay man, non-camp, 36, seeks friend good physique, possible body builder, weight lifter. Varied interests, own house and car in London suburbs. Box 17/113.

Gay active ex-guardsman (30) seeks non-effeminate friends in London or the South 21-35. Photo appreciated. Returned. ALA Box 17/114.

Working or studying in Guildford, like to meet you. I’m slim and 22. Londoners welcome. Photos returnable. Box 17/115.

Young gay couple seek same in Birmingham for weekend visit. David, 72 Newlands Drive, Morley, Leeds.

Age 35, modestly attractive passive not outrageous. Quiet and shy seeks active male 45-50 for sincere and lasting relationship. Photos appreciated and returned. London area willing to travel weekends. Box 17/116.

Two single Leicester males aged 23 and 25 would like to hear from non-effeminate males of similar age for social and mutual friendship. ALA with photographs. Box 17/117.

Young Chinese friend wanted for lasting caring relationship with happy married intelligent bisexual. London/Surrey. Box 17/118.

Male 32 active. Interests music, theatre, seeks sincere friend, non-effeminate 25—30. Photo appreciated returnable. Genuine replies only. Box 17/119.

Thoroughly genuine young man of 27 desires a strong but passive man between 28 and 33 for durable relationship. Box 17/120.

Bachelor North London in his fifties with large house, able to offer accommodation rent free with possibility of some salary to a reliable person willing to house-keep and some cooking. Age and appearance immaterial. Box 17/121.

Midlands area. Attractive jeans/leather guy (28) English, would like to hear from well built negro guys 21—30. No affairs or hang-ups. Just genuine friendship and lots of fun. Box 17/122.

Leather guy (40) wants to make new friends. Box 17/123.

Good looking sensitive slim male 22 seeks beautiful sincere, intelligent people similar age (over 21). Letters with photo answered. Box 17/130.

Greg, 31, own place Kingston, has quiet nature, professional occupation, looking for similar pal in town or by the sea for genuine friendship. Photo appreciated. Box 17/131.

Male, age 33, own leather, but no experience, not good looking, seeks genuine friends, own flat. Box 17/132.

Lonely male 25, slim, living in North Yorkshire who does not bother with the gay scene would like to meet similar with view to sharing life together. (Over 21) must be kind and sincere. ALA. Box .17/133.

28 year old Londoner, few hang ups, many interests seeks Chinese or West Indian friend for sincere friendship. Box 17/134.

Attractive, versatile gay, continental type mid 30 wants non-camp 25-40 guys for sincere friendship, London Surrey, Bucks. Photo returned with mine. Box 17/135.

Paul 21 gay, seeks a really nice guy, near same age (over 21) and characteristics. Thin, long hair, quiet, Piscean, Worcester area. Photo if possible, SAE please. Box 17/136.

Hi there. I’m advertising again and this time it’s to tell you big attractive guys 21-30 years of age that I’m here to give you a little of what you fancy. Me? I’m extremely attractive, intelligent and willing to please. Photos please. Box 17/126.

East Londoner seeks active shift worker for daytime meetings. Also couples for discussions, any time. Box 17/127.

Northern slim good looking guy (21) seeks well built masculine men 23-35 years old. All letters with photos answered. Box 17/128.

Two well-dressed not unattractive gay men 24 and 39 with comfortable home near Bournemouth invite attractive young gays (over 21) for enjoyable weekends. Genuine. Box 17/129.

Well built 35 year old wished to meet inexperienced friends. Own flat central London. Box 17/145.

Wanted. Ideas for trousers out of the ordinary. Full details plese. Box 17/146.

Attractive guy (24) lives north Nottinghamshire. Not effeminate or camp, own car, enjoys driving, countryside, music etc. Wishes to meet attractive sincere people for friendship, outings etc. Write Box 17/147.

Taurus guy (26) seeks London guy (21) preferably Capricorn, possibly Vietcong. Interested theatre, cinema, good food Photo please. Box 17/148

Bachelor, British, 50, North London, Strictly passive seeks genuine person for true friendship. Only honest, loyal persons with no complexes or hang ups need apply – London area and suburbs preferred. Photo appreciated if convenient. Box 17/137.

Active London bachelor seeks passive young friends over 21, slim smooth body preferred. Own flat, mutual pleasure and complete rewarding relationship sought and given. Photo please – will return with mine. Phone if poss. Box 17/138.

London guy, 24, tall, slim, fond of theatre cinema and bright conversation would like to meet similar up to around 35. Photo appreciated. Box 17/139.

Edinburgh. Male graduate professional (29) interests music, theatre, swimming, golf, seeks others (non-effeminate) for friendship. Also understanding girl. Box 17/140

Young slim Northerner (21) not good looking, just ordinary, needs a permanent friend (21-28) in York/Lancs area. All replied to. Photo please. Box 17/141.

Notts. Divorced young 30, with kids. Goodlooking, slim, own home would like to meet other gays who can stay weekends. ALA with photo. Box 17/142.

Genuine body builder and music enthusiast seeks mate for mutual respect and warmth at night. Box 17/143.

Gay male, 31, passive, slim North East London, interested music, theatre, photography, seeks attractive gay guy 25-30 for real friendship and fun. Photo appreciated. Box 17/149.

Southampton University. Is there a gay student guy, impoverished and fed up with an unending diet of yoghourt who would appreciate an occasional outing, good meal, good car, warm home, best seats flicks and theatre? Box 17/144

Gay Foreigner wants to meet politically aware lesbian for marriage. Box 17/151

Affectionate Male (36) wishes to others with own place for all kinds of fun if wished. Younger chap (over 21) prefered. Bristol area. Box 17/156

Gay Guy SW19 (28) seeks other gay friends. No S/M. Aged 22-35. Box 17/157

Young Guy (22) seeks others interested in male leather etc. Any area. Photo please (returned). All letters answered.I would like to learn more! Box 17/152

Young Masculine Mid 30’s wants to meet over 21 for relationship and view to share my very nice flat, own room. Central London. Must be noneffeminate. Box 17/153

Young good looking Chinese seeks friends aged 21 to 35. Photo appreciated. Box 17/154

Professional Man (58) seeks cultured intelligent passive smooth-skinned male for permanent friendship. Any age over 21. Photos exchanged. West Lancs. Box 17/155

Lanky Leather Chap, 29, own London pad, seeks uninhibited type with no strings attached. Immediate reply when photo for exchange and telephone number are supplied. Box 17/158

Professional idiot, 21, masquerading as hairy sutdent in Barnsley/Wakefield, and living in Leeds occasionally, wnats to meet similar or different for friendship and fun. (Not too much older). Box 17/159

Acitve Guy, Asian, 23. seeks passive guys with smooth body, slim, form 21-35. Photo please. ALA. Box 17/160

Swimmers! Young guy over 21 sought to join similar for regular midday swim, Seymour Baths, London W1. Box 17/161

East Midlands. Straight-looking German postgraduate, 26, inexperienced, sensitive, serious but sense of humour, seeks similar friend 21-30. Interests: Music, Literature, Cinema, Discussions. Having someone to talk to might help us both. Box 17/162

Scandinavian (25) 6’1″, slim, good looking, wishes to meet active man over 6 feet, slim, good looking, aged between 25-30, intelligent. London area prefered. Permanent relationship envisaged. Photo please. Box 17/163

Londoner, with own pad, 40, versatile, usually passive, varied interests. Needs new friends in same age group – happy nature more important than looks! Box 17/164

Londoner, 30’s, passive, slim, seeks black active soulmates. Interests: 3rd World, Baldwin, Mahalia, Dancing, Funky Music, etc. ALA. Box 17/165

London Gay Bachelor 40’s masculine, like to meet small slim passive male 30-40 for love. Gay scene types not welcome. Sincere honest person with deep faith. Will have opportunity of happy secure life and home for ever. ALA. Photo appreciated (returnable). Interests: Music, Yoga, Travel, Motoring. Box 17/166

TV Film Director (29) working in Europe next five months wants gay guy 21-25 ish as (non technical) assistant. Must be sensitive, intelligent. humourous – like music and film and enjoy relaxed investigation of European gay scene in clubs etc. Guaranteed return air fare, all living espenses paid plus £20 per week pocket money. Possibility of permanent job. Absolutely genuine. Please write in full with photo. Box 17/169


Third young guy wanted to share comfortable S6C flat. Own room. Clapham. Box No 17/89

Flat to share Medway area, Suit sincere guy who wants companionship as well as permanent home. Box 17/90.

Private room and share flat for discreet gay 30-40 in N8. £6 all in. 348-4530 evenings.

Gay Holidays Scarborough four-bedroomed private home of two young gays. Run of house. Own 60′ motor yacht often avaiable. Gay bar and club both nearby. Details phone Scarborough 61682 evenings.

W3 large room £4 share with male (19). Box 17/91.

Second young man twenties (non-effeminate) to share flat Camberwell SE5 own room £6. Box 17/92.

Attractive gay guy (21) 6’1″ tall seeks somewhere to stay in London while looking for employment. Box 17/93.

Guy (29) requires one to share modern centrally heated flat, Birmingham outskirts. Own room and run of the place. £4.75 weekly. Prefer leather type though not essential. 021-353 6605.

Two gay women seek bedsitter or own room in flat NW3 area. Box 17/94.

Ready now. Small room, house in Hastings, Perfect for non-camp boy 21-26. Rent £6 per week inclusive. Write fully Box 17/95.

Cheerful sincere middle-aged guy, not old queen, seeks genuine young man to share s/c flatlet £4 per week. Ring 722-4274.

Holiday Accommodation only £1.50 per night. B/B phone 01-472 3122. Write Barton, 106 Olive Rd, London El3.

Young Vietnamese 24 wants to share little flat with mature correct man about 30 with flat if possible in Kensington area. Rent about £5 prw. Phone 352-8864 from 9 to 10.30 am.

Lively 45 offers a ccommodation in Twickenham cottage to another over 25. Not cheap but almost luxury. Harry 898-2520.

Short term acc. for working gays visiting Leeds, ie business, theatre, etc. Single rooms, own kitchen (no meals provided). H & C, own key, good area, family house. Tel Leeds 57279.

Paying rent all your life? Buy your own flat — it’s cheaper. 3 gays needed each to buy a flat in a house in London or Brighton. Better than co-ownership scheme. Box 17/97

Man, 25-50, able house decorator, interior design, etc assist modest business venture, offered in part exchange comfortable permanent home. Only serious inquiries please. Box 17/168

Help! Gay Student (21) Urgently requires accommodation in the Leeds Area, commencing April 1973 for 2 years. Absolutely anything considered. ALA and a photograph would be appreciated. Box 17/167

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 7806 or write to: 19 London Street, London W2 1HL.

Emergency Pad Available for 21 year olds and over. Sorry no effeminate/camp. Legitimate financial assistance possible for those in need. Ring 01-691 0733.

40 Wants quiet gay flat-mate over 30 to share pleasant W5 flat adjacent Central/Piccadilly Tubes. Prefer Butch, definitely not camp, no strings, own bedroom. £8 per week includes food; 997-4761 evenings.


Tradesmen wanted. Preferably gay. Small firm doing a wide variety of jobs. Write stating age and capabilities to Messrs Carter-Perrott, 2 St Anns Villas, London W11.

Intelligent, versatile, sensible young man required as friend and partner for my new interesting business operating South of France in summer, Switzerland in winter. Good prospects. Only genuine replies. Box 17/68.

Oxford graduate 26, energetic but inexperienced, seeks “arts” administrative/PA appointment with individual or firm. Box 17/69.

