The League: New York City, June 1954

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An early homosexual emancipation group

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In June 1954 in New York City, friends and subscribers of ONE Magazine are said to have formed The League. Discussions and lectures were held twice-monthly, a meeting place was rented, a bimonthly newsletter, a constitution, and a five-page statement of purpose were issued. The group disbanded early in 1956 after rumors that it had been reported to the police[1]


  1. Cutler, p. 102-03; Sagarin, p. 74-76; Mikhail Itkin, "An Outline of the Stages of the Development of the Gay Movement" [Los Angeles, typescipt,. 1974?], p. 2-3; James Kepner to J.K., Jan. 2, 1974. This information first appeared in a note in Jonathan Ned Katz's Gay American History (1976).

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