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Zarrelli, Natalie. “The Incredible Forgotten Queer Nightlife Scene of the 1920s.” Atlas Obscura, Atlas Obscura, 12 June 2016, www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-the-early-20th-century-america-was-awash-in-incredible-queer-nightlife.
Bullock, Darryl W. “Pansy Craze: the Wild 1930s Drag Parties That Kickstarted Gay Nightlife.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 14 Sept. 2017, www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/14/pansy-craze-the-wild-1930s-drag-parties-that-kickstarted-gay-nightlife.
Henry Gerber, immigrant and World War I Army enlistee, came to Chicago to live near other German-speaking immigrants. After seeing how people with different sexual orientations were treated here, he championed the plight of gays in American society.
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An early gay rights activist in the U.S., Gerber founded the Society for Human Rights (SHR) in 1924, the nation's first known homosexual organization, and Friendship and Freedom, the first known American homosexual publication.
Dr Magnus Hirschfeld was a trail-blazer who advanced the understanding of human sexuality and the advocacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights at a time when it was deeply unpopular to do so.
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