Ex-interior design student 28, seeks any kind of legal work in London. Box 17/70.

Discreet gay guy 21 with own car and flat with telephone requires full or part time employment. Anything legal considered in London and WE. Box 17/71

Sound Engineer 22 requires sound employment. Box 17/72.

Male 26 seeks employment (UK or abroad). Anything legal considered. Interests travel, meeting people. Box 17/73.

Attractive young man, mid 20s. Tall blonde, good physique needs £200 desperately. Well educated and adventurous — anything legal considered. Box 17/74.

General manager required for packing business, Camden Town area. Please write giving full details and for appointment to Box 17/75.

Driver required with HGV. Mainly London work. Please phone 607 4818.

Wanted partner to open gift shop London area. Write giving phone and address for appointment to Box 17/76.

Peter 25 wishes to make contact with amateur models to share, with view to starting studio. Must be keen on photography. Box 17/77.

Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire. Young males required for part time work; good rates for more adventurous types. Send recent photo to Box 17/78.

Brighton. Sincere young man (23) wishes to leave home, seeks employment in Brighton. Boutique preferred. Accommodation appreciated. Box 17/81.

Various jobs offered, also accommodation available. 01-732 6724 evenings.

Liverpool: student male (24) seeks vacation job for Easter and summer vac. Box 17/124.

Male 30 wants to do German/English translations, preferably of non-fictional material in his spare time in order to gain more experience. Box 17/125.

Gay young man required as manager of landscape gardeners based in Thurrock. Accommodation provided if required. Contact Mr Bridges, 01-739 4565.

Male/female hair stylist required. Holborn/City area. Phone 405 7499

Van driver wanted full/part time — 370 5172.

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REPLIES TO BOX ADS. When replying to a box ad(s) place it in an enveolope and attach, not stick a 3p stamp to it. Then place inside a larger envelope and send it to GAY NEWS BOX REPLIES, 19 London Street, London, W2 1HL. The letters ALA after an ad denote ALL LETTERS ANSWERED. WHEN WRITING your personal ads, it would help those wishing to reply, if you mentioned in which area you live.

Good looking gay, passive male, 35, own flat, central London. Interests travel, good food, theatre, writing. Seeks active partner 25-40, race immaterial. Box 17/1

Slim Londoner 25 wants to meet muscular gay guy 21-30 for sincere friendship including correspondence. Am discreet and can be trusted. Box 17/2

Slim guy 21, lonely and unfulfilled, likes ballet, music, camping, seeks deep relationship with similar 21-25 London. Box 17/3

Attractive Mid-20s, own flat North London. Interests music and travel, faded Levis (not S/M) looking for active male similar tastes, photo essential. Very permanent relationship. Box 17/4

Cardiff male aged 25. Interests cinema, theatre, travel, wishes to meet other with similar interests. Box 17/5

Young male 24, (North London) seeks sincere friends age 24-34 for lasting friendship. Likes theatre, music and all types of sport. Photo appreciated. Box 17/6

Quiet (40) and collie dog (5) making 4-6 week motor caravan tour Scotland end May seeks gentle slim, happy go lucky youngster (over 21) as companion. Dog and countryside lover essential. ALA – Norman, BM/GCZY, London WC1

Quiet (40) would like to correspond with anyone interested in grey flannels. Box 17/7

Male 45, non-effeminate seeks dominating teacher with understanding. Either sex. Advertiser has good body. Box 17/8

Gay 42 denims, leather, interested meeting others over 25. Keen on hairy faces. Permanent relationship looked for. Photo please, returned with mine. ALA. Box 17/9.

Gay railway enthusiast, London area, seeks companion for a week’s holiday in Germany mid-March. Suggestions for summer holiday also welcome. Box 17/10.

Young man 25 would like to meet skinheads or leather boys. Exchange mags, photos, letters. Reply with photo please. Box 17/11.

Music lover 30 wishes to meet others, and genuine contacts with leather and denim scene. Sincere contacts. Box 17/12

Quiet London male 45 seeks West Indian partner 37—47 for lasting, loving relationship. ALA. Box 17/13

Essex Scorpio, 50, would like to meet friendly humourous, intelligent, sincere guy about 12 years younger, 5’10” and over, masculine, interested in music, the arts, etc, for country weekends or to share London pad one/two nights per week. Box 17/14

Intelligent late forties, own secluded country house N of London, interested in cavalry uniforms, leather m/cycles nut not in S/M, wants to meet blonde masculine type, 30-40 with similar interests and own gear for weekend companionship. Other interests music, travel, arts. Box 17/15.

Male 30s would like to hear from someone under 32 (over 21) in Lancs or Chester areas for sincere lasting relationship. Occasional meetings. Photo appreciated and return. Box 17/18.

Jewish gay 43. Professional man (active), appallingly lonely, would like to contact younger man over 21 or man of same age (passive but not effeminate). Sincere, tender, genuine. I long for deep, true, real lasting relationship; character and loving feelings matter. Box 17/16

Lonely passive 25, slim, blonde, non-effeiminate, discreet, seeks position with active male 28-42. Looks unimportant if sincere. Cooking, driving, knowledge of office procedure. Refs if required. No kinks, genuine replies only. ALA anywhere. Box 17/17

Gay male, 27, graduate, wishes to hear from similar 20s. Photo please. Box 17/19

Young gay guy living in Gloucestershire seeks young gay friend over 21. Looks unimportant, but someone sincere, either in Wiltshire or Gloucestershire also able to travel. Please send photo. Box 17/20.

Fairly attractive 23 male wants to meet others 25—30 (with moustache preferred) London area. Box 17/21.

Am interested in meeting well built, active coloured man 21-45. I am 34, slim, hirsute. Will anybody who can help contact me with photo if possible. ALA London area. Box 17/22.

Young man 26 seeks body building lessons, private or with a club. Also seeks friends. Box 17/23.

Sincere, slim 30, good appearance, lively and intelligent, versatile, seeks attractive males 21-35 for lasting friendships. Photo appreciated. Box 17/24.

Real people – do you exist? Lonely guy 23, good looking artist/art historian, seeks friends. London and South Coast area. Box 17/25.

Peter Huntington aged 32 of 19 Newport Court WC2, seeks penpals. Also offers nice rooms Queensway and requires presentable people for catering and office employment. Part time work also available — above average pay.

Age 42 energetic passive, of deceptively rugged appearance, would like to meet actives or versatiles of any age or race. Resident Kent. Box 17/26.

Young German graduate male seeks sensual masculine companion aged 21-30 in South London or elsewhere. Photo please. Box 17/27.

Man, 35, own house near Bournemouth — main interests music, films, swimming, sailing, wine, food, seeks local friends preferably with boat/bike; equally happy in trendy gear or denim and leather. Box 17/28.

Young man 27 living Walsall/Lichfield area seeks other(s) about same age or younger for friendship. Likes cinema, clubs, music, German language. Photo or phone no. appreciated. ALA (genuine). Box 17/29.

Sincere male 24, SE6, seeks active friend to love, 25-35. Photo appreciated. Box 17/30.

Guy 29. Interests leather, rubber, levis, water sports etc, but inexperienced, seeks experienced types 21-35 to assist with education. Box 17/31.

Ordinary young man 28 seeks motor cyclist mate same age or older to teach me everything that goes with him and his bike (holidays, sports, leather). Photo please. Box 17/32.

Theatrical, Midlands, youthful 28, slim, dark hair, basically passive, not unattractive, seeks friendship. Active, honest, sincere 21-38 London/Midlands/Teeside – own pad – perhaps share? Details/photo – ALA. Barrie, 220 Malvern Rd., Worcester, WR2 4LL.

Young hippy seeks boyfriend with motorbike. Box 17/33.

Mid 20s, well built, versatile, leather/denim guy, seeks other very well built guys, leather denim, skinhead 21-25. ALA with photo, phone no if poss. Box 17/34.

Young 23, discreetly gay guy, with many and varied interests, including music, travel, films and theatre would like to meet and make friends with another guy – similar age – photo if possible, and in London and home counties please. Box 17/35.

22 year old Londoner needs someone to share future with. Photo exchanged. Box 17/36.

I’m 38, 5’8″, 11 stone, average build, new to this. I’m looking for a friendly muscular, well built gay guy with own pad easy to reach W1. Available lunchtine and afternoons. Details, phone no and photo to Box 17/37.

David Lawson, please contact me at 051-652 6297. John. Will anyone who knows David please show him this ad.

Robert FI … Please return records, money, BORROWED from us. Peter and David.

Lonely, inexperienced, nice looking gay guy, 21, seeks friendship with another 21-25 London Midlands area. Photo please. Box 17/38.

Scottish art history student 21, main attribute, sense of humour, seeks to accompany kind gentleman visiting European galleries and museums this summer. Anyone for Venice. Box 17/39.

North Devon. Two gays mid 30s, own house.and car seek new friends anywhere in the South West. Photos exchanged. Write Jim Box 17/40.

Lively 40 Birmingham. Interests camping, swimming youth work, seeks correspondence, meeting with kindred spirit, same age or younger. Box 17/41.

Asian male gay (33) 5’6″, well built (sports) noncamp, seeks active or passive friends, 21-40. Colour or nationality immaterial. Box 17/42.

London 24 would like to hear from young people who care about knowing the other person. Interests include classical music, theatre, poetry, socialism; photo please, returned. Box 17/43.

Good looking, trendy, smooth guy 23 likes leather, but not so much motor cycle leather, interested in escapology – anyone similar? Box 17/44.

Amateur (East London) 28 seeks subjects for photography. Amusement only. All suitable letters answered. Photo appreciated. Box 17/45.

Married male (gay) non-effeminate, wishes to meet similar South Wales/Bristol. Box 17/46.

Gay Girl 20 would like to correspond/meet someone similar for friendship. Box 17/47.

South west 40 seeks friends for weekends and holidays etc. Very affectionate. Box 17/48.

Continental 30 years age boy, wants to meet very well built coloured chap for fun. ALA. Box 17/49.

Unemployed Manchester pantagruelist 25 likes interesting young men over 21, of demi god stature and intelligence; hobbies: arts, crosswords, beer drinking and reading. ALA. Photo please. Box 17/50.

33 year old Irishman would like pen friends 28-48. Visits England frequently. Photo appreciated and guaranteed return. ALA. Box 17/51.

Surrey. Male 40 seeks genuine friendship with younger guy over 21 with view to permanent relationship. Possible summer holiday. Photo please. Box 17/52,

Guy 28 not camp, seeks straight looking boy 21-35 years for friendship. Keen on sport and cinema. Photo please (not essential) London. Box 17/53.

Modern 26 year old, car owner, wide range of interests, needs sincere friendship with long-haired modern guy 21-26 Birmingham/Wolverhampton area preferred. Box 17/54.

Ex actor 34, slim, dominant and straightish, seeks companion 21-34 with possibility of flat share. Gentle submissive person who will discuss problems. London. Photo exchanged. Box 17/55.

Dulwich 27, Wagner and rugby fan, 6’10″ heavy build, likes swimming and culture, masculine, seeks sincere friend. Photo please. Box 17/56,

Guy 26 seeks friendship etc with a couple (perhaps an affair, but need not be). Non-effeminate (like myself). About same age or younger over 21. Pen pals also wanted. ALA. Box 17/57.

Young guy 21, tall dark and very slim, with own car and flat, seeks genuine friend over 21, under 25 Croydon area. Photo appreciated. Box 17/58.

