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Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago. One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.

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"Evelyn “Jackie” Bross (left) and Catherine Barscz (right) at the Racine Avenue Police Station, Chicago, June 5, 1943. They had been arrested for violating the cross-dressing ordinance." via blog.chicagohistory.org

Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies

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