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Gay Sailor Winning the Hand of a Handsome Prince?

An ancient fairytale has a gay character as its lead, winning the hand of his prince, and prevailing over evil.

Cornish writer and illustrator Pete Jordi Wood has explained how queer folklore was erased from history, but revealed that he has managed to rescue one “fabulously gay” fairytale.

Lily WakefieldPink News

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‘P.S. Burn this Letter Please’, a Documentary

New York City in the 1950s and 60s when drag was illegal.

Drag might have finally hit the mainstream with the success of series like RuPaul’s Drag Race and We’re Here, but the art of female illusion has always been part of the queer community.

A new documentary, P.S. Burn This Letter Please, shows what life was like for New York City drag queens during the 1950s and 60s when drag was illegal.

Christopher RudolphNewNowNext

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‘Boston Marriages’ in the Suffragette Movement

One can imagine it was likely the same here in Canada.

Queer women are leading the charge in the fight for gun control, reproductive rights and other critical causes. But a century ago, they were also at the forefront of one of the most important issues of the day: Women’s suffrage.

Kristina MarusicNewNowNext

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