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Fire Island's Joel Kim Booster Reflects on the Film & Queer Hotspot

Fire Island first became a retreat for artists, actors, and writers in the 1930s. Long before the Stonewall rebellion of 1969, the island was a welcoming destination for gay people and the local theater helped define both drag and camp while providing a safe space for trans and gender-nonconforming people. On our subscriber cover, Joel Kim Booster wears Lockwood51 old School Jock; Nike shoes; vintage T-shirt and shorts But in 2015, actor Joel Kim Booster probably knew very little of this (he was homeschooled after all, and jokes of his sheltered upbringing), when he landed in the gay mecca with a bunch of friends.

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