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Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 27: Neighborhoods Built By Love
Travel back in time to meet the queer communities that paved the way for ours! Two tips to remember as we visit decades past: 1. the cops can’t come after the last ferry leaves Fire Island, and 2. when you’re in Paris, keep an eye out for the hot gals with monocles–they’ll know where to go.
Curiosity Shop Show Notes:
Here are links to the sources and resources we used while researching this episode:
Links to research materials:
Cherry Grove on Fire Island, NY:
- Safe/Haven: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove: https://www.advocate.com/photography/2021/6/02/safehaven-gay-life-1950s-cherry-grove#media-gallery-media-1
Les Monocle, Paris:
- Inside Le Monocle, the Parisian Lesbian Nightclub of the 1930s: https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/09/14/inside-le-monocle-the-parisian-lesbian-nightclub-of-the-1930s/
Further Patreon Reading:
- Nothing this time!
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