Tag: 1903

February 21 in LGBTQ History

1903: New York City police conduct the first United States recorded raid on a gay bathhouse, the Ariston Hotel Baths. 26 men were arrested and 12 brought to trial on sodomy charges; 7 men received sentences ranging from 4 to 20 years in prison. 1976: A Detroit jury awards more than $200,000 in damages to a … Read More