The graphic book Second Avenue Caper by Joyce Brabner is a true account about a drag revue producer identifed as Ray who teams up with his Mafia connections in the early 1980s to smuggle the experimental drug Ribavirin from Mexico for AIDS patients in New York as reviewed by Sherryl Connelly for the Daily News:
In return for the use of a recreational vehicle equipped to smuggle drugs across the border, he would do a few favors. The book shows Ray driving a van stacked with money from an Upper East Side funeral home to a pizza joint in Red Hook. From there he was ordered to deliver a large load of weed to a boutique in SoHo. It was a harrowing ordeal. He did other things for the mob, but Brabner doesn’t delve: "These are things we don’t talk about," she says flatly.
The gay community has a long relationship with organized crime. Historically the Mafia ran most gay bars and other such establishments in New York. Heck, Vito Genovese's second wife Anna was a lesbian who managed the mob boss's Club 82 at 82 East 4th Street in the East Village during the early 1950s which was popular with the tourists for its drag performances and also served as a drop off in the crime family's heroin operations.
Further reading that may be of interest: