“With the gentrification of Chelsea came trouble. Gay witchhunts abound. There have been unprovoked attacks on gay males by bands of white teenagers, with robbery almost an afterthought”
Originally published November 26, 1980
“Evidence in Knight’s apartment indicated that he moved in three worlds: the world of wealth and comfort to which he was born, the creative world of artists and writers, and the underworld of teenage hustlers. He kept the worlds separate”
Originally published January 26, 1976
Three killings have been linked to showings of 'The Warriors' during the first week of its release.
“They don't come here looking for trouble, but they see this movie and it ends up trouble”
Originally published March 5, 1979
“Once gay power was a joyous cry in this town. Then the thrust toward radicalism died. The stuffed-shirt gay politico appeared. Lethargy set in”
Originally published December 11, 1978
Coming out is a beginning. Marching to Sheep Meadow is a beginning. Dancing our way to liberation is a beginning. But only a part of it.
Originally published July 1, 1971
"Mike's three big Christopher Street operations are Christopher's End, when it's open, the Studio Book Store, and Gay Dogs. Mike calls himself a gay catalyst and flesh peddler. He deals in boy-boy sex"
Originally published July 22, 1971
“William Friedkin, his crew, and his star, Al Pacino, invaded Jones Street August 10. Residents on the block hadn’t received prior notification. Nor had they been asked how they felt about ‘Cruising’ being shot on their block.”
Originally published September 3, 1979
"Gallo and company had been to the Copacabana earlier for Don Rickles's opening and to celebrate Joey's 43rd birthday. About 4 a.m. they hopped into Joey's 1971 Cadillac and drove to Little Italy for an early morning snack...."
Originally published April 13, 1972
"Televisions blare from every room in the Chateau Marmont. Reagan's in surgery... Jim Brady's near death... Dan Rather's in tears. The country's gone crazy. The world's about to collapse... And the Oscars have been postponed until tomorrow."
February 8, 2020
On the scene of a dog day afternoon in Queens
Originally published August 31, 1972