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Gay Life in the 1950s’ Cherry Grove on Fire Island

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  The New-York Historical Society is about to launch an exhibit of  SAFE/HAVEN: GAY LIFE IN 1950s CHERRY GROVE.  This OUTDOOR photographic Exhibit will give an intimate look at one of the first gay beach towns in the United States.  It explores mid-20th-century gay life in Fire Island’s remote hamlet of Cherry Grove, located on … Continue reading



Queer Summers on Fire Island : captured by koitz

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  Queer Basque-American journalist and photographer koitz has published his first photography book titled ‘koitz Gay Fire Island”.  The book chronicles his work over 14 summers in the two mostly LGBTQ+ communities of Fire Island: Cherry Grove and The Fire Island Pines, and it includes a Foreword by author Patrick Ryan and Introduction by curator Nicholas … Continue reading



Last Ferry : looking for love on Fire Island can be deadly

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  It can be pretty scary visiting an almost deserted Fire Island in the off season generally , but its not usually as murderous as  shy young NY lawyer Joseph  (Ramon O. Torres) found on his very first visit.  He’s not long off the Ferry before he is drugged and robbed in the bushes near … Continue reading





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