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1930

1930-12-10Variety Publishes Article on "Pansy Parlors"

Variety, the weekly magazine of the entertainment industry, publishes an article under the headline “Pansy Parlors – Tough Chicago Has Epidemic of Male Butterflies.” It described the rapid spread in Chicago of “boy joints,” gathering places for effeminate males whom later generations might have described as gay.

 

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