Charles Kaiser, author of The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in Americawrote that in the era after World War II"New York City became the literal gay metropolis for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from both within and without the United States: the place they chose to learn how to live openly, honestly and without shame.By Andrew Collins.It was opened in and originally owned and operated by a Staten Island native, Jerry Poyntz His version of a beer garden came from his Aunt Lil.We are not mussel marys or into leather or bondage places etc but anything after that is grand!!We are not mussel marys or into leather or bondage places etc but anything after that is grand!!
Navigating New York City's gay nightlife scene can become a part time job.
A silver-haired woman follows closely.Search results are sorted by a combination of factors to give you a set of choices in response to your search criteria.While their significance is often underestimated or dismissed by heterosexual society, bars and other establishments played a pivotal role throughout the 20th century — but particularly in the pre-Stonewall era — as centers for LGBT activism and community.