Drag Race in the Pines 1989.

Drag Race in the Pines 1989. A benefit for Hetrick Martin Institute.     By Michael Lott. When I moved to NYC in 1985 from Charleston SC I had been
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1998 GMHC Sweet 16 Morning Party

GMHC Morning Party Sweet 16.

  GMHC Morning Party Sweet 16. 1998.        The GMHC (Gay Mens Health Crisis) Morning Party began in 1983 by a group of concerned Pines community members as
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Pines People – Larry Kramer.

Pines People – Larry Kramer.     Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935) is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist.  Kramer—the second son of a
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The Invasion. Est. 1976. The 70’s.

  The Invasion. Est. 1976. The 70’s.       There can be no telling of the Invasion story without the Homecoming queen. For that is how it begins every
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The storms & hurricanes of Fire Island.

Hurricanes and storms have always been part of Fire Island history. 1938. Cherry Grove.         Saltaire.       1962. Hurricane Donna. Fire Island Pines.    
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The Meat Rack Est. 1950’s.

  The Meat Rack Est. 1950’s.                  Photo by Sean Basil McGiver         The stretch of land between the Pines
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Colleen Dewhurst- Celebrity history.

  Colleen Dewhurst- Celebrity history. June 3, 1924 – August 22, 1991   Actress Colleen Dewhurst was a frequent visitor to the Pines. She loved the freedom in which she
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Pines People- Leonard Frey

  Pines People- Leonard Frey   September 4, 1938- August 24, 1988 Leonard Frey was an actor who spent time here in the Pines. He originally wanted to become an
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Senator Ted Kennedy visits the Pines 1981.

Senator Ted Kennedy visits the Pines 1981.     Senator Ted Kennedy arrives in the Pines for a political fundraiser. Originally scheduled to arrive by seaplane from Massachusetts, but due
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Pines People- David Lee

Pines People- David Lee       In a late 1970’s  pre- AIDS world a gay man was still closeted. Especially David Lee. He worked for the corporate pharmaceutical  world. A world where
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Pines People- Bob Howard

Bob Howard  1977.         Mr. Bob Howard was born in New Haven Connecticut, and attended college at the University of Connecticut. There he majored in theater, and
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