At the heart of this chapter are two aspects of human identity that are rarely joined together: homosexuality and ageing. In the earlier discussion of the gay scene, and from time to time in other chapters, I have shown that a powerful public narrative exists that portrays homosexuality in terms of youthfulness and young bodies. And for this reason, being gay is rarely associated with growing old or being old. Jeffrey Weeks was one of the first scholars to discuss the story of age segregation and ageing in the gay milieu. Writing in the early s, he related how old gay men were invisible because the focus of the gay milieu was on youthfulness. Unable to display preview.
I wake up early. There is a message from R. We went on a date once, when I lived in his city a couple years ago; we hooked up once last year when he came to New York; and now we have a semi-regular, slow-moving exchange. Suddenly it becomes very important to get specific groceries from a store in Queens. I send a message to R. Drunk enough to go to bed. I am pretty sure I did not exchange actual, out-loud words with anyone today.
The Surprise Party A story about a party I went to with a friend Story of being pick up on the road one night then coerced into submission and manipulated into becoming a willing slave to a demanding Master and his friends Newly legal, I"m taken to a club to experience all the gay scene has to offer. Hot men, hot sex, and warm cum abound When the noise level went up and it got harder to hear each other, Frazer would lean close to me to talk, putting his arm around me and his hand on my opposite hip when he did.
In the last apartment they are likely ever to live in together, Kenneth Leedom and Peter Cott were talking about eros and the public life of New York — which is to say, sex on a moving subway train. Leedom is 88; Mr. Cott is And I think it cost a nickel to get in in those days.