5. Joe Campbell, Long Island, NY, c. 1955, photo by Harvey Milk
Campbell travelled on the fringes of the Andy Warhol crowd, where he was dubbed the 'Sugar Plum Fairy,' the name rock 'n' roller Lou Reed later called Campbell in Reed's paeon to the New York hustling scene, 'Walk on the Wild Side'. Campbell's trendy friends were amazed that Joe had spent nearly seven years with Milk. The staid businessman didn't seem enough--attractive enough, rich enough, and certainly not chic enough--to warrant the attentions of the dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy.
Randy Shilts, The Mayor of Castro Street, St. Martin's Press, 1982