The Real Story Of The YMCA That Inspired The Village People’s Gay Anthem: Gothamist

Former residents of the McBurney Y in Chelsea say the reality of Y.M.C.A. was more complicated than the lyrics portray, with gay culture and working-class workouts coexisting in a single communal space.

Source: The Real Story Of The YMCA That Inspired The Village People’s Gay Anthem: Gothamist