Sailor seeks gay guys to crew weekends, holidays, etc. Sailing experience unnecessary. Intelligence and healthy physique essential. Personal beauty and humour appreciated. Write Box 17/59.

Lonely 21 year old, good personality, fair good looks, slim, seeks hairy non eff “Mr Universe” type, must be understanding, affectionate. ALA. Photo appreciated 23—32. Box 17/60.

Youthful 23, own pad, seeks youths 21-23 to share interests; usually gentle, sincere, own car, Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire lads especially welcome. ALA. Send photo if poss. Box 17/61.

Lonely, 38 year old professional type, London area quiet, sense of humour, very slim, dark, tall, quite attractive, kind, seeks deep relationship with someone 21—26, equally lonely, possibly shy and inhibited, who needs someone older tor a close one person relationship. Box 17/62.

Attractive gay 22, hairy chested and masculine, seeks genuine relationship with affectionate person under 30 (over 21). Blondes and continentals preferred but not essential; must be sincere and warm. Photos exchanged. Box 17/63.

Tall, fair, handsome young 21 … I’m ready to model for amateur photographers. Photo on request. Box 17/64.

Young man starting collection requires any photos or magazines dealing with male youths and boys; also copy of “The Male Trio”. Also wants mags such as Kim, full details first. Box 17/65.

Young man 23, seeks friends all over the country, preferably 21-25. Interests soccer, drinking etc. Photo if possible. ALA Box 17/66

Bachelor 32, own pad London, seeks coloured friends possibly for serious relationship. Box 17/97.

Cotswolds/South Midlands Bachelor, 38, 6 ft, 11 stone, tired of clubs, bars and insincerity, seeks guy 25-38 for permanent loving relationship (eventually living together). Am dependable, discreet, reasonably trendy in appearance, intelligent, and fun loving, but dislike camp and effeminacy. Own place and car. Recent photograph appreciated (exchanged and returned), all genuine replies answered Box 17/67.

Young gay 25, composer/graduate, own car, London based, would like to meet sincere young men for friendship and interest. Box no 17/79.

Hounslow. Roy (28) seeks friends 24-35 for weekends, evenings andholidays. Photo appreciated (returned). Box no 17/80.

Guy (21) would like to meet sincere guy of same age group (North of England). Please enclose photo, returnable. Box 17/82.

Basically lonely young man (28) Eastern European parentage, would like to hear from any non-eff square looking bearded/bald hairy type male. Replies treated seiously and in confidence. Box 17/83.

Amateur photographer would like to hear from handsome young males over 21. Fee and copies of photographs. Please send photo. London. Box 17/84.

Young man 30, 5’10” resident NW Midlands (Shropshire), Interests music, books, films, etc seeks sincere friend, active over 21, for permanent relationship. Photo appreciated. Box 17/85.

Young Essex racing driver seeks young friends/ assistants to help weekends at race circuits. Experience not necessary but must be reliable. Photo please. ALA. Box 17/86.

Leather guy (24) interested in denim etc wishes to meet similar of any age. No long hairs. Photos helpful. Box 17/87.

Brimingham/Black country. Lonely? Why not join us for natter and coffee evenings. Genuine friendship offered to gay guys. Box 17/88.

Active male (29) TV director own house, car, South Coast, wants boy — not camp — over 21 looking for permanent relationship. Prefers slim not too tall boys to mid twenties. Background looks unimportant. Honesty and sincerity vital. ALA. Box 17/96.

West Midlands/Welsh border. Married man but completely gay (43) but young and active, desperate for gay love and companionship weekends. Letters welcome. ALA. Box 17/98.

Young gays 21-28 required by handsome 25 year old willing to make good partners or pen-friends. Anything tried, teach me your game. All letters answered. Please write I am lonely. Box 17/99.

Young leather/denim bloke over 21 wishes to meet bloke, same maybe. Yorkshire man most wecome. Interested in living, bikes, permanent home nad relationship 26-40. Photo appreciated. Box 17/102.

Handsome boy 23 who has looked after himself would like to meet similar over 21. Photo please. Mine returned London/Herts. Box 17/100.

Versatile guy, 28, slim, 6′, blue eyes, dark hair, recently working London, needs similar, preferably younger (over 21), elegant, denim, leather. Interested arts, science, amateur musicals. Own car, single flat. Photo please. ALA Box 17/101.

Gay male 28, attractive, slim, long hair, has extremely lovable ears, seeks friends 21-30, with long hair, also having extremely lovable ears and a mutual liking for doing eerie things. Box 17/103.

Shy Lonely, London guy 22, seeks friendship of similar sincere person (21-23). Photo appreciated. Box 17/104.

Guy, 32, new to London, would like to contact masculine type 21-40 for friendship and more social life Box 17/105.

South Londoner 23 seeks more friends of same age. Phone Tony 27445339.

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The charges the publishers face are caused by their continuing publication of gay small ads. The case appears to be similar in many ways to the International Times case, which the three defendants lost.

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.

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Personal Ads

REPLIES TO BOX ADS. When replying to a box ad(s) place it in an enveolope and attach, not stick a 3p stamp to it. Then place inside a larger envelope and send it to GAY NEWS BOX REPLIES, 19 London Street, London, W2 1HL. The letters ALA after an ad denote ALL LETTERS ANSWERED. AFTER FEBRUARY 12th, no more replies to Box numbers 500 to 700 will be forwarded, unless the advertisers send us a further 50p to cover handling and postage.

WHEN WRITING your personal ads, it would help those wishing to reply, if you mentioned in which area you live.

Young boy, 29, long hair living North East Ken, well built, likes motoring would like to meet dolly boy over 21 to share life please. Photo. Box 920.

Frustrated gay male, alone in house on Devon coast, desperately needs love and affection. Any nationality, photo appreciated; one night or longer. Would share with right guy. Box 921.

John, 26, moved from London to Shrewsbury: attractive, good physique, seeks friends to show gay places. Sense of humour. Photo appreciated. Box 922.

Gay 27 seeks leather/denim friends, not S/M. Working class with sense of humour, genuine, photo. Shrewsbury. Box 923.

Gay active Indian graduate, 36, seeks passive partner any age over 21, any nationality. Interests, classical music, literature. Box 924.

Rugged male, 30s, working class, lonely, seeks sincere friend for occasional get together, drink etc London. Box 925

Leather lover, interested in motor bikes, seeks friends with similar interests. Box 926.

Nottingham gay guy (30) seeks sincere mate. Photo appreciated in return for mine. Box 927.

Straightish guy 25, naturally sincere, needs wild eyed friend, any sex. Own home, S Bucks; also room for rent. ALA. Box 928.

Modern attractive lesbian wants a sincere companion. Interests pubs etc, intelligent conversation, music, people, travel, general. Box 929.

Healthy denim/leather type 29, own flat London, seeks similar uninhibited type. Immediate reply when photo for exchange and phone number is supplied. Box 930.

West Country greaser seeks friend in London for holidays. Also leather boys, hells angels for friendship in West Country. Box 931.

Would sincere, boyish slim gay, over 21, any race, colour, effeminate or not, needing affection, love, interested in sharing life and possessions of slim, youthful understanding guy 29 (job and travel prospects – many interests); Box 932.

Alun – congratulations on your twenty-first. Love, Brian.

Robert F. Please return records and money — David S and Peter H.

Londoner (28) 6′ would like to meet intelligent man in 40s or 50s interested in leather or rubber. Photo appreciated. Box 933.

Graduate, public school, living London, seeks similar companion over 21, fortnight in the sun June/August, also squash, skiing, country weekends possible flat share. Box 934.

Gay graduate 23, 5’10”, 10¾ stone, seeks sincere interesting friend 21-30 for lasting, meaningful relationship in/near Coventry, with view to seeking and sharing flat. Box 935.

North London guy (30) non effeminate, tall, slim, likes cine photography, music, cinema, seeks true friend, non effeminate 25—30. All letters with recent photo answered. Box 936.

Shy inexperienced fair haired boy over 21 seeks young friend, Newcastle area. Photo please. Box 937.

Shy but friendly young man (22) seeks similar for lasting companionship. Inexperienced and fed up with being alone. Resident West Country, but anywhere considered. Photo please. Please help. Write David, Box 938.

Mid-East type, 36, genuine, looking for someone young (over 21) slim, fair, loving, sincere, not camp, hairy or dolly, to share life with in London area. Box 939.

Peter McGrath would like to see old friends. Box 940.

Daveid 30, would like to meet male aged 30—42 in London. Replies with photo answered. Box 941.

Tony, absolutely sincere, genuine, non-effeminate, slim, youthful 40. Active/passive, seeks handsome friend, 21-30 who likes wearing jeans etc for lasting relationship. Continental/oriental guys also welcome. London/Essex. Photos/phone numbers if available, exchanged. Please write. Have car will travel. ALA. Box 942.

Ealing area – gay chap interested in table tennis, chess, pubs and socialising, would like to contact males and females in the area for friendship. No hang ups. Discreet types please Box 943.

Northerner (21) presentable, passive 6’6″ slim, would like to meet active semi professional. Photos not essential (21-29). Box 947.

Slim 23 year old Gemini, needs male friends anywhere. It must be time to enjoy ourselves. Definitely no Scorpios. Box 948.

London gay lady late 40s, interests theatre, photography, reading, wishes to meet another gay lady of similar age and interests with good education and intelligence, with veiw to lasting relationship. Box 944.

Irish gay 30, active, seeks sincere, loyal friend for loving relationship. Must be good humoured, London area aged 25-40. Box 945

Young man, 27, dark hair, sense of humour, versatile, living Surbiton area, would like to meet someone aged 21-30, versatile/active. Photo appreciated. Box 946.

TV director mid 30’s wants to meet Malaysians, Chinese etc 21-28. Nox 961.

Genuine gay guy, effeminate, shy – seeks masculine gays for friendship and fun. Own flat and car. Box 962.

Young man 26 seeks gay friends Windsor/Slough area. Box 949.

Be my Love and make me glad instead of lonely and low. I may be middle aged but I am certainly susceptible. Any gay person who feels lonely or low or even companionable, phone day or night 450 4318.

Passive young 28 year old non effeminate, slim, attractive, seeks genuine friends of same age, sincere. All letters answered. Exchange photos. London area only. Box 950.

Guy, (25) will model legally, also wishes friends. Continental preferred, also Persian. Photo please, returned. Box 951.

Young male 26 — disciplinarian seeks friends 21-28 in soccer/leather gear. Photo essential. John, Box 952.

Londoner 29, seeks friend to start new life. Straight looking with no hang-ups. Likes music, travel, cars, etc. Photo appreciated. Any race, colour, creed or area but no camps please. Box 953.

Quiet gentle boy (but not camp) to share double room in cosy Chiswick flat. We’re all under 23. All informative letters answered. Box 954.

Young 38 guy, normal appearance, good body, would like to hear from similar active types. Photo if possible. ALA. Box 955.

Young guys over 21 required by versatile 35 year old with good physique. Box 956.

Gay young man (25, USA) wishes to correspond /meet others over 21, under 28. Hoping to make good friends and learn a lot. ALA with photo. Box 957.

Discreet gay male, 21 (London) seeks other guys of similar age for sincere friendship. Photo appreciated all letters answered. Box 958.

Attractive passive male (28) seeks genuine friendship with active males 30-40. Own flat. Box 959.

Quiet passive gay 26, wishes to meet active West Indian guy to form sincere relationship in Midlands area. Photo appreciated. Box 960.

Attractive denim guy 26, seeks passive muscle boy aged 21-30 for lasting friendship. Photo and phone number appreciated. Box 963.

