Interview of Nogga Schwartz

Nogga Schwartz discusses his experience navigating masculinity and sexuality, surviving being homeless in Manhattan, the ideology of the gay and queer leather subculture. He also explores his family’s Israeli roots and his time exploring orthodox Judaism, and the struggle to find and create community.

Date of Interview:

November 18, 2021

Location of Interview:

Nogga's Apartment, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Place of birth:

New York City



Interviewed by

Kirsten Adorian

Summary by

Garrett Wood