* John

John, a young man, stands in front of a car wearing tan pants and a white shirt. it is an old photo.
Recorded by:
Whitney Strub and Kristyn Scorsone
Whitney Strub and Tim Stewart-Winter
Interview Date(s):Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Location:phone interview
John (b.1938) grew up in North Newark, in an Irish Catholic family. As a teenager, he participated in Newark's thriving gay social world, and this interview recounts bars, movie theaters, cruising spaces, and other important sites of gay life in the 1950s and 60s, before John left Newark in the late Sixties.