“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 him in the ’90s, he propped up a tape recorder to tape me as I recorded him. It was a creepy double game of ‘gotcha!’ that led nowhere (though he was otherwise gruffly charming). [snip] The world is now an emptier place, but so is the celebrity closet.” – Michael Musto, writing for the Village Voice.