she of the bicolored hair (otoselkie) wrote in little_details,
she of the bicolored hair

Gays in early (ish) punk culture

I'm writing a story set in Boston in 1980. I've got five charcters (three women and two men) who range in age from 18 to 25 sharing a smallish apartment. One of the men is widely suspected to be gay, and, while he's not, he finds the idea very amusing and starts dropping hints to the effect that it might be true.

What is the reaction of the others likely to be? Positive? Negative? How positive or negative? I've tried to check out what the general attitude of the punk subculture towards homosexuality might be, but I've only come up with vague suggestions that could mean anything.
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