West Hollywood



Summer 1985


July:

I move into a 1-room carriage house on Westbourne, near Santa Monica and San Vicente in West Hollywood.  Jobs as an editor at Muscle and Fitness, a human resources assistant at the Community Redevelopment Agency, and an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount College.
1. Date with Marcus, who has a Beneath the Belt Mystery.  We stay friends.
2. Briefly dating the Bulgarian bodybuilder who claims to be Michael J. Fox's ex-lover.
3. Hookup with Huan, the first guy I met at Mugi.

August:

1. Date with celebrity Michael J. Fox.  
2. Arman, the first Hispanic guy I dated.



Fall 1985

I begin the doctoral program in Comparative Literature at USC, with courses in Renaissance Literature, French, Latin, and German.

Sept:
My date with Robin Williams and his boyfriend.

Oct:


Nov:

I start dating Alan, the Pentecostal porn star

Dec:

While I am in Rock Island for Christmas, Alan hooks up with a Norwegian con artist.  We break up, but stay friends.







Spring 1986

Jan:


Feb:

Alan and I go to Catch One and meet T, the thug on my Sausage List

March:

Alan and I meet the kept boy at Mugi.

April:


May:

I land a date with the most conservative professor on campus.






Summer 1986


June:

1. I fly to Australia to visit the Cowboy of Kangaroo Island.
2. Six weeks cruising in Japan with Alan.

July:

1. Hookup with Jin the Shinto Priest.
2. Alan and I share Minoru, the bed-hopping university student
3. Back home, I visit Rock Island for a week.
4. Will and Scott's wild night with Keanu Reeves.

Aug:

A celebrity tries to steal my boyfriend, Thanh the Vietnamese student.






Fall 1986

Sept:

I move into Alan's 3-bedroom apartment near Plummer Park in West Hollywood.

Oct:
I date Raul, the cook from East L.A on and off for the next two years.

Nov:

Raul and I bankrupt the porn industry.

Dec:

Back in Rock Island for Christmas, Fred and I hook up with the Ginger Boy.



Spring 1987

Jan:

After briefly breaking up with Raul, I date my celebrity boyfriend through the spring.  

Feb:

A surprise "sharing" of one of my celebrity boyfriend's friends.  

March:

At the post-Oscar party, we share the Director and his Cute Young Thing.  Then the Celebrity and I break up.

April:


May:








Summer 1987

June:

Alan and I visit Tijuana, and meet Bathhouse Boy Alejandro

July:

Back to Rock Island, and then to a conference at Notre Dame.  A public encounter with the Catholic Boy

Aug:

1. Mugi date: Mr. Muscle Doctor Big Basket
2. Alan moves to Thailand.
I move into a house on Hilldale, off Sunset and San Vicente, with Derek the former fitness model.






Fall 1987

Sept:

1.Hookup or date with Mario in the white room
2. He tells about dating Rob Lowe.
3. I date Rev. Jasper, a Baptist minister from Gardena, for about a month.

Oct:

Raul and I share his housemate, Heinz, a crazy German guy

Nov:

Date with Will, the bondage boy with the Sweeney Todd fetish.  We become friends.

Dec:

I stay in L.A. for Christmas. Date with my doctor, who makes a housecall.  




Spring 1988

Jan:


Feb:

My ex boyfriend Fred visits with Matt,  the Cute Young Thing who insults both me and Raul. 

Mar:

1. I fly to Thailand to rescue Alan from being ex-gay.
2. Date with Celebrity Richard Dreyfuss

Apr:

Alan moves back to West Hollywood.

May:

My terrible dissertation committee forbids me from saying "gay," 



Summer 1988


June:

Back in Rock Island, I go to Rocky High's 10th Year Reunion, and drive to Normal, Illinois to hook up with mgrade school math teacher.

July:

At a 4th of July barbecue, Alan tells us about the time he was arrested

August:
1. Alan moves to Paris, and Fred and Matt move to Claremont, California. 
2. Fred tells about his hookup with Ronald Reagan Jr.









Fall 1988

Sept:

1. An unwelcome houseguest claims to be Ronald Reagan's ex-lover..
2. Hookup with Cesar Romero.
3. I meet the cowboy of Sunset Boulevard, and share him with my roommate Derek

Oct:
My terrible dissertation committee requires that I "pick up Russian,"

Nov:

Election Day Hookup: The Romanian Hustler at the Gay Asian Bar.

Dec:

Christmas in Rock Island.



