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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.

* Chaucer.

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

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

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

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


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

Employment & Services

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


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03-197207XX-07“We hope that Gay News will never be so completely serious that no-one could smile, laugh, or maybe happily cringe at parts of it. News is not only the bad things that can happen to us all, but knowing about what others are doing, sharing, achieving.” Thus your first editorial.

I find myself rather in agreement with the Lords Beaumont and Arran who expressed their views on Gay News in your first correspondence column. And yet I have subscribed, blindly, to your paper; further I am now writing for it. I’d like to think I subscribed through generosity and a desire to help but the basic reason was selfish curiosity. What would the paper be like? What would it do for me. a forty year old homosexual (unlike the person who accosted Alan Brien, I dislike the description “gay people”)? Would it not be too alien in taste to a reader of the Observer, the Sunday Times, New Statesman, an admirer of the B.B.C.?

Wait and see is my verdict after issue one and that I will do after sending my best respects to Julian Denys Grinspoon, whose piece on the Biograph I found not entirely to my taste. None the less, I have some fellow feeling with the old boy (he surely must be old if I’m any judge of prose style). Anyway. Jule, if you’re under 35 pop round any time and we’ll pull the curtains, switch on the telly, and pretend we’re at the Biograph) because I get randy too. And that’s one of the reasons I joined the CHE correspondence list – I thought something might come of it. There must be many of your readers who are on it or who are contemplating having their names included. Your paper could assist a great number of us by providing a forum for an initial general discussion on what we hope to gain from corresponding with each other.

My main modest ambition was to land up with one or more in a similar age group to me and with some like interests. If, somewhere along the line, a somewhat younger man or woman chose to write to me, and then to meet me, I would have no objection; similarly I would have no objection to hearing from the elderly, although I resolved to discourage the elderly and the effeminate (insofar as I can judge from prose style). Largely, I’m sure, because I live in an agreeable part of the country. I had several letters. Because of this, I felt it cowardly myself not to initiate at least one piece of correspondence and so I selected a man who appeared from the list to be very similar to myself; I gave him the option of not replying. He didn’t, which was one in the eye for me, since I thought giving him that option would clinch it. Next time I shall write to a twenty-one year old and then I can blame the age barrier if there is no reply.

The following briefly sums up the situation with those who wrote to me.

“A” was about my age and he came to see me for the day. We turned out to have little in common. We went to bed, but not with too much enthusiasm, simply because for my part I was feeling like Jules sometimes feels. I wasn’t happy after he’d gone until I’d flung open all the windows and washed all the things his body had touched.

“B” was also about my age but sounded to me (and to ”C” – see below) terribly camp. I have decided to shun those who introduce the words “active” and “passive” too early in the correspondence. I decided the best way of disposing of him was to “outcamp” him in a letter of my own. It was effective, but on reflection, it was also cruel and I shan’t do it again. Also, it would have been awkward for me if it had encouraged him.

“C” is a very lovely memory. About fifteen years younger than me and beautiful. We fucked when we met and while not wishing to intorduce any “Which?” best buy element into this serious subject, I can only say that it was the best I’ve had for years. He’s now moved house and job but I never deluded myself into thinking he would be a permanency in my life.

“D” is my current white hope. I haven’t met him yet; he’s a tardy corresponder but likes my letters. He’s my age though I don’t think our interests altogether chime in. But I like the sound of him and. as I have told him, I think he may turn out to be more like myself than any of my other corresponders.

“E” and “F” are both elderly; “E” clearly wants not to be his age and sounds very effeminate. Unfortunately, he lives very near me. I don’t want to meet him. “F” said in his letter that our interests were similar. When I looked down the list, I could find little that we had in common.

So there are my six. At present, I’m still searching for the ideal one and shall go again on the next list. What does “the ideal one” constitute? Very simply, a friend with whom sex will come (slowly perhaps) to be a simple and natural part of the friendship, not a matter of convenience (sic) as it was with “A” or a once and for all experience like it was with “C” A walk on the downs or a visit to the cinema and then home to bed. I wonder if that’s too much to hope.

