Gay Gotham: When the Big Apple Was Pink, Not Red

Written by | Books, Entertainment

This intimate look inside a century of gay counterculture is riveting, and even in 2016 feels like learning the scandalous truth behind often whispered about secrets.

Image Courtesy Rizzoli

Image Courtesy Rizzoli

By Donald Albrecht with Stephen Vider | Skira Rizzoli; $65

Even those who think they understand how revolutionary ideas make their way from the LGBT underground to the mainstream will find surprises as Gay Gotham brings to light the cliques and creations of a complex subculture. Along the way, readers encounter a catalogue of timeless tastemakers, including Mae West, Leonard Bernstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Gertrude Stein.

Last modified: August 22, 2017