Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl was in Orchard Park Town Court Thursday, but not as a witness or to escort a suspect. He was charged with three misdemeanors in connection with a December 2017 incident at New Era Field.
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The early history of Buffalo’s gay and lesbian community is lost, mainly because same-sex affection was so thoroughly stigmatized by society at large. It was, in the famous phrase of the 19 th century, the love that dare not speak its name. But luckily, the city’s later LGBTQ history is known to us – largely through the remarkable efforts of two scholars who reconstructed what queer life was like in Buffalo from the 1930s to the early ’60s.