Coming Out

Posted On Nov 15 2013 by

I came out at the 9th Circle in the fall of 1977. I was a Freshman at Pratt and a friend from school got me out of the closet. He didn’t have to work too hard. Our first stop was 9th Circle. I remember being terrified and thrilled at the same time. Unfortunately, although I’m sure I knew that I was at home there, I never had much fun at places like that. I remember the downstairs bar because I was a twink and that’s where we congregated. The place was gritty and smokey. Disco blared. Within a few months …


How I Met Cisco

Posted On Jul 9 2013 by

September 1993 was a very active month in a very busy year. That month I had gone camping with friends at Hillside a gay campsite in Gibson PA and had a great time. I was also working for Boscov’s department store in their Ports of the World Outlet in Philadelphia as a Visual Merchandising manager. So many things were happening I didn’t know if I was coming or going. After I got back from Hillside I got a call from a Visual Manager in Voorhees NJ at JCPenney in the Echelon Mall for another higher paying job opportunity and I …