Spring 1989

Jan:

I move to Ankara, Turkey, for a job as an English instructor (the Turkish bodybuilder).

Feb:


March:

I visit Alan in Paris.  We share the cop Alan cruises.

April:


May:

I return to West Hollywood (with a trip to Tel Aviv on the way, and a Sausage Sighting: the Baptist Preacher on the Plane).  I leave USC without without writing my dissertation, and begin dating Lane (Lane and his Trophy Boy).  We are together until around 1997.



Summer 1989


June:

My housemate Derek tells about his date with the pop star David Cassidy.

July:

1. Back in Rock Island.  My sister gets married: Picking Up the Best Man at My Sister's Wedding.
2. Sausage sighting of the contractor remodeling my parents' kitchen.
3. I get a terrible editorial job at the  Getty Consternation Institute.  

August:









Fall 1989

Sept:


Oct:


Nov:


Dec:

Lane and I scandalize the Orthodox Cute Young Thing

We stay in West Hollywood for Christmas.









Spring 1990


Jan:


Feb:

Derek and I share his ex-boyfriend, the Naked Man in the Bathtub.

March:

The guy at church who has a new lover every week.

April:

Lane brings home a sleazoid

May:
Date with celebrity Jeff MacKay





Summer 1990


June:

Back to Rock Island for a week.

July:

Lane and I look for penises in Poland.

August:

I move into Lane's apartment on Hacienda, near La Cienega and Sunset in West Hollywood.









Fall 1990

Sept.

1. I try to become a freelance writer, and take classes in Biblical Hebrew at UCLA.
2. "How Are You?" is Not a Question.

Oct.


Nov.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Virgin

Dec:
Back in Rock Island for Christmas, Dick and I meet the same  Ginger Boy. that Fred and I hooked up with four years ago.






Spring 1991


Jan:

I meet Lane's friend Randall,  the Bear with the Pierced Penis

Feb:


March:

1. Lane's date with Batman, Robin, and the Joker
2. We visit San Francisco

April:

Cesar tells about his hookup with the entire male cast of I Love Lucy.

May:

Cesar tells about his hookup with Desi Arnaz Jr.






Summer 1991

June:


July:
1. A week in Rock Island (The Promised Land of Gigantic Penises)
2. Lane and I visit Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam (In search of the Lapp Penis).

August:

I move to Nashville, into an apartment on the West End, near the Parthenon.











Fall 1991

Sept.

1. I take classes in Biblical Hebrew at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and work as an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University.
2. The Tennesee redneck: Frozen Custard and Gay Bashing.

Oct:

1. The Medieval Knight who didn't want to be outed.
2. The country-western star

Nov:

I discover Larry's fetish.

Dec:

1. I leave Nashville and move back to West Hollywood.  No time to go to Rock Island for Christmas.
2. Lane tells the story of the Cute Young Thing of Tel Aviv




Spring 1992


Jan:

Back in West Hollywood, I take classes an acting and stand up comedy, and try to work as a translator.

Feb:


March:

I meet Ryan the Gay Dwarf.  We go on The Worst Date in West Hollywood History

April:

May:





Summer 1992


June:

1. A week in Rock Island.
2. Lane and I go to Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam, and track down the gay baron of Eindhoven.

July:

I get a job teaching Gay 101 at Juvenile Hall.

Aug:










Fall 1992

Sept:

Lane and I date the teenage beach boy

Oct:
1. The teenage lawnboy
2. I sneak Chazz into his boyfriend's bedroom.  

Nov:

1. How we invented sex parties.
2. Election Day Hookup: Alan's ex.
3. Thanksgiving in Rock Island

Dec:

Back to Rock Island for Christmas.









Spring 1993


Jan:
At the synagogue, Gershom asks to "practice on me" before his first date with a Gentile.

Feb:


March:

1. We visit Fred and Matt for the weekend. Matt tells about his first night with Fred and his brother.
2. My one time in Las Vegas

April:

1. Lane and I land a date with the waiter in a Mexican restaurant.
2. At Passover, Will tells about his hookup with Peter Fonda.

May:



Summer 1993


June:

1. We fly to London for a gay Jewish conference:  Stranded on The Isle of Dogs
2. On the way back, I visit Alan in Norfolk, Virginia, and meet Tarik, who Alan and his partner fix me up with as a substitute for "sharing.".
3. Alan tells about the time he picked up a father and son in Hong Kong.
4. Tarik tells about his frist time with a white guy, a "blue-eyed demon."

July:

A week in Rock Island

August:

I get a job an architectural assistant at Gruen Associates


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