Houston Gay Liberation Front
A Short-Lived Houston Gay Socialist Organization
(in mid 1971 the "Front" was dropped from the name)

above button likely from NYC

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 ultra-leftism 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.

Click for complete document

John Burnside, David Thorstad, and Harry Hay

See June 1970 Chronicle article on Homosexual Civil Rights,
not Houston specific, but mentions GLF and GAA

The Nuntius was the only Houston gay publication of the early 1970s,
and for a few months--February through November 1971--
it gave considerable coverage to the GLF.

But ALSO see THIS LINK for the underground paper Space City
for alternative coverage of GLF during this time

The Nuntius

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


above, circa 70-71
below, July 1971


Around this time (in August or September) the group became known as
Gay Liberation Houston
instead of the Gay Liberation Front, not sure of this evolution,
as I have not seen issues of Nuntius for August & September

October 1971

November 1971

December 1971

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



Below a 1970 article

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

and this.....

The Rise and Fall of the GLF
John Lauritson, 2019

below 2015 Facebook discussion of the Houston GLF