Living with Ken gave me my first taste of domesticity and a conventional social life since moving to New York. When two guys became involved in a couple relationship, even when sharing a living space, their training to be the primary or more powerful or responsible partner in a couple relationship didn't fit this equation. Politics or otherwise, that's what makes the biggest difference. It was called Milano's, and was across from Verdi Square near the northeast corner of Amsterdam and 72 nd. Later on I don't remember any sign-in bullshit at the door, but maybe they didn't do it on week nights. Men and boys of all ages were letting it grow long, longer and shoulder length
Straights were loving it. There were complaints then about the interracial relationship. The audience was rumbling, and some people started calling for him to sit down, and very quickly most of the audience was shouting for him to shut up. The aftermath of the King assassination began immediately in an outpouring of black fury and sorrow that set Detroit ablaze again — and Boston, Chicago and over one hundred more towns and cities. It's one hell of a lot grit and defiance and soaring passion packed into slightly over two minutes.
I'm not sure we could dance together without harrassment. What I saw at that point was a bunch of young gay, wannabe radical Leftists so desperate to play with the Big Guys that they would bribe some of the worst of the homophobes for a space in the playground. Murphy had a long record as a juvenile offender. It's hard enough keeping all bars up to date in the downtown directory Short rise, hip-hugging pants with no side pockets, which were so tight it looked like they were being eaten by your butthole, were a part of the scene.
I have not seen Verge, where do you get it? It's reviewer wrote, " And it sucked big time. Upon his death a brief, antiseptic obituary appeared in the March 2, New York Times , describing him as a "gay leader. I was at work when I heard the news, everyone was so shocked it was as if the building itself was holding its breath. She was also wearing jewelry and, I think, maybe a headband in her hair.