I found this article at the same time I found Goodtime Charlie. I had completely forgotten ever writing it. From comments attached to the article, I figure it was written around March 1963. The comments were by James Leo Herlihy, the author of Midnight Cowboy and a friend. I must have sent the article to him.
He wrote, “I like your article very much indeed. I read it twice. It is true and important. I wish you well with it.
"I am not sure your self-revelation is important enough to the article. I mean the article stands without it. You can tell your personal stories in the article without discussing whether or not you are a homosexual. But perhaps you want to. I am only pointing out that that specific piece of information is not particularly necessary and might even weaken what it means to strengthen.”
Although James Leo Herlihy’s comments were laudatory, I don't believe I showed the piece to anyone else. Perhaps I did send it to Byron Dobell at Esquire magazine. I truly can't remember. At any rate, the possibility of having such an article published in 1963 was minimal. MORE...