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Hollywood’s Dahling & A Furious Lesbian

First here is the chart of Actresses and their relationship from this time. Tallulah Bankhead Born: January 31, 1902     Died: December 12, 1968 What she did: Actress Facts: Tallulah was born on January 31 st , 1902 in Huntsville Alabama on her parent’s second wedding anniversary. Her father was from a political family and […]

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Three Trans Trailblazers

Dora Richter Born: 1891   Died: 1933 What she did: First known person to undergo complete male-to-female gender reassignment surgery Facts: Richter was born to a poor farming family in 1891 and raised as male. Early in childhood, Richter displayed a “tendency to act and carry on in a feminine way”. At the age of 6 years, […]

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A Perfect Piece of African Sculpture & A Convent Burning Opera Singer

Gladys Bentley Born: August 12, 1907     Died: January 18, 1960 What she did: Harlem Renaissance Entertainer Facts: Gladys was born in Pennsylvania. Her father George was American and her mother, Mary, was Trinidadian. Unfortunately, hers was not a happy childhood. The eldest of 4 children in a low-income family, Gladys struggled. It didn’t help that […]

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A Drag Queen Scorned & The Drag Mother

Sylvia Rivera Born: July 2nd, 1951     Died: February 19, 2002 What she did: Self-identified drag queen who fought tirelessly for transgender rights, as well as for the rights of gender-nonconforming people. Facts: Sylvia was born as Ray Rivera, on July 2nd, 1951 in the Bronx, New York and lived most of her life in or […]