on January 30, 2013
The author has done yeoman's work compiling images of bars, matchbook covers, and other ephemera from gay bars, restaurants, nightclubs, saunas and other parts of gay neighborhoods. If you have similar memorabilia and don't see it in this book, you might want to donate it to the GLBT Historical Society.
Thanks for recording and disseminating our history!
on January 8, 2013
this is just a little book of the gay neighborhoods from the 1960s and 1970s. before my time, but a real peak into how we lived in the past. i see everyone looking like each other with tight jeans and un-muscled chests and skinny long haired guys all with mustaches. the look was real in in the 70s. i have read about it for years in magazines like After Dark and Mandate, that gays had a cloned image then, that we no longer all use. but identity started somewhere around that time and place in San Francisco and New York in little neighborhoods over run with guys and their dreams of freedom and love. these snapshots bring back to my mind the early days of the gay movement and how far we have come from our ghettos into the world. i still love the look of the hippies with a leather man at a bus stop...those pre AIDS days must have been wild. i am lucky to have lived through my own learning years into maturity.
on August 17, 2008
Donald F. Reuter is a gifted writer and a very talented illustrator. Always with his pulse on gay America Mr. Reuter has hit another home run with "Greetings from the Gayborhood". For those of us who lived through these changes in neighborhoods, it's a walk down memory lane. For those who are currently experiencing them, it's a valuable, historical look at the important role gay culture has played in the changing landscape of America. This is a must have for every gay American, or anyone interested in pop culture.