News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castañeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today’s journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.
Chapter 2: Life as a Drag Ball: Gay Men and Lesbians in the Media, 1920–1942
Life as a Drag Ball: Gay Men and Lesbians in the Media, 1920–1942
As Americans came home from fighting the “war to end all wars” (World War I) in 1919, there was growing evidence that the industrial revolution ...