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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures concern the behaviors, beliefs, knowledge, and references shared by members of sexual minorities or general erotomaniacs.



The first mention to such clubs are the 18th century French "sociétés d'amour" La Paroisse, l'Ordre de la Félicité and the Anandrynes. The authenticity of these reports is dubious to say the least. One example of a entirely fictional club presented as authentic was Les Aphrodites, in the eponymous novel by Nerciat.

The first club of this sort of which the authenticity has been proved was Francis Dashwood's The Medmenham Monks, a.k.a. The Hell-Fire Club.

20th century

Among the first to argue that members of sexual minorities can constitute cultural minorities as well as being just individuals were Adolf Brand, Magnus Hirschfeld and Leontine Sagan in Germany. These pioneers were followed later, in the USA, by the Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis.

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