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Despite this progress, LGBT individuals lived in a kind of urban subculture and were routinely subjected to harassment and persecution, such as in bars and restaurants. For example, English poet and author Radclyffe Hall stirred up controversy in when she published her lesbian-themed novel, The Well of Loneliness.
In the United States this greater visibility brought some backlash, particularly from the government and police; civil servants were often fired, the military attempted to purge its ranks of gay soldiers a policy enacted during World War IIand police vice squads frequently raided gay bars and arrested their clientele.
Unfortunately, it would be just a few months before the progress of the s turned into the tragedy of the s. One participant reported feeling alienated and disregarded as a person if they were not deemed by other gay men as sexually attractive. From the s, social reformers began to defend homosexuality, but due to the controversial nature of their advocacy, kept their identities secret.
Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present. In , the District of Columbia passed a law that allowed gay and lesbian couples to register as domestic partners, granting them some of the rights of marriage the city of San Francisco passed a similar ordinance three years prior and California would later extend those rights to the entire state in Main category: Male homosexuality.