Amazing how gay couples have a long life together.They avoid the loneliness that prematurely kills gay singletons as they age (prematurely).
Some couples – gay and non-gay – have long and happy lives together, others don’t; some singletons – gay and non-gay – have lives corroded by loneliness, others don’t. In my experience gay men are far better at coping with solitude than non-gay ones.
And more often than not people comment on the extended youthfulness of gay singletons, not that they/we age prematurely.
It’s great that this man and his husband were together so long, but it isn’t the only positive possibility for a gay man.
Single after 50 is fine ! for those who dont want the trials and tribulations of a younger lover !
While I admit I have never heard of this man, I am heartened to read that he and his partner were able to marry once the law was changed in NYC.
PIcked up a second hand copy of “Little Me” a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. The photos in it are a hoot. A camp classic indeed.
Thank you Pink News for publishing this obit.
Yes its a nice obit.
I found a haunting signed portrait he did in the Forties in a thrift shop a few years ago. I sent him a letter and he graciously identified the subject -Betsey Barton- and gave me her back-story. All in a beautiful longhand! I am glad that he and Shaun had a long life together and that they were finally able to marry.