Equal Rights should not be a luxury where only certain people benefit or represent it. In this video you see the beauty of support in coming home to love ones that share the same common thing. Love. Love has no gender, no gender should decide who to love. Homecoming, Courtesy of mikebuonaiuto. Thank You.
The Roxy nightclub in New York City founded in 1978 as a roller skating rink, roller disco by Steve Bauman, Richard Newhouse, and Steve Greenberg. The Roxy was located at 515 West 18th Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. During the late 1970′s thru the mid 1980′s, The Roxy housed many different theme nights. In that time, The Roxy hosted a party for the 1980 U.S.A. Olympic gold medal Ice Hockey winners. By 1981 the format of the club was changing from a roller skating rink/roller disco and catering more to the Hip Hop music that was taking hold [...]
We first would like to thank The Leather Archives & Museum for preserving our LGBTQIA history. Here we have a little history of LA&M and a Leather Archives & Museum 20th anniversary pin that was contributed to BiTG from LA&M. Thank you guys! The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to Leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains published books, magazines, scholarly publications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic [...]
It appears that there are just a hand full of people who remembers that magnificent time back in the 80s. Though the neighborhood looks the same. Names of places have changed. Equus is now I-Candy. The Kesmon Hotel is now the Alexander Inn,Key West is closed and my favorite place of all Kurtz is long gone. Going to Cheap Art cafe after the clubs closed on 12th Street and watching all the goings on while eating your meal. Okay the place wasn’t that clean but the action outside was a show in its own! It was a place to go [...]
From the BitG vault we have for your eyes to savor an authentic Spike NYC fourth Anniversary button dating back to 1976. This pin comes to us from the estate of Guy Owen Dolen and donated to BackintheGays by Chris Riley. Thank you Spike 4th anniversary pin.
Guy Owen Dolen (1929-2010) was an artist and designer of jewelry and fetish wear whose creations were influential in the NYC leather community from the 1960s to the 2000s. His designs were seen in fashion magazines as well as national fetish publications. A fixture at leather fetish markets and street festivals like Folsom Street East, he worked in nickel, silver, and leather. Guy’s tribal and Gothic/industrial style are continued by his partner and soul mate Chris Riley. Here we have a perfect example of his works. This is a pin that was created by Guy for the employees of the [...]
on a clear bright sunday morning on may 5, 1985, i moved from hoboken back to manhattan, after a tough breakup with my partner, george. i was 21. i was going to be roommates with my pal, jeff, who had a huge rent-controlled apartment in the west village. . my old college roommate, fred, was moving that day too, from brooklyn back to manhattan–a few blocks west of my new home. steve, the fellow i was dating, volunteered to help with our moves that day, driving the truck from u-haul and trudging up with us to the third floor walk-ups [...]