American History Bowery Boys Bookshelf

‘An Open Secret’: A gay life in Jazz Age Chicago

Robert Allerton lived without a care thanks to his family’s Gilded Age fortune, built from the stockyards of Chicago’s meat processing district. As a young man, Allerton used his inherited wealth to maintain the family estate near Monticello, Illinois, cultivating a garden escape where he could be left to his own devices. And then, in […]

It's Showtime Long Island Podcasts

The Very Gay History of Fire Island

How did one particular summer settlement on Fire Island become a ‘safe haven’ for gay men and lesbians almost ninety years ago, decades before the uprising at Stonewall Inn? This is the third and final part of the Bowery Boys Road Trip to Long Island. (Check out the first part on Gatsby and the Gold […]


Join the Fun: Gay Bars That Are Gone PRIDE Edition Virtual Tour

This Thursday (June 10, 2021) — we have a very unique experience that you’re not going to want to miss. And you can do it from your own home. Gay history. Nightlife history. New York City history. Join tour leaders Michael Ryan & Kyle Supley on a virtual walk through some of New York’s most […]