A few years ago I saw him in the Quad cinema on 13th street (it is a legit movie theater). He was sitting alone but met a guy outside who had been in the theater too. Obviously they were a couple. Sadly, he wouldn't sit with him in public.
Also, Kock was amazingly tall.
r7, Not quite a couple. The man he was seen around town with, and a few aisles away at the Quad, was his bodyguard.
Very interesting read. It's amazing how quickly we tend to forget the past in our attempt to rewrite history.
What about his long term lawyer practice partner, could they have been involved?
The article says Nathan was kicked out by Koch in 1977, moved to California, and later died of AIDS. When they broke up Ed was 53, Dick 39. Nathan died at 58.
When Ed Koch was in Congress, he worked with Bella Abzug to sponsor a nondescrimination bill to protect gays. He worked with National Gay Task Force leaders seeking equality legislation for gays, a first in this nation, though 40-plus years later, Congress still hasn't granted us equality.
Koch arranged for NGTF leaders to meet with President Jimmy Carter's special assistant Midge Costanza - the first White House meet-up with gay activists.
History will show that this closeted man was a pioneer in the march toward gay rights.