Fire Island the East Coast Summer Gay Playground. south of Provincetown, the Cape Cod Glay Payground has often been the vacation or retirement place of choice for GLBTetc folk. As the Village People taught us, Gay comes in many ways, Indian, construction worker and now, sailor! That is Popeye the Sailor-Man!
Strutting the Fire Island boardwalk is the small but still muscular, tatooed naval man known for his illegal pipe and his one squinty eye."This summer on the island ", wrote gaycation commentator, I. Flamer Islander, "Popeye will be the cause celebre! BST will be the man-sandwich thiss sssummer and Popeye will be the ssspinach!"
When interviewed by Queernation reporter MaMaMia, Popeye gave the skinny on former consort Olive Oil: "I could no longa live a lie! I am what I am and that's what I am. . . I'm Popeye the really gay man, boop! Boop! I wish Olive all the luck in da woild and I told her-It's not you it's me! I even suggested she hook up with Wimpy but that freeloader told her that he loves Hamburglar and that she means nothing to him!"