The sign on the red building, which read "Welcome To GAA'S Firehouse," was over the entrance of an actual old firehouse, in the Soho neighborhood in Manhattan. This was where the Gay Activists Alliance met from 1971 to 1974. The Firehouse was destroyed by arson in 1974.
Two organizations represented in this film are, respectively, the two largest, officially organized, LGBT membership organizations in the world. The largest is the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), an international Protestant Christian denomination of gay organized and operated local churches, with over 220 member congregations in 37 countries. The second largest is the International Imperial Court System (IICS), which is a grassroots network of organizations working to build community relationships through equality and fundraising for charitable causes by and through production and presentation of annual drag beauty pageants ending in gala coronation balls.