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On This Gay Day: Maureen Colquhoun was born in Eastbourne

Maureen Colquhoun was born on this day in 1928 In 1974 Colquhoun made history when she became the first lesbian, who had been public about her sexuality, to be elected as a member of the British Parliament. Born Maureen Smith in 1928, she was raided in a politically active household in Eastbourne. After completing her […]

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On This Gay Day: Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass

In 1855 poet Walt Whitman’s best known work is published Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was first published on this day in 1855. The poet’s best known work is also considered the clearest indication that Whitman was same-sex attracted. Whitman who was born in 1819 is one of the most influential American poets, considered the […]

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