To create this article, 40 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Entering into a gay relationship is much the same as entering into any relationship. Two people meet, and get to know each other.
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Paul Stanley born January 20, as Stanley Bert Eisen is an American musician, singer, and songwriter, best known for being the co-founder, frontman, rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss. He is the writer or co-writer of many of the band's most popular songs. Stanley established The Starchild character for his Kiss persona and is known for his distinctive, wide-ranging voice. Both of his parents are Jewish. He was the second of two children; his older sister Julia  was born two years earlier. His father's parents were from Poland.
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But this picture, in fact, reveals far more than that. It was taken in , a time when purposefully vague statutes on morals, lewd conduct, or disorderly conduct in many states allowed the police to target and arrest gay and lesbian people for such transgressions as wearing items of clothing of the opposite sex, propositioning someone of the same sex, or even holding hands with a member of the same sex. This photo could have gotten these men arrested. The picture was once owned by the young man on the right-hand side of the image above, Joseph John Bertrund Belanger. Belanger, for most of his life, was a devoted collector of LGBT history.
Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid—late s with its shocking live performances, which featured fire breathing , blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics. The band has gone through several lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons being the only members to feature in every lineup. The original and best-known lineup consists of Stanley vocals and rhythm guitar , Simmons vocals and bass , Frehley lead guitar and vocals , and Criss drums and vocals. With their make-up and costumes, the band members took on the personae of comic book-style characters: the Starchild Stanley , the Demon Simmons , the Spaceman or Space Ace Frehley , and the Catman Criss. Due to creative differences, both Criss and Frehley had departed the group by