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 Topic: Homosexuality in the Roaring 20s?

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Narkissos  



Joined: 11 Jul 2007
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Interests: Greco-Roman, Norse, and Celtic mythology, writing, reading, poetry, journalism, psychiatry, Romantic-era music, world history and world religions.
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Posted: 11 Jul 2007, 11:21 am    Post subject: Homosexuality in the Roaring 20s? Reply with quote

I've been cultivating the idea for a new short story. Simplified, it's to be a gay romance set in the aftermath of WWI. But unfortunately, I feel rather out to sea about the era's social views of homosexuality.

Was it openly condemned? Was it kept stifled and silent? In the way of prohibition, was there a blossoming of some type of underground gay culture to speak of? Etcetera?

I want to keep this as realistic as possible, so if anyone knows of any books or articles on the subject, direction to them would be muchly appreciated. :)
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ElectricA  



Joined: 06 May 2007
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Posted: 4 Aug 2007, 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I found that, which concerns homosexuality in the 30s but it might be of some use to gain a general idea.
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stg1963  



Joined: 12 Mar 2008
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Posted: 12 Mar 2008, 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to get a copy of the book: "Jeb and Dash, Diary of a Gay Life, 1918-1945" edited by Ina Russell, your library may have it or you can get a used copy from Amazon for next to nothing.

This true story tells of gay life in Washington, D.C. in that time period.
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