Bill Larmer believes that we all should try to leave the world a little bit better than how we found it.
Moving to NYC in June of 1969, Bill has built his roots in the neighborhood Chelsea. On his first night out in New York City, Bill was at Julius Bar and took a cab uptown hours or minutes before the Stonewall Rebellion began. He didn’t even know what had happened until he read the newspaper the following day. Let’s just say his first night out in NYC didn’t involve arrests or any type of fighting, but a different perspective on how gay life was for a new transplant coming from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The truth about Bill is that he has done more for the gay community than he or any of us are able to fully comprehend. In 1981, overwhelmed with his own sexual prowess, Bill and some other fellas founded an organization that allowed gay men to organize to discuss promiscuity in the community. It is nearly impossible to know how many people are alive today because of this organization forming prior to the AIDS epidemic.