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A century of change.pdf
An account on changes in the news industry that included mention of newspapers coverage of sodomy. The article appeared in the Greeley Tribune on April 6, 1893; however, the story was taken from the American Press Association and likely appeared in…

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A Fort Collins newspaper makes a metaphorical comparison between Denver's morals (as revealed by a recent election) and the morals of Sodom and Gomorrah.

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A reprint of a joke about the effeminacy of smoking, as told from the perspective of two male "friends." The joke was printed in the the Estes Park Trail in 1922. The strong implication is that these two men are homosexual. The joke is reprinted from…

hemaneh.pdf
The word "Hemaneh" means half man, half woman in Cheyenne.

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The Fort Collins Courier remarks on the supposed gender failings of the prolific Kansas agitator, political activists, and orator, Mary Ellen Lease. Charging women with being "unsexed" by their advocacy and rhetorical acumen was not uncommon during…

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An account form the Fort Collins Courier in 1884 describing a known "lewd house" on Peterson Street in Fort Collins and a group of "male harlots" who disrupted city residents in their search for it. Based on the context of the article, the meaning of…

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A poem that first appeared in the Christian Intelligencer, reprinted in the Fort Collins Courier in 1894. The poem recounts the lives of two fictional women who pursue different courses: one who "sought her 'rights'" and another who did not. The…

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A report from the Rocky Mountain News (reprinted by the Fort Collins Courier) on Oscar Wilde's lectures in Denver in 1882. The stop was part of a wider U.S. tour that Wilde completed and included a stop in Leadville, CO. The report includes excerpts…

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The Loveland Reporter characterizes a recent nasty campaign and election in Denver, leading to comparisons between Denver and Sodom.

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This poem, written by Lord Alfred Douglas, a young man who had a torrid homosexual relationship with Wilde and eventually was the key witness in his arrest and incarceration for "gross indecency" in 1895, appears in full, without comment in the…
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