Well, it shouldn’t be because it’s something surely, that a lot of people want. It’s just a matter of pairing off correctly. I would be very interested, meanwhile, to hear and read, in your columns (your columns, Neville), the experiences of others with the Che correspondence list. We might all be able to learn something. Is the age barrier important? Do we place too much hope on a happy sexual outcome? (Combining the two, I realise I’ve never had, or wanted, sex with a man considerably older than myself, yet “C” never turned a hair). Does the meeting, after sometimes lengthy correspondence, more often than not result in dissapointment? At least the method allows us to warn the other parties of our defects and I’ve taken full advantage of doing that when writing.

I have insisted to the collective, among whom I suspect the nice people outnumber the nasty ones quite substantially, that if this is published it must be done so under a pseudonym. Nonetheless, if anyone wishes to write to me through Gay News, I’m sure the collective will see to it that any letters are sent to me, and whether You think I can help you or you think you can help me. I’ll do my best to reply. But we can best help each other by giving our views on these pages.

I don’t know whether I’ve made you smile laugh or cringe I only know I want the paper to be a success on as many levels as possible. And if those classified ads on the issue no. 1 were put in by collective or by anyone else, the advertisers should not necessarily assume, because I have not replied, that I don’t want my sporran fondled or that I don’t want to meet someone who’s slim, slightly hairy, and who thinks that sexuality is beautiful. It’s just that I (and I suspect many like me) have some trepidation in replying to such adverts. Anyway, I have turned the tables on them so that they can reply to me through Gay News, having read this article, which should perhaps be Sub-Titled “How to get a free, respectable small ad in Gay News”.

IT lose House of Lords appeal

01-197205XX 4STOP PRESS.. ..

No-one, no matter how many gowns and wigs they wear, degrees and titles they hold, has any moral right to dictate to anyone how they shall find their lovers. For the majority, it is quite rightly accepted that the law cannot tell you to remain in isolation. But the law has now finally decided that it can and it will impose both these restrictions on the gay people in this country – the law in the shape of the House of Lords has decided that International Times was breaking the law in publishing small ads for gays. In other words, it might be legal for two consenting adults to go to bed together, but it’s illegal to do anything in order to “promote” the occurence of this.

The law does not realise that it is not a case of “promoting” bizarre sexual practices – it is in fact a case of helping people who are kept in isolation by their social and legal situation to find one another and perhaps bring love into their lives. Homosexuality is, after all, about love, as is any other form of sexuality. Heterosexuals are allowed to contact one another in any way they wish – small ads, computers, specially designed magazines – in order to break any isolation they might find themselves in, but we are expected to be martys to an antiquated mode of thought and legal system which has so far given us one inadequate crumb of comfort, with which we are supposed to creep back into our caves and ghettoes and be grateful. Well were not, and we wont be until the law reflects the facts – that we are people the same as anyone else, that we are not carriers of some contagious “perversion”, that we love and live much like anyone else and have a perfect right to do so.

And as for the false distinction everyone is intent on drawing between love and sexual activity – what is wrong with sex for the sake of it? It is a normal healthy appetite like any other which needs feeding like any other. Granted it’s nicer (we think) with someone you love, but it’s also fun with anyone who attracts you. Surely no-one still hangs on to the recrimination and guilt which has been woven about sex and has led so many people into either hypocrisy or frustration throughout their whole lives?

But there it is – the situation is clearly worsening for us; this present case is only another stage in the repression we suffer. Entrapment is increasing at a frightening rate – after arresting 120 guys in two cottages in the short space of two months in Harrow, protests where made and the local council warned the police off. But did this deter them? They are now doing much the same things on the same sort of scale in nearby Watford. Such instances are not special or isolated, but typical.

Our small ads column is still there, and will continue to be. With a little care on your part and ours we can steer a course round the law, or perhaps through it. Love may laugh at locksmiths – it also laughs at laws.

Gay News Emergency Editorial.