Queer Nation Pool Party
seen on The Closet Case Show
Manhattan Cable Public Access [1990]

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Here's a clip from July, 1990. Queer Nation had a pool party on a lovely summer evening, atop some midtown Manhattan hotel. The hotel remains unnamed because the management was not exactly clued in on the proceedings. Some friendly employees with keys let their Queer Nation pals in after the pool was officially closed to the hotel guests, many of whom would have been nervous to learn that a bunch of gay boys had frolicked in their tub. This was 1990, after all, when midwesterners were still afraid to shake hands with gay boys.

The New York gay cognoscenti will recognize quite a few gay celebrities at this festive event, including a well-known photographer, an ACT UP activist/educator, and quite a few magazine writers.

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