Sing Out, Louise

Q: How many radical queer activists does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: Check your privilege



Pre-Stonewall Gay Bars FTW

The Swing Rendezvous was an underground club at 117 MacDougal. The Swing had a long wooden bar scored with more initials than a grade-school desk, vinyl platters playing on the PA, multicolored scrims shading the lightbulbs overhead, women of all shapes and sizes crowding the dance floor. The dancers wore Shalimar, Arpege, and L’Aimant. They slow-danced to Piaf, Judy Garland, and Streisand’s “Cry Me a River.”

- Kevin Cook