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1807: No Less Sacred to Them than the Tie of Marriage

I passed a few days in the valley of one of those streams of northern Vermont, which find their way into Champlain. If I were permitted to draw aside the veil of private life, I would briefly give you the … Continue reading

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1920: Drag

Drag ball in the USSR, 1920’s From a review of Dan Healey’s Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: Famously, the Russian Revolution brought the decriminalization of homosexuality in an act both nearly unique in Europe and astonishingly advanced in a country … Continue reading

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1737: The One Was Dress’d as a Man

In the early 18th century, “Fleet Marriages” were clandestine and unsanctioned marriages that were conducted in London’s Fleet prison, or in the rough neighborhoods surrounding it. They took place away from the home parishes of the spouses, often without marriage … Continue reading

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