Active male (39) living in Essex, seeks passive friend aged 30-40 for sincere relationship and eventually live with. Photos exchanged. ALA. Mike, Box 964

Artist, 26, tall, reasonably good looking, gentle, sincere, masculine, seeks younger friends in London. Photo if any. Box 965.

A nice young, warm sensitive male (27) Cheshire, seeks sincere masculine friend, 22—40 in truern — Heaven! Photo appreciated. Box 966.

Young guy 28 looking for similar denim and swimming enthusiast. Photo appreciated. Box 967. Two gay boys early twenties not camp, living in York area, like motorcycling. Leather, motorbikes, denim. Photos exchanged. ALA. Box 968.

Youth aged 21-25 wanted for dominating relationship by 25 year old. Those with smooth body, long hair and dolly in London/Reading area given preference. Box 969.

Oxford academic 34 seeks companionship from intelligent young man 21-25 with view to personal relationship. Box 970.

Bachelor 45 likes music, arts and outdoor life, seeks similar for loving friendship. Possible sharing of own home N London. Box 971.

Young man 34, central London, would like to hear from anyone interested S/M for discussion. Age immaterial. Varied interests. Box 972.

Cumberland and far North West. Lonely gay seeks friends for fun, friendship and affection. Anyone thought of starting a group here? Box 973.

Passive young 35 year old, slim build wishes to meet well-built active partner for mutual pleasure. Photo if possible. Box 974.

Genuine friendship needed by quiet bachelor, Plymouth, South west area. Someone with strong manly affections, to appreciate good mate. Can accommodate. Any photo welcome. Box 975.

Lonely guy 21 (Rochdale). Sincere, good looking intelligent, butch, but also versatile, seeks honest person/people for mutual satisfaction. Please state age. Photo appreciated. Box 976.

Lonely 40; slim 5’10”, won house in country west of Newcastle, seeks friend same age or younger. Photo appreciated. Box 977

West Indies: any info on gay scene appreciated for forthcoming holiday. Box 978.

Midland guy 30 living Sussex bright sense of humour and outlook, own pad near sea. Wild about skinheads, leather/denim relationships. Wants butch mates 21-40. Photo ensures prompt reply. Box 979.

We are 21 and 26 interested in Levi and denim. 1 or 2 guys over 21, under 24 would be welcome for weekends. Please send photos. Box 980

Is there an attractive, long-haired, straight or bisexual (only) young guy 22-28 with a car, looking for a FRIEND “to hang around with” going to discos, pubs, clubs etc for fun. Please write with photo. It might be the start of a lovely friendship. London. Box 986.

Like sailing? Friends wanted, my age, (26) or younger, to help me sail my yacht weekends. Box 987.

Lonely young man 37 seeks genuine friendship with person of same age group; interests include leather and rubber wear, but basic desire to be loved. Photo if possible. All letters answered. Box 981.

Male 31 open personlity, seeks sincere friends. Camden/Kentish Town area. Box 982.

Active young bachelor 35 own flat, car, Manchester/Bolton area, would like to meet ordinary working boy looking for permanent relationship. Prefer small type 21 to mid 20s. Background, shyness, inexperience, unimportant. Box 983.

Student (22) very inexperienced but with wide interests would like penfriends any nationalities, aged 21-35 for correspondence and possible meeting. Photo appreciated (returned). Box 984.

22 year old very attractive boy, versatile, wants leather jacket, well built, masculine guys only (no Coleherne guys). Photo please. Will reply to all letters with my photo. Box 985.

Sociable, happy, 48 gay desires company of good conversationalist, especially Asian and Eastern friends. Interested photography, painting, creative art, all music. Any age, race, but gay. Reading. Box 988.

34 Edinurgh, well travelled, not in gay scene, seeks active friend. No hang-ups but no camps or insular minds please. ALA. Box 989.

Young man, attractive, good physique, sincere, seeks another 21-35 London area, non-effeminate view lasting friendship. Please send photo (return promised with mine) Box 990.

Sophisticated, well-built passive 35 year old Londoner, masculine, good looks, not effeminate, quite wanton, likes active males. Also keen on photography and joining a friendly male group. Will send photo and full details by return. Box 991.

Help. Information required. Young man researching of PhD into the leather, S/M world. Please send any material on experience on all side lines, ie books, films, art etc. Details in confidence. Box 992.

Guy 34 seeks friendship with young dancer, actor or musician. If compatible could share comfortable South London home. Box 993.

Bachelor 51, passive, young at heart, uninhibited, seeks genuine and permanent friendship. Colour, age, race immaterial, but prefer dominant type. London. Box 994.

Scottish bachelor clan offers good company, social events, pen pals, etc. Members all over British Isles. Send SAE for details to: Secretary, c/o 1056 Dumbarton Rd. Glasgow W4.

Tall, slim, good looking Asian student 22 wishes to meet kind active sincere man for genuine friendship. Write with SAE to BM, Box 1030, London WC1.

Young gay student, 21, would like to meet other gays living here at “plats”. Robert Poxon, Kings College Hall, Champion Hill, SE5.

Will Michael H Clarkson please telephone Marshall 01-352 5844 evenings as soon as possible. Urgent.

Bachelor 34 would like to meet someone 25-38 concerned with the why of things, reserved, but not too serious, wanting lasting relationship. Sensitive yet masculine. Photo appreciated. Box 995.

Gay girl needs affectionate feminine friends 25-35 for sincere, lasting friendship. Likes music, countryside, photo appreciated, returned. South West. Box 996.

26 year old Londoner, hairy, seeks passive boy, 21-28. Hope to develop into a lasting relationship. Interested in theatre, cinema, books and music. All letters answered. Box 997.

The S/M Study Circle. Sounds interesting? Please send details. Box 998.

Married gay male 26 (not effeminate) living in Essex, seeks similar, or single active male, age not important. All letters answered. Box 999.

Guy 21 lonely and unfulfilled, non effeminate, of Latin parents seeks relationship with similar 21-25. Photo appreciated. Box 1000.

Butch guy mid thirties seeks temporary accommodation and new contacts near central Slough. Box 1001.

Young good looking dark haired male, versatile, seeks similar for genuine friendship. Please send photo. All letters genuinely answered. Please state likes and dislikes. Box 1002.

London man 40s like companion share house, garden. Possibly business venture too? Musician, chess or bridge palyer welcome. Box 1003.

Shropshire CHE now off the ground. Friendly discreet meetings held fortnightly. For details contact Box 1004.

36 year old male, very sincere, love to meet genuine, honest type 21-40-ish. Also if possible to share whilst own flat being modernised. Photo returnable. ALA Box 1020.

Where are all the young, beautiful guys with chipped front teeth or a gap between front teeth. I am generally interested so please write. Box 819.

Desperately lonely student, very shy, needs a very genuine friendship in Doncaster area (ages 21 to 24). Looks are unimportant, but a personality is needed. Someone please write. Box 1021.

The finest things in life are what I like. I’m 24, living in Medway, Kent. Successful, ambitious, intelligent, serious. The cultural scene is my thing. I seek similar young guy for genuine friendship. Box 1022.

Newspaper man, 50, working evenings, is desperately lonely and longs for loving companion London area to share life and eventually home. Interested music, theatre, walking, domesticity. Box 1023

Tall, clean cut good looking American (25) wants an intelligent attractive English boy (over 21) for pleasant relationship. Photos only (returned) and telephone. London only. Box 1024.

Gay male 28 wishes to meet similar over 30. Photo appreciated. All letters answered. Box 1025.

Bisexual male 26, educated, heterosexuallv inexperienced, seeks educated, sincere, straight bi/gay girl aged 21-30 for explorative relationship. Photo appreciated. South London area. Box 1026.

Male 28 fun loving but serious and sincere, seeks loving relationship with non effeminate guy, 21-30 London. All letters answered. Box 1027.

6’2” well built gay 28, requires well built male, dominant, over 21. Box 1028.

Passive 6′ tall dark and handsome Maltese 30 seeks active friends 25-45 in London. Photos please. ALA Box 1029.

22 year old versatile, well built guy, seeks other attractive guys over 21, not over 30 for all kinds of fun and friendship. Photo please. Box 1030.

Tangerine peeler available. Box 1031.

Gay girl 23 wishes to meet a genuine friend. Box 1032.

Can any reader offer horse riding to single male Herefordshire. Box 1033.

I’m 6’0″ brown hair, blue eyes, slim (too slim) 27 (young) considered to be very good looking, very successful, have a very nice flat and a beautiful flat mate etc. I’ve got a lot of wonderful friends and in fact I’m relatively happy (though rather unfulfilled. What I haven’t got is enough access to well-balanced and adjusted gay friends. I’m not into gay clubs as I don’t thrive on this “all male thing” (though I do like other clubs), and I’m not into super pooves either. Is there anyone out there who’s young, between 21 and 30, good looking, inside and out, slim, versatile and broadminded enough to accept himself as a human being that happens to groove with boys in bed and not a member of the “I’m different” set. I’m interested in everything, particularly “Smash The Mirror” by Maggie Bell and the next track off Tommy, China, Jeanne Moreau in “Les Amantes” and maybe you. A photograph would be great and I’ll write back to anyone who answers. Box 1034.

Young wanderer would like to meet friends of beautiful mind. Like art, dislike clubs. Box 1041.

Young guy (22) interested in artistic life, is looking for people to share his enthusiasm. Sense of humour necessary. Box 1042.

Student 21, 5’7”, 10 stone, not camp, seeks lasting friendship, photo please. Will be returned. Box 1043.


Quiet room suitable young executive or student, luxury block, swimming pool, squash, sauna, restaurant, colour TV 7 mins Piccadilly. £12 p.w. Telephone 834 5238.

Accommodation offered. Share compact house with one other in Shepperton Middx. Stn. 5 mins with regular trains Waterloo. £25 per month, including central heating, gas, electricity. Share telephone. Box 1005.

Permanent accommodation urgently required in W1 or SW1 by clean, gay, educated young man 22. Willing to share. £5-6 per week. Box 1006.

Man in early 50s wanted to share home in suburban Kent, 30 mins from town. Active type preferred. Box 1007.

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Here We Are Again

The occasional difficulty we have with the Here We Are Again column is how to begin it. There’s always lots of things to tell you about though, if you’re interested in how your paper is getting along. If there are ever any aspects of the paper you particularly would like to know about and see in print and we don’t cover here, all you have to do is drop us a line, addressing it to Here We Are Again. By the way, the problem getting into this piece seems to have been overcome.


Mentioned in the previous paragraph is a line about writing to us if there’s anything you want to find out about. Whilst on the subject of letters, we at GN have noticed that there has been a general falling off in the amount of correspondence you have been sending us for publication. Maybe the Christmas period had something to do with it. Remember though, the success of the letter page depends entirely on you, our readers. So if you have any comments, criticisms, complaints, information or whatever, you think should appear, don’t hesitate to write to us, stating of course if the letter is for publication or not.

W. H. Smith & Sons

The other Wednesday on BBC 2’s late-night Edition programme, a representative of W. H. Smith & Sons, the well known monopoly newsagents, distributors and moral censors, was defending the companies actions of restricting the amount of papers, magazines and books they allow the public to read. The Smith’s spokesman wriggled and avoided most of the questions put to him quite well and left viewers with no doubt as to why they don’t stock certain publications etc. The reasons obviously being that this firm have set themselves up as censors, thus deciding the amount of information, entertainment and awareness they think the British public should be able to get its hands on. Another gentleman on the programme, who squirmed delightfully and passively to the tune of Big Brother W. H. Smiths, ended the discussion with a most historically ludicrous comment — straight out of the Dark Ages – for he remarked that people in the provinces did not want or require the papers, magazines, et al that Smith’s won’t handle. What absolute rubbish. As Colin Wilson said in his recent book Order Of Assassins, ‘creative evolution’ is a must for a progressing and expanding society, and what better way is there of helping people to evolve and reach new levels of awareness than by supplying them with all available information and telling them of new ideas and theories that are currently being developed.

