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When the City Truly Never Slept

When the City Truly Never Slept

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It was a time of sex, drugs, and disco. Early this month, a firecracker storyteller amused a decidedly jaw-dropped crowd with an X-rated exposition about 33 of her photos — black and white and color — that capture the spirit of that bygone era. Judi Jupiter took most of her shots, now […]

My Fractured Queer Family

My Fractured Queer Family

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | When “Falsettos,” a comic, sung-through musical tracing the tribulations of a fractious band of New Yorkers — many of them gay — landed on Broadway back in 1992, it was a heady time for LGBT rights. ACT UP was still in full-on warfare mode, desperately trying to draw attention to the shameful […]

Gay Art Goes Bigger

Gay Art Goes Bigger

BY KELSY CHAUVIN | It may seem hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a half-century since Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman hosted their first art exhibit. Little did they know that the gay art show mounted in their Prince Street loft in 1969 would lay the groundwork for a niche cultural institution that continues to […]

The Keeper

The Keeper

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | Most every morning throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, he walked into the very epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the heart of Greenwich Village. He was the head gardener of the many bulletin boards where a Help Wanted notice for a poodle stylist might jockey for position with a call for submissions to […]

Best of Gay City: Museum or Gallery

Best of Gay City: Museum or Gallery

BY PAUL SCHINDLER & MICHAEL SHIREY | The final round of the Best of Gay City Readers’ Choice Contest is complete and the winners are in. THE LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY & LESBIAN ART The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art was founded 27 years ago on Prince Street in Soho, and while there […]