Americana: The Gay Goons

When Anita Bryant's forces won in Dade County, Fla., downcast gays publicly fretted that violence would soon be coming. Violence seems to be coming, all right, but not from straights. Last month some 100 gay activists converged on a Manhattan bar where an ax was suspended from the wall with a wooden plaque beneath it labeled FAIRY SWATTER. The gays demanded that the plaque be axed—or else. It was. The next target was Attorney Adam Walinsky, a former aide to Robert Kennedy. Walinsky had written an article questioning a special law to protect...

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