The Virgin Man (play)

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Date: 1927

Region: North America

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation

Medium: Theater


Artist: Unknown

Confronting Bodies: New York Police

Dates of Action: 1927

Location: New York City

Description of Artwork: Play that deals with homosexuality and lesbianism.

The Incident: Early in 1927 the New York Police stopped the play along with two others at other theaters (The Captive, and Sex). It had been running without interruption for five months.

Results of Incident: "The defendants in Virgin Man were tried, and all but one found guilty."

Source: The Censor Marches On, Pg.64