This is one mother's account explaining how she was able to prove that one of the most well-liked men in her community was preying upon the local 14 year-old boys:
"He was a handsome man, a bachelor - tall, blonde, with a perfect set of teeth and a fine, open countenance. There was nothing feminine there, although it is true that he appeared to lack most of the petty male vices. He did not smoke, drink or swear. I never heard him tell an off-color story... There was something about him - poise, dignity - that demanded respect..."
"This man - not married? But why?"
Another 1950's article about gays can be read here