April 21, 1966: NYC Gay Rights Activist Stage “Sip-In” Protesting Refusal To Serve Homosexuals

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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5 Responses

  1. TJ says:

    The small grill STILL makes one helluva cheeseburger.

  2. Ron says:

    “Patrons Must Face the Bar While Drinking,” an instruction used to thwart cruising. (They enforced that rule well into the 1980’s) – No they didn’t That’s crazy.

  3. Agreed! It was one of the weirdest rules at Julius. Considering that you could sit at tables in the back and finger fuck all you wanted unless you got called out by Fred Lutz,Sr., the owner; or his son who were, imho, pretty pitiable self-hating internalized homophobes! They both were notorious for getting young hustlers drunk in their upstairs apartment above Julius in the 70s -90s while harassing them downstairs in the bar and outside on West 10th Street.

    As for their cheeseburgers, it really depended upon the grill cook and just how old the grease was! But they’re still better than McDonald’s or other franchise crap! Of course, my opinion may be influenced by alcohol?

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