Boog City 64: Gay Pride Issue 2010

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Boog City 64: Gay Pride Issue 2010

A quick thanks to all of our editors and their contributors for acting so quickly and to alter their sections on a dime to enable us to get out this solid Gay Pride issue. I’m real grateful.

featuring:***On the Cover***

There’s a Riot Going On: Martin Boyce Remembers Stonewall and Gay Life Before AIDS, interview by Nathaniel Siegel

**And from our poetry section, edited by Joanna Fuhrman**
(excerpt below)

—Fort Greene, Brooklyn’s Julian Brolaski
with Sea Aloe Song
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy.
-Shakespeare, Sonnet 8.2

Stellar sea cows, svelte manatees embrace
And lob their salty aloes each to each
While we graze greenly on the filtered rays
Fanned from their froth.  I beg for you to teach
Me all the ways the Romans fucked, and how
Juventius, with honeyed eyes, would sit
In Catulle’s lap, and lick his salty brow.


fools act so hard

what, for a fool to act so hard
saying no they will go get the wine
leaving notes around like
“let cash be earned while you’re sleeping or cruising”

—Huntington, N.Y.’s Ana Božičević
with Live a Little
Turn the music on, any music.
We’re doing this like a school play.
First, you’re born in a position of looseness: everyone, stand in the same position!
Hands down your sides, head-loll round:
that’s how you do “you.” OK, next, “religion”—
What’s the basis of this one? Rigidity.

—Chelsea’s Bill Kushner
with Lili Marlene

These streets, these rooms, these soldiers.
One guy plays from a dusty accordion, what
a gloomy old place.  No one dances.  I sit
on a bench.  In a moment, I will ask him,
Gunther, to dance with me.  There are no
women left for us, so why not dance, he and
I together, to Lili Marlene?



Mason, of course, drops to his knees, while
Kurt, of course, mutters something about never
all while standing on one leg like a pink flamingo
looking for love online.  Does he have a huge thingo
for Mr. Postman, or is it hey hey just us?  Looking
like the cat that just swallowed the canary, Kevin,
you know him, comes in and comes in and comes in.

**the re-launch of our small press section, now headed by Douglas Manson**

“The idea that a gay book is not just a keyhole into the hidden world of queerness, but a keyhole into the hidden world of men, is something that I have wanted in gay writing ever since I was a kid.” from The Keyhole or the Gate: Rainbow Book Fair Organizer Perry Brass on The Queer Lit Expansion; Straw Gate Books

**from our printed matter section, edited by Arlo Quint**

—”The poems of The Tolerance Project swerve from meta-chat on violence and feminism and gay dogs, to fragments in a Big-Brother manual discussing the necessary containment of hope.” from The Tolerance Project Redefines M.F.A. by Ana Božičević

**”It was … a great surprise to find that the bar patrons, Village Voice reporters, and even the cop who led the charge could speak about the dramatic unfolding of events in such vivid, heartfelt terms, as if those nights of 1969 were yesterday.” from Beyond Drag-Queen Heroics: New Documentary Expands Perceptions of Stonewall Riots by Stephanie Gray

**Art editor Cora Lambert brings us work from
Red Hook, Brooklyn’s Sophia Wallace.**

**From our music section, Urban Folk,
edited by Jonathan Berger**


Like many a hip hop album, Soce, the Elemental Wizard’s Master of Fine Arts has a storyline running through it. Like most rappers, Soce tries to keep it real, so what kind of adventures does the New Hampshire native relate? Read on.” from When Strikes the Wizard: Gay Hip-Hopper Hurls His Hits; Master of Fine Arts, reviewed by Berger

**And thanks to our new copy chief, Lauren Russell**


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small press editor Douglas Manson

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Query our art editor, Cora Lambert,


3,000 copies of this issue of Boog City are distributed among, and
available for free at, the following locations:


