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Speakeasy Gay Slang – FLOWERS & FLORISTS & MAE WEST, Oh my!

After Alice goes through the mirror in Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” she wanders through a mirror image fantastical version of the house she left, then discovers a garden with flowers who not only can talk but will also … Continue reading

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THE SPEAKEASY GLOSSARY – Queer Slang of the Prohibition Era

Part of the fun of researching 1920’s and 1930’s Queer subculture in New York City was coming across a wide variety of specialized slang and coded terms that flourished among homosexual men and women of the time.  Some of these … Continue reading

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