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  •  The Mattachine Society (1+ / 0-)
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    commonmass

    (a long time ago, the 1950s, way before the Stonewall riots), was fighting for civil rights in the dark ages of LGBT civil rights. They were mostly male and they encouraged their members to dress in traditional suits and ties. Butch/closeted, and definitely not sissy. Certainly no transvestites or cross-dressers. One of these days I might write about the Mattachine Society on DKos. Harry Hay was an interesting guy.

    But the angle said to them, "Do not be Alfred. A sailor has been born to you"

    by Dbug on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 08:49:40 PM PST

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    •  Harry Hay was a communist. (2+ / 0-)
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      RfrancisR, Dbug

      Not that that is a bad thing, so was I. Just not in that era.

      Going back a bit would be a good thing. Putting all of this in perspective, especially about the movement in pre-feminist days.

      One of these days I'll write about Isherwood, Auden, Spender and Co. which goes back even further and is an even more repressed time.

      Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. equalitymaine.org

      by commonmass on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 08:57:06 PM PST

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