The tradition of masquerade and civil balls, more commonly known as drag balls, had begun back in within Hamilton Lodge, a black fraternal organization in Harlem. By the mids, at the height of the Prohibition era, they were attracting as many as 7, people of various races and social classes—gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight alike. Stonewall is often considered the beginning of forward progress in the gay rights movement. Each gay enclave, wrote George Chauncey in his book Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, , had a different class and ethnic character, cultural style and public reputation. A illustration of three transgender women and a man dancing at a nightclub.
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