No News, Maybe?

Whilst a large number of our readers, and organisations, send us details and news of what is happening in their areas, there are far too many cities, towns and counties that we never receive anything from. Possibly the reason for this is that they have not yet heard of Gay News, or have been unable to get hold of copies (thanks to well known distributors who will remain anonymous). But this doesn’t explain away all the places where apparently nothing every happens. So come on people, let’s hear what’s going on in your part of the country, if you are not already keeping us informed. We are a newspaper, aren’t we? Please help us keep on being so.

Just so you don’t have to do all the work yourselves, Gay News is taking advantage of the news clippping services of Romeike & Curtice. But even they won’t be able to clear away all the gaps that appear in our news and information coverage. The rest is up to you.

Still Only 10p

Many of you when buying GN directly from a Gay News collective member remark, “Still the same price?” Cheerfully we allways chirp back, “Of course”. In this day and age, prices do not often stay static for very long, but we consider 10p to be a fair and reasonable price for GN and try and keep it the same for as long as we are able. That should be for some time we hope, even though we are intending to increase the number of pages in the not too distant future.

Personal Ads

As we said on the cover of GN14, that edition contained more personal ads than we have ever printed before. We take it to mean that you are finding the ads to be useful and judging by the amount of box number replies we send off, the ads are certainly being seen by more people than ever before. That’s great with us, but please don’t forget, if you have to be too explicit in your wording of an ad, we unfortunately will have to tone it down. The vast majority of ads are perfectly acceptable, so to the few people who can’t save certain things until answering the letters of those who reply to their ads, please don’t get too annoyed with us. As we see it, it’s better to have — for the time being at any rate – a slightly inexcessive personal ads service than to invite prosecution, which could well result in there being no paper at all.

Our ‘Gay’ Printers

F.I. Litho, our beloved printers, seem to be becoming the largest producers of gay publications. And good luck to them, they try their best for us. Originally they just printed Lunch*, then along came Gay News, and now Jeffrey* has joined the flock. We’re sure downtown Pentonville Road has never been so ‘gay’.

Legal Advisers

Whilst we are not allowed to mention them by name, it is against some sort of professional regulation, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our solicitors. The legal advice they give us is extremely helpful – many times giving us their time and ideas without us having to ask. And they always find time to listen to, and advise on, anything that is worrying us, no matter how trivial. Thanks a lot, we appreciate it.


In the next few issues of Gay News, we are planning to change and improve the basic design of the paper. We’ll let you know more about these alterations when we finalise our plans.

New Offices

Although there is a strong possibility that we will be moving to larger premises soon, until things are definitely fixed, please let us know of any offices you may know or hear about in Central London. We really have outgrown our present ‘home’ and are beginning to get a little desperate.

As usual, hope you find this issue up to our usual standard. Thanks for supporting us by buying it. Gay News No 16 will be published on and available from 7th February. See you then.

* Lunch is a monthly magazine, featuring articles, comment and interviews. It is associated with the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, although having strong independent editorial policies. Price 20p.

* Jeffrey is a commercial gay men’s entertainment magazine and is also published monthly. Price 25p.

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.

Northern guy, good personality, average looker, varied interests, soul of discretion, wants noncamp friends, 28-40. Professional types pref. Box 822.

Gay passive father figure, roomer, seeks over 21 son. North London, possible sharing, genuine friendship. Box 823.

Young couple anywhere sought for friendship and holidays by couple in mid-twenties living in suburban Essex. Contact box 824.

Cambridge guy (28) tall slim passive seeks active friends. (21-45) for uninhibited relationships etc. Photo appreciated and returned. Box 825.

Young gay over 21 offered free summer holiday Majorca in return loving companionship. Dates and place mutually agreed. Must be non-camp and keen swimmer preferably London area. Full details of interests with photo. Box 826.

Two young gays (affair) wish to meet others 21—30 for mutual friendship. Own flat near north London. All letters with photo answered. Box 827.

Nottingham gay guy, 27, own car seeks sincere companion 21-30 for lasting friendship. Photo appreciated. Box 828.

Writer (north London) young-looking, middle age, quiet, musical slim, sick of ranting racialist partner, seeks someone quite different to live with. Nice disposition more important than brains or beauty. Box 829.

Urgently wanted in Morecambe area, boy, 21 — 28, blond if possible for uninhibited relationship and loving. Interests photography. Send photo mine by return. Box 831.

Non-swimmer male age 29 seeks guy over 21 with whom to learn at suitable Inner London baths. Box 832

Man age 30, with £1,500 requires backing to open new menswear boutique in London. All replies to Box 833.

Any gay badminton players? I would like to take it up again, but don’t know where to go. Willie, 534 6911.

Is there a gay girl perhaps inexperienced with men who would like to meet this gay guy (33) who is inexperienced with women but would like to try? Box 835.

An opportunity to live and work in sunshine abroad if you are strong, willing and adaptable, non-effeminate, 20s (over 21) not afraid of hard enjoyable work, or real enjoyable friendship, of affection and sincerity. Box 836.

Gentle, active, slightly bearded, 25, seeks sincere , friend 21—23; interests music, travel, chess, stamps, mildly into giving CP, prefer slim working class or country boy. Experience not important. Photo please – returned. Box 837.

Male 36 active good looking very sincere wants partner younger (over 21). Can travel and acommodate. photo please returned with mine. ALA Box 838.

Young (masculine) male (over 21) actor and/or model wanted by television executive for occasional outings, show-biz parties, etc. Please send photo and phone. Box 839.

Lawyer/lecturer (34) slim, dynamic, non-camp and affectionate, living in delightful cottage in a beautiful part of Wales, seeks presentable young man (over 21). Photo appreciated and guaranteed return. Box 840.

Married gay girl 44 (with husband) but has own private life would like to hear from any gay girls (butch preferred) 40-50 age group. Box 841.

Gay guy 30 seeks friends in central and north west London aged 23—27. Send full details with photo. All letters answered. Box 842.

Ian. I’m 25 and need a kind sincere honest man (25-30) all ! have is the future. Box 843.

Hand-reared Narcissus, 36, 6’4″, slim, well-built, fascinated by autoeroticism seeks like-minded pen-friends over 21. Box 844.

Young man 21, slim, tall, seeks genuine relationship with masculine young man (over 21). Photo please. Box 845.

Young male 30 seeks active older male for friendship and possible partnership ladies hairstylists or gents accomodation required. London—Suffolk Box 846.
ED: Would the person who placed the above ad please contact Gay News as soon as possible. TA.

South Wales — lonely gay male late 40s sturdy build, non-effeminate, sincere, seeks like minded friend/s share weekends/holidays at secluded Carmarthenshire cottage, any age over 21, photo appreciated (returnable) with frank letters please. Box 877.

Gay, 25, bearded (lightly) seeks boyfriend 21-22, interested in receiving mild CP. I am active, gentle and like music and theatre. Write fully with photo (returned). Box 856.

Presentable, professional type, 38, south London, tall dark, dependable, kind affectionate, seeks lasting friendship with someone any age, 21-28 preferring older person. Car, willing to travel. Box 857.

Denim/leather bloke, 26, wishes to meet the same, with gear. Skinheads and rubber fans over 21 welcome. Details with photo (returned) ALA. Box 858.

Young male aged 24, good sense of humour, interested in all aspects of the arts, seeks genuine relationship with male 27-32. Box 859.

My place, non-active, passive male 40, slirp, discreet, needs gay active casual weekenders, lovers, friends (over 21). Box 860.

Life begins at 40? male 40s own flat, cultured, sympathetic, good physique is ever hopeful. Seeks friends 21-40, actively motivated non effeminate, hirsute (non-facial) welcomed. Write fully, confidence respected. Photo appreciated. ALA North London. Box 861.

Gay woman, sincere, wishes for genuine friend. Box 862.

Young 30 years in tight blue levis, seeks jeans fans over 21 with denim, surfer or leather jacket and sports shoes. West Midlands Box 863.

Gay active male 33 seeks younger friends (21-25) for fun at my flat. Photo please. Box 864.

Young London Polytec teacher who was at Speakers Corner in October, listening to woman on words, please contact. Black Velvet. Box 865.

Actor, tall, very slim, blond, 24, tired of one-night stands would like to meet demonstrative passive guy 21— 24.(London) Photo please. Box 866.

Male 32 seeks muscular, well-built partner (over 21) interested in SM and bondage. Photo please. ALA. Box 867.

25, central London, tall slim, blonde, intelligent, non-effeminate, seeks friends (21-30) My interests are reading, weather, music, the great outdoors and old Scandinavian languages. Box 868.

Indian bachelor, 35 tall, well built, seeks passive partner over 21 for permanent relationship. Age, nationality immaterial. Box 869.

Quit the ghetto – come to Berkshire (only 45 minutes from London) to work as personal assistant (over 21) to property man. Box 870.

Gay guy 33 6’1″ tall, bearded, hairy own flat, wishes to meet friend over 21. Colour creed, age, looks unimportant to share life and eventual flat. Box 871.

Jersey. Gay 32, passive, wishes to contact active type over 21 with view to eventual permanent lasting friendship. Nothing kinky, own flat and car. Box 872.

All I want is sincere young friends aged 21-26. I am slim, long hair, age 26. Only letters with photo answered. Box 873.

Leather lover, rubber kit, masks etc wants to meet mate with good gear. Own place central London, late 20s early 30s. Photo appreciated. ALA. Box 874.

Young man athletically inclined easy going, non materialistic (versatile) who also likes: yoga, serious music, natural goods, the occult, meditation, discussions; is interested in: people, human conditions, portraits, crafts, nature, likes to meet easy going versatile guy over 21 with an optimistic radical outlook who appreciates things physical and shares some of my other interests. My height 6ft, hair and eyes dark brown, 11 stone. ALA photographs exchanged and returned. Box 875.

Two gay guys visiting Copenhagen in July request information re accommodation, bars, clubs, shows, contacts. Also interested Holland, Tunisia, Morocco Letters acknowledged and postage refunded.Box 878.

Skinhead (friendly forty) slim, shortarsed denim type. Exchange mags, photos, letters. Where have all the skinheads gone? No bovver — just mates over 21. Write Sparky Manchester, Box 879.

Leather mid-twenties interested in motor-cycling seeks similar over 21 for friendship. Own pad. Genuine replies only. Recent photo appreciated. Box 880.

Passive male 45 is hoping to meet someone, any age over 21, who he can serve or please in any way. Box 881.

Lean, active, gay Taurus guy, 27, black/grey hair, seeks gentle leftish gay/bisexual guy 21-25. 5’6″, living London. Seaside weekends possible. Please send photo with first letter and give phone number if available. Box 882.

Will the blonde who sat next to the guy with the case in the Bio on Sat 6th Jan please write to Dave 225 Franklands Village, Haywards, Heath, Sussex.

Starved of worthwhile experience, attractive male (22) seeks warm, sensual and intelligent friends over 21, to share life with. Exchange photos. Box 883.

Mid-Essex, 23, straight gay, nothing fantastic but intelligent and fun loving, seeks masculine friends aged 21—30 for friendship etc. All letters answered but photo would be an encouragement. Box 884.

