Construction on the Brooklyn Bridge started in , the same year that human rights campaigner and journalist Karl-Maria Kertbeny first used the terms homosexual and heterosexual. I used Brooklyn as an example of how things were developing in the world and America generally. Much of the information Ryan gathered was from sources who hated the LGBT community — and increasingly so as it was studied and categorized.
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One of those groups was the Committee of 14, a group of morally righteous New Yorkers who drove for prohibition, then against straight prostitution and, on discovering the queer community, went after them, too. They were a very strange group of people. One of the fascinating aspects of the book is how accepted the queer community was in Brooklyn at certain periods and by certain people. During prohibition, gay and straight bars merged while during the war, queer life flourished as sailors poured into town, categories were looser than today and — again with caveats — there was acceptance.
But as queer profiles rose, so did the backlash. In and , due to growing evidence and protest, a majority of APA membership agreed to remove homosexuality from the manual. Since , Gender Identity Disorder, or trans identity, has been listed as a disorder.
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