So what happened? If he isn't, I'm confident that someone comparably weird and wonderful has taken his place. Ab Attack? We danced to prove we still would, and to exorcise demons of grief. The local police have taken quite a shine to the hot spot as well. Stonewall also kicked off decades of activism that saw bars emerge as thriving hubs of political and social advocacy, especially in Boston.
Disrupters ranging from the Internet to market and cultural forces have already mortally wounded many of the institutions that support subcultures, from alt-weekly newspapers RIP, Boston Phoenix to indie music venues.
They opened the doors to a whole new world. The sex and sensuality that defines explicitly gay spots in a more predominantly het city doesn't disappear, exactly, but it does tone itself down. Havana is gay night life before Grindr. The government even offers an exemption from compulsory military service for men who have sex with men.
If you're a human and see this, please ignore it.