Nostalgia

54 Rare Historical Photos Of Drag Queens Before It Was Safe To Be Out!

by Todd Briscoe

...and out.

...and out.

Late 1950s: Casa Susanna, a resort-house in the Catskills of New York, was born.

Late 1950s: Casa Susanna, a resort-house in the Catskills of New York, was born.

1959: Casa Susanna provided a safe retreat for heterosexual men who enjoyed dressing in women’s clothes.

1959: Casa Susanna provided a safe retreat for heterosexual men who enjoyed dressing in women’s clothes.

1961: For many of Casa Susanna’s visitors, it was a welcome respite from having to adhere to the usual social norms.

1961: For many of Casa Susanna’s visitors, it was a welcome respite from having to adhere to the usual social norms.

1962: Casa Susanna continued to grow through the early 1960s.

1962: Casa Susanna continued to grow through the early 1960s.

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