The gay scene some fifty years ago
There was a story the movie theatre that there was gay s** going on. There was also a story that after closing there was a showing of gay movies on the big screen, by invitation only. That was the story.
At a party hosted by a banker I told him about these stories. He laughed. A week later he called me up and wanted to know if I was interested, since I had brought it up. He got me the invitation. A black and white vintage no sound movie of a butcher and the young clerk at the grocery store. It appeared to be a low budget film, but it was filmed like that on purpose, in Poland.
The ushers were available to sit with you, for a tip. A hand job or a b******. Anything else you arranged after you left the theatre. The film was erotic beyond anything I'd seen. The usher leaned back while I jerked him off.
In this town where I was stuck I found the best gay club one can imagine. Parties, fishing camps, back door apartments. I have to say, it was the best of times, while everyone stayed in the closet.