We’re profiling gay life, love and sex as they existed in the Carolinas in the 1970s and, with this piece from our archives, in the early 1990s in the days before the internet. This piece’s original author, current associate editor David Stout, shares some short retrospective thoughts on the piece below.
The world was a different place in 1993. Bill Clinton was president. North Carolina’s longtime U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms was still riding high on his waves of bigotry. Newt Gingrich and his Contract with America would soon turn the tide of American politics in 1994’s so-called Republican Revolution.