Gay Liberation Front
A Short-Lived Houston Gay Socialist Organization
(in mid 1971 the "Front" was dropped from the
above button likely from
from Gay Pride Guide 1980
were active enough in 1972 to send out surveys to Texas State
elected politicians asking their views on homosexuality. Founded in
1970, by 1972
they dropped the "Front" from their title to "avoid the
ultraleftism that went along
with the GLF activities and structure."
Highlights of these papers are courtesy of GCAM and have been consolidated
this PDF file
Also I found their statement of purpose,
from papers by David Thorstad
who would later form North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).
referring to Houston are as follows.
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Burnside, David Thorstad, and Harry Hay
1970 Chronicle article on Homosexual Civil Rights,
not Houston specific, but mentions GLF and GAA
was the only Houston gay publication of the early 1970s,
and for a few months--February through April 1971--it gave considerable
coverage to the GLF.
after this issue if they ever went to Cuba
unclear where in Texas these GLF members were from
this time the group became known as Gay Liberation Houston
instead of the Gay Liberation Front, not sure of this evolution
ads were run through at least August 1972,
had stopped by October...so is this when it ended?
unsure if the Austin Gay Liberation group was tied to the other groups
Rise and Fall of the GLF
John Lauritson, 2019