It's kind of a marvel to note how far back in the closet the true beginnings of Glitter/Glam/Punk have been shoved over the decades since The CBGB Era became a benchmark moment in Pop Culture.
Yes, I used the closet metaphor with a knowing nod. You see, the true roots of "The Home of Underground Rock" as Hilly's second slogan put it (it indeed made more sense than Country Blue Grass Blues - C.B.G.B.) were... Gay.