East Village
Sunshine Theater * 143 E. Houston St.  (bet. 1st & 2nd Avenues)
Bluestockings * 172 Allen St.  (bet. Stanton & Rivington sts.)
Pianos * 158 Ludlow St.  (bet. Stanton and Rivington sts.)
Living Room * 154 Ludlow St.  (bet. Stanton and Rivington sts.)
Cake Shop * 152 Ludlow  St. (bet. Stanton and Rivington sts.)
Bowery Poetry Club * 308 Bowery  (bet. Houston & Bleecker sts.)
Think Coffee * 1 Bleecker St. (@ Bowery)
Trash and Vaudeville (upstairs) * 4 St. Mark’s Pl.  (bet. 2nd & 3rd aves.)
Mission Café * 82 Second Ave.  (bet. E. 4th & E. 5th sts.)
Anthology Film Archives * 32 Second Ave.  (bet. E. 1st & E. 2nd sts.)

The Urge Bar * 33 2nd Ave. (bet E. 1st and E. 2nd sts.)

Sidewalk Café * 94 Avenue A  (bet. E. 6th & E. 7th sts.)

Eastern Bloc * 505 East 6th St. (bet. aves. A and B)

Nuyorican Poets Café *  236 E. 3rd St.  (bet. Avenues B & C)
Lakeside Lounge * 162 Avenue B  (bet. E. 10th & E. 11th sts.)
Life Café * 343 E. 10th St.  (bet. Avenues A & B)
St. Mark’s Books * 31 Third Ave.  (bet. St. Mark’s Pl. & E. 9th St.)
St. Mark’s Church * 131 E.10th St.  (bet. 2nd & 3rd aves.)

Lower Manhattan
Acme Underground * 9 Great Jones St.  (bet. Broadway & Lafayette St.)
Shakespeare & Co. * 716 Broadway  (bet. Waverly & Astor places)
Other Music * 15 E. 4th St.  (bet. Broadway & Lafayette St.)
Angelika Film Center * 18 W. Houston St.  (bet. Broadway & Mercer St.)
Think Coffee * 248 Mercer St.  (bet. W. 4th and W. 3rd sts.)
Mercer Street Books * 206 Mercer St.  (bet. Bleecker & Houston sts.)
Housing Works Cafe 126 Crosby St. (East Houston & Prince sts.)
McNally Jackson * 52 Prince St. (bet. Mulberry & Lafayette sts.)

Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation * 26 Wooster St. (bet. Grand and Canal sts.)
The Film Forum * 209 West Houston St. (bet. 6th Ave. and Varick St.)
Stonewall Inn * 53 Christopher St. (7th Ave. South and Waverly Pl.)
The Monster * 80 Grove St. (W. 4th and Waverly St.)
Julius Bar * 159 W. 10th St. (bet. Waverly Place and 7th Ave. South)
Cubby Hole * 281 W. 12th St. (bet. W. 4th St. and Greenwich Ave)
Rainbows and Triangles * 192 Eighth Ave. (bet. W. 19th and W. 20th sts)
East of Eighth * 254 W. 23rd St. (bet. 7th and 8th aves)

Hotel Chelsea * 222 W. 23rd St.  (bet. 7th & 8th aves.)


Thai Café * 925 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Kent St. & Greenpoint Ave.)
Matchless * 557 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Nassau and Driggs aves.)

Enid’s * 560 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Nassau and Driggs aves.)

Champion Coffee * 1108 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Clay & DuPont sts.)

Sideshow Gallery * 319 Bedford Ave.  (bet. S. 2nd & S. 3rd sts.)
Supercore Café * 305 Bedford Ave.  (bet. S. 1st & S. 2nd sts.)
Spoonbill & Sugartown * 218 Bedford Ave.  (bet. N. 4th & N. 5th sts.)
Bliss Café * 191 Bedford Ave.  (bet. N. 6th & N. 7th sts.)
Spike Hill * 184 Bedford Ave.  (bet. N. 6th & N. 7th sts.)
Soundfix/Fix Cafe * 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.)

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W. 28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
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