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Gay History - The Jewel Box on Broadway (PHOTO)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

The Jewel Box Revue, arguably America's first Gay Community, was a traveling troupe of female impersonators that was originally formed in 1939 and would tour cabaret clubs across America and Canada for decades during a time when being openly gay was a criminal offense often punishable by law.

The Jewel Box Revue: America's First Gay Community? (PHOTOS)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

In 1939, during a time when gay people were viewed as abhorrent subversives and a threat to society, two gay lovers, Danny Brown and Doc Benner, created and produced America's first racially inclusive traveling revue of female impersonators, the Jewel Box Revue.

Gay Community's Rosa Parks Faces Death, Impoverished and Alone

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

I know dementia. My father and grandmother both died with it. But they had both resources and families to protect them - and neither were living cul...

Homo-Harlem Moves Downtown: How Malcolm Harris Hung Up on Angelina Jolie, Twice!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Initially saddened that my glamorous friends had moved from uptown, I now realize that it's not so by Sarah Grossman much that K. Tyson Pere...

Stormé DeLarverie: In A Storm Of Indifference, She's Still A Jewel

Robert West | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert West

The name may not ring a bell, but it should. Stormé performed with the legendary Jewel Box Revue and may have been the person who threw the first punch in the Stonewall riots. A gay icon who gave so much to the LGBT community should not be living out her final years in relative obscurity.