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WWII: Homosexual Practices among Black G.I’s

Except from the book Coming Out Under Fire The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two: Two doctors at the 9th General Hospital on Biak, a coral island in the South Pacific, reported much homosexuality among the soldiers and noted that men in a black company, who were prohibited from dating the white women on the island, organized Saturday night parties “in which many men appeared dressed as women and at which homosexual practices were common.”