Ann Street Bookstore, the Bull Pen in the Financial District

...  Little Street in the Financial District of New York City Named Ann.. Created in 1728, named after Ann White the wife of developer and Merchant Thomas White. 21 Ann Street was one of the most active gay, straight, voyeur Adult bookstore in the 1970, 1980s, 1990s and into the Millennium. And to think it was just a few short blocks from both World Trade Center and the Historic South Street Seaport. Ann Street Bookstore also had the basement which was Bull Pen a buddy booth style cruise area of the bookstore till 1996, then moved upstairs. ...

Attention Coco-Puffs!! Coco Peru Is Speaking

Cardinal Spellman High School in Da Bronx nYc…. Go Fuck Yourself via Coco Peru and Back In The Gays Approved!! When Coco Peru receives an off color homophobic news-letter from her former high school, Cardinal Spellman High, she won’t go down quietly! Subscribe to my channel for more Coco videos! This video was created with love (and a pinch of fiery conviction) by… Directed by: Garrett Watts  – Produced By: Michael Warwick These incredible GLBT Icons/activists seen in the video are listed below in order of appearance: Audra Lorde (Writer/Activist) James Dean (Actor) Sal Mineo (Actor) “Weekend” (Andrew Haigh’s 2011 [...]

Vintage Drag From the Showroom to the Ballroom

A Collection of videos put together to Showcase the Drag Talent of Yesteryear while playing Primadonna Supermodel Remix. This vintage footage features: Jack Doroshow (Mother Flawless Sabrina) Crystal Labeija Miss Alfonso from Chicago Rachel Harlow Dorian Wayne to name a few. Ultra Rare Video clips include scenes from the Pre-Stonewall 1950’s and 1960’s from the movie Queens at Heart 1967, The Queen 1968 and The Drag Show Video ‪Vérité‬” 2006. Videos like this are a little taste of what is being played in the background at the House Of Visual Showroom in The South Bronx nYc. Make An Appointment 347-265-5853 [...]

How I Met Cisco

...  and Rick showed up and we hung out drank and was merry until two AM when the place closed. So after that we went to the Midtown 2 diner across from Jefferson Hospital on 11th street. We ate and talked till the wee hours of the morning. Rick suggested to Scott and myself that he was going up to Manhattan to visit his boyfriend Ray and that we should go and hang out. We thought that sounds better than hanging in Philly and planned to meet that night at the Bike Stop and travel with Rick to New York [...]

1984 Roxy NYC World Breakdance Championship Swatch Keith Haring T-Shirt

Swatch 1984 Keith Haring Roxy Breakdance Competition t-shirt.

...  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 ...

The Spike nYc Employee Pin Made by Guy Owen Dolen RIP 1929-2010

...  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 Spike New York City for the holidays and contributed to BiTG by his husband, our family [...]

Happy HoliGays 2011 From BackintheGays, Rupaul and the Gang

...  Ball. Before RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag U there was this holiday special. Originally aired in the United Kingdom and brought to us by World of Wonder, this Holiday Variety Show is sure to get you in the Spirit this year. Starring in Ru’s Christmas Ball is: Elton John Boy George Latoya Jackson Eartha Kitt Fred Schneider Taylor Dayne Little Richard Berlinda Carlisle Also appearing is: Nirvana with Kurt Cobain En Vogue The show wouldn’t be complete without the Naughty New York City Club Kid Elves, starring: Billy Beyond Flloyd Chambers Lauren Ezersky Laura Kightlinger Keith Levy (Sherry Vine) [...]