You gotta have art:
Queer artist Paul Cadmus (b. NYC) was best known for his drawings
and paintings of male nudes.
After working as a commercial illustrator, he went on to achieve success and notoriety
as a mural painter for the WPA Public Works of Art project.
Most of these works were painted in U.S. Post Offices during the 1930s.
Because much of his art pushed the envelope of homosexuality, eroticism and social criticism, some of his works were removed from public exhibitions because of public outcry.
This publicity furthered his career.