Night G.A.A. Died, The
The Night G.A.A. Died by Jack Ricardo
It's 1971, just two years after Stonewall Riots ushered in the modern gay rights movement, and the Gay Activists Alliance (G.A.A.) has already grown into an organization large enough to purchase a firehouse in SoHo as their headquarters. Buoyed by the first flush of gay activism, Archie Cain, a rookie New York City cop, has come out as gay, only to find himself driven off the force. Trying to start life over as a private investigator in Greenwich Village, Archie meets Max, a vice president of G.A.A., one night at the waterfront. But before they can get to know one another Max is murdered, and Archie sets out to find his killer. The trail leads through the arcane politics of the early gay movement, as Archie confronts violence and the burning of the firehouse.