Wanted advice please for gent who is meeting a gay chap for the first time. Jim. Box 885.

Scooterist planning Continental camping (tent) holiday to Germany, S. France or Spain. Any Levi/leather person over 21 interested. Preferably with own bike but not essential. Box 886.

Attractive, Scandinavian graduate 27, good physique non eff, fed up with dolly boys with nothing to say seeks friendship with adult guy 25-40 who has reasonable looks, and body, but more important, a mind and a soul. Interests the arts, driving, good food and drink, sport. Photo. London. Box 887.

Sexy 21 year old guy attractive and well built, affectionate intelligent. I would like to meet active, tall, well-built young guys aged 21—30. Box 876.

Student, young 29 tall, good appearance, versatile, interests: art, theatre, music. I am bisexual, warm and friendly, seeks friends 21—31. Free during daytime and some evenings. Photo returnable with mine. London. Box 847.

Norwegian, 26 attractive, non-eff, good physique, very keen on all in wrestling, especially in levis or shorts, seeks friends of similar age who also like heavy wrestling but not SM. Photo, weight and height. Box 848.

Gay businessman living in west London offers free accommodation and possibility of small wage to student or similar, over 21, in return for light duties in modern flat. Box 849.

Young man, 26, lives Maidstone, friendly, affectionate, seeks compatible guy over 21 for deep, lasting relationship. Interests music, photography, travel. Photo exchanged. Box 850.

Ken, 27, 6’1″ good looking and lonely. Seeks passive friend camp or otherwise 21-25 to share flat. Permanent relationship invisaged. Newcastle upon Tyne. Photo appreciated and returned. Box 851.

Married gay guy wishes to meet similar or unmarried guys, London area. Herts. Essex. 25-40. ALA. Box 852.

Guy wants friends in or near Manchester — gay, straight or kinky (over 21) State your tastes. ALA Box 853.

Attractive young man (23) into female attire, seeks masculine males 21-30 interested. Box 854.

Anyone having gay reading material pictures of magazines they don’t want, please send to V. Jones 36A Queensborough Terrace, London W2.

Mutual security and share of comfortable flat offered by gay male (32) to small, dark, versatile type of similar age. Race and campness immaterial. Sincerity important. Photo and phone no appreciated. Box 888.

I would like to hear from intelligent slim, good looking boy over 21 who is looking for home abroad. I am slim good looking young bachelor. Photo please and all details. Box 897.

Gay Scot 40’s, active, smart, dean, sincere, lonely in London. Own home. Seeks genuine good natured chap (Scots welcome) any where, who is aching for reliable, permanent, loving relationship, aged 21-45. Write fully. Photo appreciated and returned with mine. Box 796

Lonely, inexperienced, nice looking gay guy, 21, seeks friendship with another 21-26, London area. Photo please. Box 898

Homosexual Male Nurse (Lonely) seeks pen friends and lasting relationship. North East or anywhere. Photo appreciated. Box 899

Good Looking Gay, young active 29, seeks active, longish hair boy, aged 21-25, who desires active and happy relationship. Interests: social and general. Live in Derbyshire, but am mobile. Box 900

21-year-old Blonde Athlete – interests: most sports, wishes to meet well-built similar in London area. Photo please. Box 901

Aberystwyth Gay Male, (24), slim, sincere, noneffeminate, seeks similar young male (over 21) for permanent friendship, living together. Offer and need love, tired of being alone. Box 902

Male, 28, seeks younger friends over 21 with own place in London. Photo’s exchanged. Box 903

Lonely Young Man, 27, basically passive, reasonably attractive, seeks companions aged 21-45, preferably in London and home counties. Own flat an advantage. Box 904

Dusky 22, brown hair, sea blue eyes, slim, 5’8″, seeks sensuous beautiful people of same age in London. Photo essential, returned. Box 905

Hampshire. Young goodlooking guy (29) discreet, own pad. Likes swimming, water ski-ing, music, wishes to meet non-effeminate males, similar age or younger (over 21) for friendship and pleasure. Photo appreciated. Box 906

Slim, uninhibited leather chap, 29, own London flat, seeks similar type but no strings attached. Photo for exchange ensures immediate reply with phone number. Box 907

Maeteur Photographer would like to hear from handsome young males over 21. Fee and copies of photos. Please send photograph (London) Box 908

30’s passive male seeks active friend for lasting friendship. Active males around 40-45 only reply. Photos exchanged, genuine replies only. Box 909

Chris, 31, seeks comapnionship of older educated partner, London. I’m new to this, but friendly, genuine, intelligent, interested arts. Sexually submissive to dominant personality, but genuine companionship equally important. Box 916

Novice gay guy seeks gay “Mr Universe” type for lunchtime or afternoon wrestling. Details and possibly photo to Box 910, Bob Daws, WC1. Please write. Must be within 15 mins W1.

40 yr old Queen Transvestite requires butch transvestite. Accommodation offered in return for light duties. Permanent relationship for right person. Photo. Box 911

Holiday Companion (attractive literate young man in late 20’s preferred) sought by similar for Summer Holiday Abroad. Box 913

Attractive young male graduate, intelligent, seeks similar or professional man aged 21-32. Phone number appreciated. Box 914

Drama Student (30) new to London, has almost given up hope of finding sincere young friend over 21, for warm loving relationship. Box 915

South American Guy 32, Kensington area, would like to meet young male over 21 for fun, with views to a sincere relationship. All letters answered. Box 917

Married male with kids wants to meet similar to chat over shared problems. London area. Box 918

Very attractive, intelligent graduate (27), not camp but trendy appearance. Serious, sincere. Enjoys theatre, travel, fine things of life. Seeks similar, 24-29, who believes in love for lasting, meaningful relationship. Box 919


Two young gay guys offer share of comfortable house near Tilbury to one or two others, either sex. Nominal rent. Ring 037566389.

S/D flat to let rent £15 per week for two males SW8. Box 890.

Young sensible guy 21—25 offered good home in new lux flat central area. TV, stereo, food £6 or assist in flat. 373 4604,

London pad offered weekend exchange Cornwall February. Box 891.

3rd guy needed immediately to share friendly flat in Finchley. Non-effeminate. Box 892.

Nice room available now, another available soon. Interesting job offered. Paul — 01-732 6724 evenings.

Gay Freak/Head seeks own room in flat, or something for about £6. Please write: Sutton, 93a Golborne Road, London W10.

Gay Flat Mate (not effeminate) to share newly converted house. Own bedroom No restrictions. All facilities including central heating. W3. Age between 25-35. Phone Ron – 749 3698

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 7806 or write to: 19 London Street, London W2 1HL


Male/female hair stylist required. Holborn/City area. Phone 405 7499

Active young guy wants to move from home town needs job and home anywhere or anything legal considered. Box 889.

Young amateur physique photographer seeks young models over 21 for free posing sessions privately in jeans etc. Phone Anthony 01-222 4686 evenings.

Athletic Young Man seeks genuine part-time modelling work. Some photographic experience. Acrobatic nude studies a speciality. Trained as dancer Box 912

Graduate, 24, seeks interesting responsible work in small firm. Box 894.

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Your Letters

Please note that any letters received by us at Gay News are liable to be published unless you state otherwise.

Why Risk It?


Dear Sir,

I have only seen numbers 9, 11 and 12 of GN.

I advertised in numbers 11 and 12 for someone to share my home and life. There was a bigger response than I expected and I am dealing with this now in what I hope is a civilised way.

Meanwhile, one or two thoughts occur to me. I think the heading of your illegal page is excellent. Some of the ads, however, are a bit doubtful. If you want to remain in circulation, why put it at risk in this way? There is always a temptation, feeling oneself to be in a minority, resentful, a bit aggressive about it, to be daring. Resist it. You do not have the lampooning function of Private Eye, that can tell any client of the blessed Arnold Goodman to get fucked. JS recently found BS by way of your columns (it may have been the other way round!) One of them wanted a big black cock but he could well have found it by other means without exposing you to police prosecution. Stratton-Wells is justified in his complaints. I am half-guilty myself, knowing that particular appeal, though I am not passive. Still, there is a fantasised urge there. I think Antony Storr points out that many active homosexuals want a partner with a big prick, which is, may I say in passing, English vernacular as opposed to the American cock, applicable to both male and female genitalia. The fantasised urges I spoke of can’t be allowed to direct our lives. I hope that JS and BS are happy together.

But I do think that being ‘turned on’ is suspiciously mechanical.

Faults of layout and format are not worth criticising in view of the difficult conditions you have to cope with. I wish you could find a gay millionaire to smooth things out.

Another thing: whatever Messrs JS and BS may say, your business is not to do with cocks and spunk and arseholes. These are very private matters. Gay includes women. Women do not have the apparatus mentioned. Not only do you need to devote more space to women, you also need to promote more effective communication between gay women and men. I am sure you are thinking about this.

Finally, I think you could and should increase the price of GN to at least 40p. You are in a seller’s market, with the unique advantage that you are on the side of the buyer.

Peter Jackson

Second Thoughts


Dear Editorial Collective,

At your invitation I feel I must write and ask who is the self-styled Mary Whitehouse, or Little Hitler? Who has barred such innocent words as leather and denim from the personal ads ?

While I must agree some of the ads have been near the knuckle. I’m sure the situation doesn’t justify this discriminatory action.

Why, even in GN 12, Julian got all switched on when “he” visited the Wheatsheaf’s Green Room. I can’t wait to get there.

If you don’t want to continue the personal adverts for fear of prosecution, then come clean and say so, and don’t inflict this dictatorial attitude. After all. I’m sure everyone knows the idea of the ads.

I was hoping to put a personal advert in after Christmas, but for fear of this censorship, I am having second thoughts. So will many others.

Have another think about this matter, and come up with a logical answer.

Roy Bonham

PS. Have subscribed to no 23. Make it!

ED: Sorry we didn’t explain our new policy towards personal ads clearly enough in GN13. We most certainly are not “barring” words such as leather and denim. But for now we must alter or refuse adverts which explicitly refer to sexual acts, preferences or organs, ie whipping, CP, well-endowed, etc.

Love Lives Forever

London, SW8

Dear Gay News,

Your correspondent Doug Pollard approached the problem of ageing (GN 12 page 7) with as much wit as possible. Correct. Better laugh than cry, always. But I must tell you that the lads at the disco don’t tell me (as Doug does) to go and find an armchair at the Athenaem; and talking to my old school chums (all those bloody bishops). On the contrary, the lads at the disco invite me to come again, because I love them and they (bless their hearts) love me.

There’s only one solution to the problem. We must create a special Marxism for grandpas. What about joining the T.G.W.U. (Terpsichorian Grandpas of the World Unite) and then I can buy a ticket to the Yuletide National Lorrydrivers Lottery (You’ve nothing to loose but your life).

To be serious, Doug, I think that your phrase “gone for ever” is a bit defeatist in tone. Of course you are perfectly right in a way. If homosexuality is simply a question of cocks and balls and having it off, then certainly there comes an end to that.

But homosexuality isn’t that. It’s love, and love doesn’t go, it lives forever.

So let me stay on the disco circuit, where I guarantee I’ll find more courage, humility, generosity, gentleness and sheer love per square foot than anywhere else in London, possibly in the world. Oh brave new world that hath such creatures in it. Even Pale Brother Death is halted, and stands amazed.

Dai Grove.

