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The Bowery Boys History Podcast: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove

The Bowery Boys History Podcast: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove
1 hour

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New-York Historical Society

During weekends and summers in the pre-Stonewall era, gay men and women, including many New Yorkers, traveled to the secluded beach town of Cherry Grove on Fire Island where they found opportunities for sexual exploration and self-expression—behavior that was both stigmatized and criminalized in the straight world.

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