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12 Years as Mayor, A Lifetime in the Closet

Andy Humm on Ed Koch.

by Anonymousreply 1202/05/2013

Thanks for the very interesting article.

by Anonymousreply 102/04/2013

No one in the mainstream media will say anything about him being gay.

by Anonymousreply 202/04/2013

They may not say it on tv, but at yesterday's parties many stores about Eddie were shared.

by Anonymousreply 302/04/2013

"No one in the mainstream media will say anything about him being gay."

The obit I read in the paper here in Flyoverland mentioned there were rumors about his sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 402/04/2013

Is there any evidence that he actually had sex with men?

by Anonymousreply 502/04/2013

There is NO PROOF he way gay, just circumstances and your imagination. If he said he was gay, then I'd believe it. He did not, and no one ever said they a gay relationship with him!

by Anonymousreply 602/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 702/04/2013

r7, Not quite a couple. The man he was seen around town with, and a few aisles away at the Quad, was his bodyguard.

by Anonymousreply 802/04/2013

Very interesting read. It's amazing how quickly we tend to forget the past in our attempt to rewrite history.

by Anonymousreply 902/04/2013

What about his long term lawyer practice partner, could they have been involved?

by Anonymousreply 1002/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1102/05/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1202/05/2013
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