Face It Babes

Dear Collective,

Sorry, but I’d like to inject a sour, critically appraising note into the general chorus of congratulation. Of course it is good that you exist and the paper is mildly entertaining, though not very informative. But how many other gays besides me are increasingly turned off by the prevailing giggly, simpering, juvenile tone representing all that is passé and stupid and discredited in the homosexual image.

Face it, babes, there is something tawdry about Gay News. Just not enough reality and intelligence.

It is mostly badly written, amateurish and uncritical in its comments on almost everything. I am not calling for the over-intellectualised approach, just a more balanced and broad depiction of the real variety and maturity in much of the gay world.

And how confused can your values get? That calendar has a photograph of Mae West who may be the object of a cult but has been known for years to be extremely hostile to gay men. I suppose you’re being good Christian gays (who needs them?) in turning the other — you should pardon the expression— cheek, but first rule of any revolution, no matter how minor, is know thine enemy.

Daniel James

Fem or Butch


Dear Gay News,

I’ve just returned from a gay club in London where I was asked if I was ‘fem’ or ‘butch’ — having never considered this, I just said I was a person. However it seemed that people expected to know if I was ‘fem’ or ‘butch’ in order to relate themselves to me; ie was I a good pick up. I find it equally hard to relate to fem and butch images and all their restrictions. Perhaps it’s my restriction but I suggest that these gay women are presenting the stereotypes that one can find in any straight disco/bar. They also prevent other gay women coming out by turning them off the gay scene because these gay women seek individuality rather than conformity. Anyway, I’d like to know what other people think of this.

Incidentally, we’d like more women members of GLF in Leeds, we have fluctuated to two at the moment.


Much Ado


Dear Gay News,

Whilst, probably correctly, petulantly chanting again and again your dissociation with any organisation, do you dare print this letter and admit in reply to James Knight that Roger Baker, Press Officer for CHE wrote the attack on Martin Stafford for your newspaper?

Love, B S

ED: We dared to print your letter. So what?

Bugging the Bugs


Dear Gay News,

Thanks a lot for that really interesting article on crabs in GN8! As you said we can all be a bit simple sometimes and I must qualify for simpleton of the year award. I’ve been scratching my balls for about a week or so, and it was only when re-reading some back numbers of GN that I realised what I had got. I immediately rushed round to the local chemists for the Quellada (and got an icy and disgusted look from the assistant as she gave it to me!) Got a hot (too hot) bath with about half a bottle of Dettol in it and proceeded to cover myself with the recommended lotion. Then I took everything I’d worn, the bedsheets, towels and all to the laundrette and the dry cleaners. All this as you can imagine cost me a fortune, the dry cleaning alone came to £1.50. I’m still racking my brains to think when and where I could have caught the little bastards, as I get a bath very regularly and use plenty of Femfresh – er I mean Old Spice!

What really made me uptight was that the other night I was with a really fabulous boy at a club and had to make excuses when he asked me back to his place, as I still had the Quellada lotion on my body! Thanks to the above mentioned article and its excellent advice I have got rid of the pesky things and can start to live again!

On another track. I’d like to say how fantastic I think Gay News is and give my love to Julian! Keep the gay flag flying!


Lovely Points

Dear Gay News,

That letter from ‘Queenies Castle’ really slayed us (Gay News issue number 12). “If” Sebastion is “straight”, then “call me Madam”. Perhaps He (or she) had a tiff with the Manager of the “dear old Bio” and plans to get her revenge.

Keep on writing, Julian, we love to read your points of view. We also think “Queenies Castle” should be renamed “HATTERS CASTLE”.

Martha, Michelle and Diana

Never Be Parents

London, W14.

Dear Gay News,

Few people seem to be aware of the unhappiness facing the Lesbian who loves children, but, because she cannot respond to men, despairs of ever having any children of her own.

Many gay men marry women who understand their problems and together they managed to bring up happy children. Gay women, on the other hand, have to find all their emotional satisfaction in their relationships with other women – and as they get older, with increasingly young girls who tend to become daughter substitutes.

Not all gay women may have found this, but it has been my experience. All my men friends are gay; all the straight men I ever knew lost interest not being content with a non-sexual relationship. Good riddance anyway. In retrospect they are all so hung-up on role playing that they couldn’t see the real person in me or themsleves.

Is there anyone who is really into kids and is not hung-up on sex and roles? Creative and understanding? I would like to hear about gay or bi men who also get depressed because they think they will never be parents.


Personal Ads continued from Page 15

Good looking London guy, versatile (30), good sense of humour, seeks similar mate, any nationality. Interests – pubs, cinema, music. Photos exchanged. ALA. Box 816

Manchester, lonely 38 years old, would like to meet gay friends. I live alone. Have car. Can accommodate. Anyone, anywhere interested? Box 817

Bachelor, 37, strictly gay, passive, english, 5’10”, medium build, conventional appearance. Not obvious, rich, strikingly handsome, intellectual or promiscuous but absolutely genuine, seeks genuine friend, looks/status unimportant, but sincerity etc is. This is an honest ad. One-nighters etc do not apply. Box 818

Young, good looking guy with gap inbetween front teeth or chipped front tooth required for lasting friendship etc. by good looking 22 year old. Box 819


Room to let, Blackheath, in Leather household. Good trains, 20 minutes Charing Cross/City. Available late January. Box 755

T/V and friend who meet occasionally in London seek weekend accommodation S/C or in sympathetic gay household. Box 756

Guy, 24, seeks own room in central flat, up to £7 per week. Box 757

Wanted. Own room in shared flat by young Malaysian, in Notting Hill Gate, Earls Court or Holland Park. Up to £6 per week. Contact Aziz, 01-937 3383.

Forth Guy, under 25, share house Ell. Own room. £6 per week. No camp. Write with Tel No. Box 758

Gay Flat share for 2/3 responsible young guys. £7 each. Telephone 01-603 9498 If you are under 35, non-camp, not effeminate, value sincerity and friendship, want a home in Central London on sharing basis – please write to Box 759

Double Bedsit, N11. Near Tube. £8 per week. Telephone 01-368 8456. Flat-Share Offered SE1. One mile City/West End. About £6. Any age. I’m 49. Box 763

Gentleman (Nottingham area) has accommodation for two males. Own room. Box 803
Would the person who placed the above ad please contact Gay News as soon as possible. Thank you.

Is there a lonely gay guy in the Birmingham area who would like to share home with gay bachelor in 40 age group. Terms by arrangement. Box 804

North West Gays — unfurnished flat wanted Preston area. Gay 30’s, steady job, financially sound. Write to Mike Weaver, 10 Connaught Road, Preston.

Young Gay Dance Student/Model, seeks small flat -Bedsitter – Room, in London. Willing to share. ALA. Box 806

Double Room £8. Single Room £4. Also a flat at reasonable rent. West London Box 671.

Gay Flat Mate to share luxury flat. Own room. Colour television. No restrictions, all facilities. Phone after 8 pm, 349-9988. Garage available if required. NW London.

22yrs old air steward would like to share flat with other gay guys. Cromwell Road area. Telephone Essential. Phone 0332-810989 or write G. Guy, 103 Park Lane, Castle Donington, Derbys.

Gay guy, 21, good looking, extravert, seeks pad in London. Micky. Box 820

Urgent! Quiet dependable designer, 28, needs cheap room/flat share, convenient West End. Box 821

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

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.


Attractive Young Man wants modelling work. Anything Legal Considered. Box 760

Artists Model, male 34, good physique etc, nude posing for male/female artists, beginners, groups, clubs, or private. Anywhere between London-Newcastle. Can wrestle for private club entertainment. Would like tuition from persons 60/70 male/female in posing. Bob Dews, 41 Marchmont Street, London WC1.

Atrractive Young Well Qualified (academically) seeks nice job, nice people, nice money. Box 774

Two West Country Boys in their twenties, need £200 desperately. Absolutely anything legal considered. ALA. Will travel anywhere. Box 761

Male Secretary Required for professional office in Victoria. Responsible position, must be willing to undertake all usual general office duties, including shorthand and typing. Good Salary. Box 762

Qualified Masseur. Youth over 21 required by quiet young man, London. Good fee plus expenses. Box 800

I Need £25 per week. Absolutely anything legal considered. I’m 21. London. Box 801

Friendly 28 year old Scot desperately needs £100, so if you have any part-time legal jobs, please write soon. Box 802

Male Required (Age 27 – 45) for small Kensington Hotel. Must have a flair for domestic work. Live In – Good Wages – All Found. Telephone: 01-603 2389.

Male/female hair stylist required. Holborn/ City area. Phone 405 7499

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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.

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Is there any kind chap 21-40 who would help me overcome my shyness, must have patience and humour, slim build. I am 36, 5’10”, slim, affectionate, own place 20 mins London. Box 703

Versatile 50, own flat near London, seeks permanent friend, age immaterial, photo if possible. ALA. Box 704

Passive Non Effeminate 38 offers genuine young dominant guy a home in East Midlands if compatible. Photo appreciated. This is genuine. Box 705

Passive slim gay 35 wishes to meet active tall muscular West Indian to get to know you (Middlesex area) Box 706

Shift Worker, height 5’9″, age 30, would like to meet younger slim gay or bisexual living London | or Brighton. All photographs returned. Box 707

Young Man, good appearance and physique, considerate, sincere, seeks permanent friend, 21-35, London area, with good physique, view lasting friendship. Please send photo (return promised with mine). Box 708

Sincere 26 : seeks portly, hairy chested gentlemen 40-60 for warm friendship. Photo essential and returned. S.A.E. Box 709

Ex-Serviceman (26) seeks others about same age or younger for friendship etc. Also pen pals wanted. Photograph not essential, but would help. No effeminates. Box 710

Young Male Graduate, attractive, intelligent, 25, seeks similar. Photos please. All letters answered. Box 711

Bachelor graduate (48) generous, seeks for holidays abroad and occasional week-end, young, humorous, intelligent, sincere lively companion. Photo please. Box 712

Amateur Photographer would like to hear from handsome young males over 21. Fee and copies of photos. Please send photograph. (London) Box 713

Guy, late twenties, tall and lean, interested in leather and denim but not in S/M, wishes to contact others similar age and interests in London. Photo please. Box 714

Attractive graduate male (25), living in York, not camp or effeminate – seeks sincere relationship with others 21-30 age group, any area. Photo for exchange. ALA. Write Box 715

Guy 29, non-effeminate, seeks others 21-30. I am mildly masochistic and wild about leather and rubber wear, particularly boots, also enjoy water-sports. Could accomodate you near Birmingham. Box 716

American guy, lively, intelligent, youthful looking, mid 30’s, seeks attractive younger male over 21 for easy going relationship. Photos please. ALA. Box 717

Good looking blond, 29, (not camp or effeminate) seeks active muscle boy about same age for lasting friendship. Photo please (returned) Box 718

Bristol. Gay Male 25, seeks sincere, lasting friendship with nice guy 21-28. Box 719

Adventurous Londoner, early 50’s, travelling Tehran by train in spring (Simplon Express to Istanbul) would welcome Persian/English companion paying own expenses. Box 720

Author 40 would like to meet younger friend over 21, with a view to lasting relationship. Accommodation in London possible. Photo and maybe phone number appreciated. Box 721

Londoner (24) seeks accontants, articled clerks or qualified, guys interested in Yoga. Box 722

Dave, 24, lonely and unfulfilled, non-effeminate, likes music and sincere people, seeks deep relationship with similar (21-25). Exchange photos. Box 723

Continental, gay, 30, blond, passive not effeminate, gentle disposition, clean, healthy, professional, seeks active, 30 or over, masculine south European or Middle Eastern type. Photo appreciated, returnable. Box 724

