Ed Team

Growth of Overt Homosexuality In City Provokes Wide Concern

Filed By Ed Team | January 05, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: New York Times, open secret, overt homosexuality

"The problem of homosexuality in New York became the focus yesterday of increased attention by the State Liquor Authority and the Police Department.
The city's most sensitive open secret - the presence of what is probably the greatest homosexual population in the world and its increasing openness - has become the subject of growing concern of psychiatrists, religious leaders and the police."

-- The beginning of a front page New York Times article from late 1963

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