For the past 6 years the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania has operated a warming shelter at MHA each time the overnight temperature falls below 25 degrees. The shelter's doors open from 11 PM to 7 in the morning. Last season the doors opened a record 91 times. Therefore it is once again critical that we assist our neighbors in need.
It wasn't possible in those days to be young and gay in NYC and not go to bars. One night I ended up at a place in Harlem called The Territorial. It greeted customers in the manner of prohibition speakeasies, with eyes peering through a window in a wooden door.