Bringing Gay Life Back to Atlantic City

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Rich HelfantPERSONAL PROFILE – Rich Helfant

If you think gay life in Atlantic City is dead, think again. This story is about a man who’s playing a key role in bringing it back to life. His name is Rich Helfant.

"I’m the original Jersey Boy," says Rich, who was born and raised in Margate, lived practically his entire life in the Atlantic City area, and currently resides in Egg Harbor Township. Looking back, he describes his coming of age there as weird. "I was very closeted. It was harder being gay back