Events in LGBT history.


1926-09-29The Captive, a play, opens in New York City.

The Captive, by the French writer Edouard Bourdet, opens on Broadway in New York. This drama about a lesbian relationship, described by one reviewer as “twisted” and “loathsome,” leads to several months of public controversy and passage by the New York state legislature in 1927 of a censorship law criminalizing the presentation of homosexuality in the state’s theaters.


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