And "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men":
All the sad young men, sitting in the bars
Knowing neon nights, and missing all the stars
All the sad young men, drifting through the town
Drinking up the night, trying not to drown
All the sad young men, choking on their youth
Trying to be brave, running from the truth
I didn't know what "gay" meant yet, but I interpreted the song as a critique of gay men who were too stupid or scared to resist heterosexist brainwashing: they kowtowed to Big Brother, dutifully seeking out women to date and marry, and never experiencing real, true, meaningful same-sex romance.
(I may have been a little off in that interpretation: it's the title of a book of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald.)
I haven't been able to discover if he is gay friendly in real life. Men of that generation always keep silent.