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Street Walkin'
by Sukie de la Croix

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I'm really, really, pissed at the moment. I mean, seriously pissed. I've just read that Jamie-Lynn DiScala, who played Meadow Soprano, daughter of Tony in the mob hit series, is set to play former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss in a movie tentatively titled Going Down: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss.'

I'm sure that Ms. DiScala will do a good job, but let's face it … Heidi Fleiss!! Obviously that was my part. I'm living her life anyway i.e. I have a charismatic personality and I'm surrounded by whores. I can't believe they didn't phone me.


Brighton, in England, is having a Monopoly board based on the streets in their city, only with a gay twist. Madeira Drive will be featured as the location where Brighton's Gay Pride Parade kicks off every year.

This is thought to be the first time a gay event has appeared on a 'family' board game. Next we'll see a lesbian character in Clue.

'Was it Miss Lesbos with a double-headed dildo in the Womyn's Library?'


Reuters reports that at the El Rodeo jail west of Caracas, Venezuela, four inmates demanding to be transferred to another jail have protested by sewing their lips together.

What a great cure for ranting homophobes! OK, so it would limit their freedom of speech, but they'd still have freedom of thought and they'd still be able to write things down, but at least we wouldn't have to listen to their whiny little voices. I'm not talking about forcibly holding homophobes down and doing a botched sewing job … no, no, no …

… I'm talking about giving them a sedative first—maybe a baseball bat to the back of the skull—and while they're unconscious, getting a high -quality seamstress to do an attractive sewing job with a variety of sewing stitches. for the basic stitches.

I realize there will be some side effects to sewing the lips of homophobes together e.g. they won't be able to eat. But that's OK because we can just shove a Big Mac up their nose every few days … they're healthy and nutritious, it says so on MacDonald's Web site.


What a pathetic, sad little man Monsignor Edmund Whalen is for throwing two gay men out of the St. Benedict's church choir in New York just because their Canadian marriage had been reported in several newspapers.

One of the men had been singing in the choir for 32 years. These two men had given all their time and talents to the church, and this is how they are repaid!!!

So the Monsignor gets a pious satisfaction—pleasure even—out of persecuting other people. He should be ashamed of himself.


Reuters reports that, 'Afghan movie 'Osama' by director Siddiq Barmak won the top prize Sunday at Montreal's New Movie and New Media Festival. The film was one of the first features produced in Afghanistan and nominated since the fall of the Taliban.'

These filmmakers have no sense of humor. If I was making the movie, it would be called 'Osama, Queen of the Desert,' and it would feature bin Laden as an evil bitch in charge of a busload of drag queens with names like Alicia Queda. The movie would be about the hilarious adventures of Osama and the 'girls' schlepping around Afghanistan in heels BJ'ing members of the Taliban.

Chicago Whispers

Part 5 of the Chicago Gay Crusader series.

The New Orleans fire fund …

On June 24, 1973, the deadliest fire in New Orleans history occurred at the Upstairs Lounge gay bar at Iberville and Chartres Sts. Thirty-two people died in the fire and many more were injured. The August 1973 issue of the Chicago Gay Crusader reported on the local fundraisers and benefits to help the victims of the New Orleans fire. The headline read: CHICAGO GAYS MOBILIZE TO AID FIRE VICTIMS.

A benefit was held at the Up North Lounge & Restaurant at 6244 N. Western Ave., on Sept. 8, 1973. The $2 cover went to the New Orleans Memorial Fund, also half the price of every drink served, and the employees donated their wages. The Trip at 27 E. Ohio St. sponsored a raffle Aug. 18 for the fire victims.

Another benefit dance organized by the Chicago Chapter of the Fire Victim's Fund, was held Sept. 14, 1973, at The Post, 1720 N. Cleveland Ave. Tickets are $2.50 at the door. Music is provided by The Memory Bank.

Religion …

An open meeting of the Unitarian-Universalist Gay Caucus was held Friday, Aug. 17, 1973, in the Second Unitarian Church at 656 W. Barry Ave.

Sports …

Joe and Mandy tell readers of the Chicago Gay Crusader that they are starting up a Gay Bowling Team.

Bars …

Thursday nights at the Wooden Barrell Pub at 2326 N. Clark St. was popular for its Dating Game.

After 23 present and former policemen at the Chicago Avenue (18th) District were put on trial for shaking down bars, the paper reports that the Town Hall (19th) District will be the next target for federal investigators.

Mr. & Miss David Contest …

Sponsored by David magazine, the contest was held in New York over the weekend of Aug. 12, 1973.

Mr. David contestants from Chicago included Wayne Berger (Larry's bookstore), Paul Perry (Gold Coast), Roy Radtke (Knight Out), Larry Smith (Coming Out Pub), Tony Lewis and Ricky Ricardo (David's Place), Terry Hunter (Up North), and Bill Holmes (Saugatuck Motor Lodges).

Miss David contestants from Chicago were Ebony and Artesia Welles (David's Place) and Dennis (Saugatuck Motor Lodges). Baby find …

While out cruising in Lincoln Park north lagoon, Rick Franklin, a 'handsome record salesman,' rescued an abandoned baby boy, only a few days old, from the water's edge.

Theater arrests …

The Chicago Gay Crusader reported that arrests at the Monroe Theater were up, mainly due to the efforts of police officers Tony LoBue and Marc Davilo; two notorious homophobes of the period.

South Side Churchman …

On July 16, 1973, the Rev. Clarence Cobbs, founder of the First Church of Deliverance at 4315 S. Wabash, was honored by Mayor Daley, Lt. Gov. Neil Hartigan, and other officials at a luncheon in his honor. This mostly Black church welcomed gays for years. Trans-issues …

A new group for transvestites and transsexuals called the Chicago Transvestite Association formed.

Drag …

Entertainer of the month was Lotta Love (Larry out of drag). He performed at the Baton. Love was born in Haiti, but had lived in the

U.S. since he was seven. In school, Love belonged to two gangs, but gave up that life to become a ballet instructor, then a go-go boy, before throwing on a dress and working at the Baton.

Church picnic …

The Good Shepherd Parish of the Metropolitan Community Church held its 4th annual picnic in Lincoln Park Aug. 18, 1973, just north of Montrose harbor.

The Law …

In his column Law and the Homosexual, Paul Goldman answers a reader's question:

Dear Attorney Goldman:

I was arrested and given a series of questions to answer, including where I work. I am a teacher but told the policeman I was a salesman. Is that perjury, and could I be prosecuted? What are the questions I should answer? — Robert L.

ANSWER: Perjury presupposes lying under oath, and since you were not sworn to tell the truth there is no offense, and you cannot be punished. All you should reveal is your name, address, and social security number.


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