Seeking Intelligent Coloured Man, 30 or over, needing true friendship with a happy social Londoner 35. Box 725

London Male 45, shy, seeks coloured friend 35/50 for sincere loving permanent relationship. ALA. Box 726

Sincere straightforward professional man (30’s), still hopes it is possible to find young attractive soul partner aged over 21, for lasting relationship, genuine replies only please, with photo. Box 727

24-year old, good looking, seeking a friend, Cassidy type 21-24, Ipswich, Suffolk (not camp) gay lad. Photos please. Box 728

Male Nurse, Irish, 24, shy, non-effeminate, needs a friend for lasting relationship, (in London). Write soon. Box 729

London Accountant (not stuffy) tall, slim, dark, 26, with wide interests (theatre, riding, pottery, water ski-ing) seeks genuine, happy and intelligent friend aged 21-24. Photo and phone no. appreciated. Box 730

Gay Girl, Glasgow, late twenties, attractive, long-haired, ex-university, wishes to meet or hear from feminine, long-haired gay girl (20-30) in Glasgow, Edinburgh or central Scotland area. Interests – music, art, cinema. Box 731

Lecturer/Writer, mid thirties, tall, slim, reasonable looks, masculine, has outgrown the pub/club scene and wants a lasting relationship with someone 21-30. Box 732

Faithful Scorpio guy 30 would like to meet a younger friend over 21 for lasting thing. Nice if you’re warm, intelligent, sincere with sense of humour and like Cats ???? Photo please. London Box 733

Active Male (40) wishes to meet males 23-35 in Midland area. Box 734

Guy, 28, recently discovered denim and leather, seeks others. Photos exchanged. Own flat. Box 735

22, dark longish hair, well built, not unattracitve, wishes to meet others of similar age (over 21), particular liking for skinhead types. London area. Photo please. ALA. Box 736

HF ( SGS 1949) please write KB. Box 737

Executive 40 tall slim active, very lonely, seeks sincere and faithful younger partner over 21, needing true love home and happiness in Bristol flat. Box 738

Young Owners of Motor Yacht, looking for others with similar interest, owners or crew, for weekends/holidays afloat. Box 739

Attractive Slim Male 21 – 5’8″ seeks similar for friendship etc. Any area. Photo ensures reply. Box 740

Birmingham Boy 23, wishes to meet similar 21-23 Likes music and cinema. Photo appreciated. Box 741

H.B. or M. of the S/M study circle. I have lost your address. Please communicate. D.J.

Slim presentable 29 year old, lonely and inexperienced, would like to meet or correspond with gentle considerate male 21-35, slim and possibly also inexperienced, for genuine friendship. London or SE. Photo appreciated but not essential. Box 742

Versatile Longhaired Young Man 28, passive looking but not effeminate, wishes to meet similar or very passive male aged 21-26, for mutual pleasure and genuine friendship. Photo exchanged. Box 743

Handsome slim well built butch 27 seeks active friends. Very friendly luxury flat. Easy going. Not camp. Very well built active/versatiles only. Photo. Box 744

Passive Male (34) wishes to meet dominant, demanding man (35 to 50) Box 745

Brian from Gibraltar – please phone Michael at 01-722 4882

Two gay guys, well built, 30/35, turned on by S/M, interested in meeting similar aged 25/45. London and area. Photo appreciated. Box 746

Bachelor, 48, feels younger, needs similar for loving friendship, mainly Sundays, at your pad. There must be someone. Anywhere London. Please write, all letters answered. Box 747

Any lonely masculine, considerate man, maybe manual worker who lives in hostel who would like home with domesticated attractive male, slim, 36 year old. Please write frank letter. Photo returned with mine. London. Box 748

Anglo Indian (34) wishes to make friends – all races. Interests – sport, books, travel, music, and dancing etc. Box 749

Will Frank of Burton on Trent area, who replied to my advert Box 73 in Issue No 4, please contact John in Sussex. Box 750

Gay 25, SE London, has just got bike. Would like to hear from someone who will teach me to drive. Also would like to meet others interested in making friends. ALA. Box 751

Male (31) would like to meet young lady of similar age who likes dominant men. Box 752

Gay Couple – male – 26 and 40 – would like to meet similar – either sex, for social contact in Ealing area. Box 753

Anglo Indian (34) wishes to meet gay women for friendship. Box 749

Bachelor, late 30’s, 5′ 10″, average build, reasonable looks and figure, sincere, seeks strongly active companion, aged 21 to 45, for regular friendship, perhaps live together? Looks not of prime importance, but no fatties, effeminates or kinkies, please. Own home, London area. Photo appreciated. Box 754

Ski-ing? Apres-Ski? Virile young companion aged 21-25 required for Zermatt. Switzerland, 17-31 March. Meet London first! Share cost. Box 764

Male Male, in fact Gay, needs Love. Aged 21-24 welcome. Kensington. Box 765

Anglo Indian (34) wants a mate for mini-cruise sometime February. Box 749

Leather/Masks/etc lover, own place near Croydon, seeks big unvicious mate with kit. Mid 30’s. Photo appreciated. Box 766

Gay T.V. would like to meet similar, or anyone interested. Can be very effectionate. Likes indoor photography. Herts. Box 767

Blond Youth interested Leather, Denim. Willing to pose or explore anything out of the ordinary. Photo supplied. Box 768

Londoner, 21, seeks flatshare with guy under 30. Likes leather and denim etc. Prefer South/South-West/West London. Box 770

Lonely Gay Guy, 23, tall, good looking and well built, non-effeminate, looking for someone same age or aged over 21. Must be sincere person with view to sharing my flat. Recent photograph please. All letters answered. Many thanks – Mike, London. Box 769

Lonely London guy, 45, seeks genuine reliable companion for lasting and loving relationship, 30—45, not camp please. Would consider partnership hotel or antiques anywhere ALA. Box 633.

Bachelor, gay, 37, English, 5’10” medium build, passive. North London, not obvious or fabulously handsome but absolutely genuine, seeks genuine friend 30-45 approx, loyal, looks secondary to above qualities. Eventually seek share flat. Box 647

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.

British, 32, SE London, own house, seeks Asian for permanent relationship. Box 771

Gay Comedy Group forming. SAE to Box 772

Young, virile athlete seeks partners for outdoor training sessions. Genuine athletes only need reply. Box 773

Young London Guy (student), attractive, slim, tall, with long chestnut hair, seeks similarly attractive male with view to sincere relationship (Photo essential) Box 774

Young Man, 25, wishes to share his pad, view to lasting friendship in London. Also pen pals in UK and Abroad wanted. Box 775

Affectionate bachelor, young late 50’s, seeks another similar age, masculine dressed. Greased Hair. To Love and Cherish permanently if mutual. No Kinks. Close up recent photo. Own pad. Ilford, Essex. Box 776

Anyone knowing Brian Gibre-Ltarien, 28, well built, dark hair, ex-sailor, electricity engineer, now living in London. Contact urgently – J-P. Box 777

Slim Male Graduate, 31, non effeminate, interested music and arts but NOT in gay scene, seeks sincere friends with similar interests. Greater Manchester area. Box 778

Gay Male 26 (not effeminate) living Bishops Stortford area on Herts/Essex border, seeks sincere active male any age in same or other areas. Photo appreciated. All letters answered. Box 779

Lanky Leather Chap, 29, with own London flat, seeks similar type. Immediate answer with phone number to reply including photo for exchange. Box 780

Two Leather Guys going to Birmingham on 29/12/72 for New Year, given lift between East Lancs Road and Knutsford Services on M6, please write to driver who would like introduction to scene, or other friendly leather guys in London or Manchester. Box 781

“Aquarian”, Bachelor; late 40’s (Bin’s) 5’4″, good appearance, seeks sincere friend. Am very shy and inexperienced, tired of being alone, wants to be loved, (E8 London area). Photo appreciated, genuine replies only. ALA. Box 782

North Staffs (42) gay, well built, wishes to meet 25-35 active, hairy friend for weekends and holidays, photo please, ALA, Jeans, Leather, Car Owner. Box 783

Young Man, 34, London, seeks friends interested in riding macs, gumboots, and oilskins, aged 35-45; Box 784.

Action Speaks Louder Than Words. Hairy one night stands wanted by versatile, blond, slim and mid 20’s. No camps please. Letters with photo get quickest action. Box 785

Versatile, Hairy, Young (20’s) Tarzan needed to share jungle-fresh nuts with slim me (26). Letters with photo answerd
with photo answered first. Box 786

Midlander, 36, friendly and warm, with interests in music, cinema, talking, travel and walking, seeks similar 25-45, anywhere, for love and companionship. ALA. Box 787

Tom (32) seeks male. Interests – leather, jeans. Photo appreciated. Box 788

Sportsmen, Skinheads, and Leatherboys required to pose for photographer. Replies with photos answered first. Box 789

Somerset (Yeovil) gay, 43, welcomes all active genuine men over 21 to his flat. Letters answered. Phone being installed. Box 790

Young Guy (24), good looking, seeks genuine and intimate friendship with attractive, intelligent guy aged 21-24. Photo appreciated and returned. Box 795

Young Man, 29, wearing tight jeans and leather jacket wants to meet other young jeans fans, who are over 21. Photo essential. London area. Box 791

Versatile forty group Londoner seeks friend for practicing New Year resolution with, plenty of refresher courses to keep in practice. Box 792

Can any acitve gay offer horse riding facilities to single male at times, mainly holidays but according to distance. Willing to be useful Welch Border. Box 793

London, 28 yrs old, masculine, muscular, good looking guy 6ft, own business, house, car, etc, would like to contact Oriental boy aged 21-28 for steady affair, could assist with studies or employment. Box 794

Gay Scot 40’s, active, smart, clean, sincere, lonely in London. Own home. Seeks genuine good natured chap (Scots welcome) anywhere, who is aching for reliable, permanent, loving relationship, aged 21-45. Write fully. Photo appreciated and returned with mine. Box 796

Gay Young Artist, 24 long hair, living in London, warm, kind and passive, likes music etc, seeks friends. Photo please if any, all letters answered. Box 797

New Zealand Guy, 24, widely travelled, recent arrival in UK, seeks friends (preferably coloured or latin) in London/anywhere. Photo not important. ALA. Box 798

Young Northern Male 29, slim, good appearance. Interests – theatre, music, seeks active friend for sincere, lasting relationship, aged 30-40. Photo appreciated, returnable. All replies answered. Box 799

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.

Young Coloured Male, sincere, tall, slim, seeks tall, active friend, blond, for permanent friendship. Photo (returned), read advert carefully. Box 807

Needy Student (music especially) required as poseur. Fares and fee paid. Skin colour, hair length, face fungus unimportant but cleanliness, keeness and need essential. Send full details (photo if possible). Box 808

Isolated? Perhaps Confused? Information and advice on homosexuality. Why not talk things over informally with us or write about your problems? Confidence assured. Midland Region. Box 809

If you get your pleasure when wearing wellies, or wear them in every day work. Details in conf idence to Box 810

Tall actor, just 28, slim, talented and going places, seeks lively, young, passive friend(s) in London. Will reply to all who send photos. Box 811

Guy, 28, would like to hear from others (Lancs area). Box 812

Young very keen bodybuilder interested: meeting, corresponding with similar enthusiasts – any age/ finding keen training partner – Box 813

Active gay early 50’s – young looking and slim seeks passive friend similar age for companionship. London SW area – have car and own flat. ALA. Box 814

Happy 100th Birthday – Adolph Zukor, from all at Gay News.

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