The Fascinating History of Gay Resort Towns
These days there seems to be gay everything – gay cruises, gay television channels, gay magazines, gay festivals, and the list goes on..But, as you well know, it wasn’t always this way… not by a long shot.
For the vast majority of recorded history, being gay was, at best, something to be hidden. At worst, it was grounds for being abused, fired and even arrested. So anyone who identified as anything other than heterosexual had to tap into secret underground communities just to have a brief opportunity to let their guard down and embrace who they really were.
This slowly changed over time and, little by little, gay culture was able to come out of the dark closets and basements it was hidden away in for so many years. And it’s still an ongoing process today. Although the last couple of decades have been instrumental for gay culture and civil rights, there was another period in history that was unique for the LGBT community.