History of Censorship (USA)

From LGBTQIA+ Archives

The USA has a history of censoring LGBTQIA+ themes, characters, and ideas throughout history. Here some of the history will be archived.


Mae West's The Drag Banned in New York (1927)

  • Mae West's play The Drag is banned in the State of New York, some of the cast is arrested. The play is reported to have had strong "homosexual" themes (February 1, 1927).

Evening Star Confirms Radclyffe Hall was Censored (1936)

  • The Evening Star confirms Radclyffe Hall was censored but eventually won in U.S. courts (January 30th, 1936).

Tennessee Williams Describes Filming Censorship (1954)