Sidney Brinkley, “The Bottom Line, ” Blacklight 1, number 2 (1979): 2. ?

“Cliques, ” Blacklight, December–January 1980–81, 5. ?

The Washington Blade reported in July 1978 that six homosexual males was indeed murdered since January of this exact same 12 months. The males had been reported to have frequented pubs in DC’s “hustler part near 13th and New York Ave. ” Lou Romano, “D.C. Police Report boost in Murder of Gays, ” Washington Blade, July 1978, 5. ?

In their essay “Without Comment, ” Essex Hemphill describes the Brass Rail as “the raunchy Ebony homosexual club” that “was bulging out of its jockstrap. Drag queens ruled, B-boys chased giddy government employees, fast-talking hustlers worked a floor, while sugar daddies panted for attention when you look at the shadows, providing free products and cash to virtually any friendly trade. ” Essex Hemphill, “Without Comment, ” in Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry (Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press, 2000), 75. ?

Sandra G. Boodman, “AIDS Message Misses Numerous Blacks, Hispanics, ” Washington Post, May 31, 1987. ?

On November 21, 1978, the newly formed DC Coalition of Ebony Gays sponsored a forum on racism within the community that is gay. One of several problems mentioned in the forum had been racism into the white-dominated media that are gay. Continue reading