Tag Archives: Ed Koch

NEW YORK: ACT UP Crashes Ceremony Honoring Home Of Closet Case Ed Koch

Members of ACT UP yesterday crashed the ceremony to announce that the home of late New York City mayor and closet case Ed Koch is being named a historical landmark. That apartment building, NOT incidentally, is also the home of Larry Kramer.

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Tweet Of The Day – Karl Frisch

No @JoeLhota4Mayor you wouldn’t be 1st NYC Mayor with a beard in 100 yrs. Koch had #BessMyerson. #GoogleIt #votebeard pic.twitter.com/cBZuwxEa6Z — Karl Frisch (@KarlFrisch) September 26, 2013

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Next Stop On The 6 Train: Koch Station?

As the funeral for former NYC mayor Ed Koch takes place today, we learn that there is a campaign to name the East 77th Street subway station for him. After Ed Koch is laid to rest today, a group of city officials will gather to push to name the 77th Street station on the 6 line after the beloved 105th ...

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HomoQuotable – Richard Kim

“By January 1984, New York City under Koch’s leadership had spent a total of just $24,500 on AIDS. That same year, San Francisco, a city one tenth the size of New York, spent $4.3 million, a figure that grew to over $10 million annually by 1987. The mayor of San Francisco during those years was Dianne Feinstein, who like Koch ...

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Ed Koch’s Tombstone

Saying that he couldn’t bear the idea of spending eternity in New Jersey, in 2009 Ed Koch purchased a plot in the Washington Heights cemetery which was the last in Manhattan still doing burials.  The tombstone, which Koch designed himself, has been waiting at the site since then. The inscription bears the final words of slain Wall Street Journal reporter ...

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Newsday, 1989

While Ed Koch may spent the last two decades of his life refusing to discuss his sexuality, he did say something about it in 1989. (Tipped by JMG reader Bill)

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HomoQuotable – Michael Musto

“It’s a shame the ex-NYC mayor never came out. It’s tragic that he hid behind excuses like the fact that he was old and wasn’t sexual at all anymore. Old people are still sexual–and if you’re gay, you’re still gay–and besides, he could have commented on his past. But Ed was so paranoid on the subject that when I interviewed ...

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Ed Koch Dies At Age 88

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died this morning at the age of 88. As mayor from 1978 to 1989, the forceful, quick-witted Koch, with his trademark phrase “How’m I Doing?,” was a polarizing figure and the city’s constant promoter. Koch died at about 2 a.m. (0700 GMT) at New York-Presbyterian hospital, the spokesman for Koch said. Koch was ...

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Closeted Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Reviews How To Survive A Plague

Poz.com blogger and renowned activist Peter Staley tips us that closeted former NYC Mayor Ed Koch has reviewed the AIDS documentary, How To Survive A Plague. Staley notes that Koch fails to mention his own detestable role in thwarting the early response to what would become a global pandemic. From Koch’s review: While demonstrations were necessary to keep the issue ...

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Closet Case Ed Koch: Imprisoned Russian Punkers Pussy Riot Are As Bad As ACT UP

Former NYC mayor and closeted homosexual Ed Koch has penned an editorial praising the imprisonment of Pussy Riot, saying the jailed Russian punkers are as bad as ACT UP, who also once demonstrated inside a Catholic cathedral. You may recall that Koch and ACT UP tangled many times during his 80s reign as mayor when he resisted their calls for ...

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HomoQuotable – Ed Koch

“I was truly shocked to read in the New York Times of April 12 that ‘President Obama disappointed and vexed gay supporters on Wednesday with his decision, conveyed to activists by a senior adviser, not to sign an executive order banning discrimination by employers with federal contracts.’ When I was elected mayor of New York City in 1977, taking office ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Koch Endorses Quinn

Closeted former NYC Mayor Ed Koch says that when openly gay City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally announces her 2013 run for mayor, he’ll endorse her. But he makes no bones about Quinn not being his first choice. Former Mayor Ed Koch thinks Chris Quinn is the best person to take his old job in 2013 now that he’s given ...

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Ed Koch Flip-Flops On Obama

Remember how closet case and former NYC Mayor Ed Koch supported an anti-gay Republican for the U.S. House in order to punish the president for “abandoning Israel”? Remember how much mileage NOM has gotten out of that mess? Forget all that, because now Koch says he loves the president again because Obama clearly “got my message.” Koch says he’s pleased ...

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NOM Celebrates NY-09

Convinced that President Obama has somehow “abandoned Israel,” yesterday Brooklyn’s massive Orthodox Jewish community provided the margin for GOP candidate Bob Turner to flip a U.S. House district that has been Democrats’ hands for decades. NOM, of course, is ignoring the “punish Obama” factor and is claiming that the election was entirely a statement on same-sex marriage. Whatevs. NY-09 will ...

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Koch On His Critics: Fuck Those Guys

As I noted here earlier this week, former NYC mayor Ed Koch has endorsed the NOM-backed anti-gay GOP candidate in the special election to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner. And Koch is not too happy to be called out as the closet case that he is for making this endorsement. [Daniel] Dromm, who is one of a handful of LGBT members ...

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Closet Case Ed Koch Endorses NOM-Backed Anti-Gay Repub For Anthony Weiner’s Seat

Saying he wants to punish President Obama for “abandoning Israel,” three-term former NYC mayor and closet case Ed Koch has thrown his support behind the anti-gay GOP candidate running in the special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner. Former cable TV executive Bob Turner (above left) opposes same-sex marriage and says he strongly opposes the repeal of DOMA. Village ...

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Kickin’ Down The Cobblestones

New York City has officially renamed the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge after its most famous closet case, former Mayor Ed Koch, who still coyly refuses to come out at the age of 86. I really hate the renaming of iconic century-old landmarks, particularly when that person had nothing to do with its construction. Coming up next, the Bloomberg Midtown Tunnel?

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Ed Koch For New York Marriage

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch is 86 years old and he still won’t come out, but at least he supports marriage equality. From a famed 2007 interview with Time Out New York: TONY: Are you gay? KOCH: When was the last time you performed oral sex on your boyfriend? TONY: Well I’m single now so it was a long time ...

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HomoQuotable – Ed Koch

“Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s sexual orientation is the subject of much discussion in blogs and mainstream newspapers. The White House response denied Ms. Kagan is a lesbian. Instead, shouldn’t the White House have denounced the speculation and conveyed that such inquiries are improper? By denying she is lesbian instead of denouncing the inquiry, the White House is implicitly stating sexual ...

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HomoQuotable – Ed Koch

“I believe that same-sex marriage will be approved by a majority of the fifty states in the Union within the next five years. When that occurs, the federal resistance will end and the Congress will vote in favor of federal recognition of same-sex marriages with equal benefits to both homosexual and heterosexual couples. [snip] “The very next political objective of ...

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