LGBTQ* Odd/Off-Topic History
Anti-cross-dressing laws passed heavily in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century.
San Francisco’s 1863 Ordinance:
If any person shall appear in a public place in a state of nudity, or in a dress not belonging to his or her sex, or in an indecent or lewd dress, or shall make any indecent exposure of his or her person, or be found guilty of any lewd or indecent act or behavior, or shall exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play, or other representation, he should be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall pay a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars.
$500.00 (1863) = $8805 (2010 - estimated)
( text: Susan Stryker Transgender History
Conversion based on 1863 holding a $17.61 = $1.00 (2010)
portrait: Francis Martin Drexel (1792-1863) Double Portrait 1822 )