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Cuban-American poet, playwright and social commentator
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writer; journalist; screenwriter; poet; novelist, film critic
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Toronto
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Canadian war artist (22 January 1909 – 13 January 1980), designer and illustrator.
Member of the Arts and Letters Club (Toronto) and lodge member of the Toronto Theosophical Society.
Supporter of the early career of Harry Somers, whose mother, Ruth, was also a member of the TTS
Gay content uncertain
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Performing Artist (Dancer)
Born Beulah Maud Durrant in 1873 in Toronto, Allan was the daughter of William Allan Durrant, a shoemaker, and Isa (also known as Isabella) Matilda Hutchinson Durrant. At an early age she moved to San Francisco. After studying music and dance in Europe for five years she made her dance debut in Vienna in 1903. In 1918 a production of Oscar Wilde's Salome was planned for London, England, with Allan in the lead role. Noel Pemberton-Billing, publisher of the newspaper The Vigilante, used the occasion to attack German influence in London and perversion in particular. It was suggested that the subscribers to this special benefit might be part of a group found in the German Black Book - supposedly a list of 47,000 names of persons of doubtful morality who could easily be blackmailed. Allan was accused of belonging to the "Cult of the Clitoris," a group said to involve "the wives of men in supreme position ... In lesbian ecstasy the most sacred secrets of State were betrayed. The sexual peculiarities of the members of the Peerage were used as a leverage to open fruitful fields of espionage." Allan sued Billing for libel and a sensational trial followed. Among those testifying were Robbie Ross and Lord Alfred Douglas. On June 6, 1918, the Toronto Daily Star reported: "Allegation against dancer is withdrawn: Pemberton-Billing merely alleged Maud Allen pandered to certain vices." Allan lost her lawsuit.
The Times (London) used the word "lesbian" for perhaps the first time, in its coverage of the Allan trial
Related Material
Walkowitz, Judith R. "The 'vision of Salome': cosmopolitanism and erotic dancing in Central London, 1908-1918." American Historical Review. 108(2): 337-376, Apr 2003.
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American journalist and syndicated newspaper columnist from the 1930s through the 1970s. His influential journalism and status as a top insider in Washington was prominent from 1945 to the late 1960s, often in conjunction with his brother Stewart Alsop.
Alsop kept his homosexuality a closely guarded secret all of his life.[8] Richard Helms called him "a scrupulously closeted homosexual".[9] Nevertheless, Senator Joseph McCarthy insinuated that Alsop was homosexual in the course of a dispute with the Saturday Evening Post about its coverage of his campaign to remove "perverts" from government employment. When McCarthy implied that Alsop was not "healthy and normal", a Post editor vouched for him: "I know Alsop well, and I know he is a man of high character, with great courage and integrity" -- Wiki
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Anderson, Milo Leon, 1910-1984

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Chicago
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Costume designer, died in Los Angeles
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Appel, Bram
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Toronto
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Venture capitalist understood both ends of the corporate ladder
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Balistreri, Violetta
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Edmonton
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Educator, theorist, musician
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Armstrong, Herbert W.

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Pasadena
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founder and pastor-general of the Worldwide Church of God and orginator of The Plain Truth
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Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys

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Florida School for Boys
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AGDS
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Marianna
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Human remains have been found buried in the grounds of a notorious former juvenile detention centre
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