kittyknowsthings vaspider Follow beatnikdaddio admiring the stockings 1940's romanimp #40S COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCER VOICE WHAT'S BETTER THAN THIS? GALS BEING PALS viridieanfey Fun fact Though being gay in the 40s sucked being gay in the military was easier and pretty common There were apparently at one point in time time so many lesbians in the military that when they tried to crack down on it the girls wrote back and said Look I can give you the names but you'll lose some of your best officers and half your nurses and secretaries And they pretty much shut up about it unless you were especially bad at subtlety Source Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers A good source for gay history from 1900s onwards spart117mc Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers Phelps recalled an extraordinary event One day the general told her I'm giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out' We're going to get rid of them I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me and I said 'Well sir if the general pleases sir I'll be happy to do this investigation for you But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine' And he kind of was taken aback a bit And then this woman standing next to me said 'Sir if the general pleases you must be aware that Sergeant Phelps's name may be second but mine will be first' Then I looked at him and I said 'Sir you're right They're lesbians in the WAC battalion And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks all the section commanders all of the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment -and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then l'll be happy to make the list But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war There have been no cases of illegal pregnancies There have been no cases of AWOL There have been no cases of misconduct And as a matter of fact every six months since we've been here sir the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious service' And he said 'Forget the order' - The Gay Metropolis The Landmark History of Gay Life in America thedevilspanties I've reblogged this before but it didn't have these comments and HOLY HOT DAMN DID IT NEED THEM cheskamouse So when someone sits down to write a fiction about Women commandos and a Dudebro steps in to say Huh that is so unrealistic huh Harold oh Haroldsit down shut up and stay out of our way thefingerfuckingfemalefury History is infinitely gayer than a lot of people want to admit <3 640623 notes World war two is gay all of it Meme







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