- Issue #54
- 24 pages
- 12-25 September 1974
- WHAT PRICE INNOCENCE?
- SWITCHBOARD STEPS UP SERVICE
- Consent at 14 proposed
- And after Malvern
- The 1st Lord Porn
- Gay ’30s
- Teachers’ dilemma
- Adventures of Super-Gay
- Editor: Denis Lemon
- News Editor: Michael Mason
- Reporter at Large: Jeff Grace
- Contributing Editor (Features): Roger Baker
- Research Editor: Rictor Norton
- Art Director: Jean-Claude Thevenin
- Art Assistant: Glen Platts
- Advertising/Circulation Manager: Stuart Patterson
- Circulation Assistant: Bernard Mears
- Subscriptions, Classified Ads: Maggie Donovan
Admin Assistant, Listings, and Box Replies: Catherine Hiscox
- Regular Contributors: Peter Burton, Denis Cohn, Barry Conley, Elizabeth Cornu, Brian Dax, Ian Dunn (Scottish Correspondent), Andy Dvosin (New York Correspondent), Iain Finlayson, Jackie Forster, Veronica Harvey, Mike Heberden, Carl Hill, Derek James, Howard Llewellyn (Cardiff & District Correspondent), Leo Madigen, ‘Merlin’, John Montgomery, John Riley, Kurt Schiller (Swedish Correspondent), David Seligman, Richard Thomson (Portsmouth & District Correspondent), and Pete Wicker.
- The paper, having been found not to be obscene by Bath magistrates has still be handed a legal bill for £1500 – about £13,500 now, allowing for inflation. Gay Switchboard is expanding its hours to cope with demand. CHE will be going to Sheffield in 1975, says Barry Jackson. Local newspapers in Slough and Portsmouth have refused adverts for LGBT+ support charities. Granada TV have made a documentary, Joe, about so-called aversion therapy, with CHE calling for it to be banned soon.
Reviews include Male Homosexuality: Their Problems and Adaptations by Martin Weinberg and Colin Williams; Let My People Come at the Regent; and Close Up by Cleo Laine.
- “In our last issue (GN53) we said that the magazine Jeffrey had folded. In fact it is Line-Up that has folded and not Jeffrey, which, the publishers assure us, continues in a health state (or as they put it – “Cheek of you. Jeffrey lives.“)
We apologize to Bluffridge, the publishers, and any Jeffrey readers who may have been inconvenienced by this error.
- Bums away – PLYMOUTH: You can bet your bottom new p that there were some red faces at the Plymouth Evening Argus recently. Because included in one of their articles was the following piece of information: “A complaint was lidged [their mistake] yesterday by sailors on board HMS Neasden, who complained that their bum ration had been cut short.”
We didn’t realise that our naval personnel were so adequately catered for! – page 20