While Victorians called prostitution 'The Great Social Evil' they considered it a necessary evil to alleviate natural male lust without sullying "respectable" women. The life of a Victorian prostitute was usually far from 'gay'.
"Physical signals of Mental Danger" “Exhibit on Mental Hygiene”, Washington, D. 1924 ********* or, the person could have organic brain disease, or a lot of vector-borne illnesses. glad i didn't live then.
"It is a dull yet lurid orange in some places, a sickly sulphur tint in others." The narrator describes her distaste for the yellow wallpaper in her room. The Yellow Wallpaper III by ~hyperphagia on deviantART