Houston Gay Liberation Front
A Short-Lived Houston Gay Socialist Organization

below, from Gay Pride Guide 1980

They 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 in
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)
. The pages
referring to Houston are as follows.



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John Burnside, David Thorstad, and Harry Hay

The Nuntius 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.

February 1971

March 1971

 

April 1971

 

 

no mention after this issue if they ever went to Cuba

June 1971

below, unclear where in Texas these GLF members were from

Around this time the group became known as Gay Liberation Houston
instead of the Gay Liberation Front, not sure of this evolution

November 1971

December 1971

these ads were run through at least August 1972,
had stopped by October...so is this when it ended?

  

1973

Below, unsure if the Austin Gay Liberation group was tied to the other groups above