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Karl M Baer: First Transgender Person To Undergo Female-To-Male (FTM) Surgery

Karl M Baer:  Who Was He? Karl M. Baer was born as Martha, in 1885 Germany – and he was buried in 1956 in Bat Yam (Israel), as Karl M. Baer. During that time, he managed to become a feminist activist, to undergo the first known sex-reassignment surgery, to move to Israel, to become an insurance agent – and live in a polyamorous relationship with two women in Bat Yam. Despite all this, so few…

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: The 17-year-old Who Proved That She Was Smarter Than Mexico’s Experts

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Who Was She? Born in 1651, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a Mexican nun, scholar, author and feminist. She was a polymath whose mastery of multiple fields such as literature, philosophy, science, and music made her a remarkable figure in history. At the ripe age of 17, she proved to be an intellectual powerhouse when she debated Mexico’s leading experts and won. She is widely considered one…

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10 Black Female Authors To Read in 2023 [NEW & CLASSICS]

African-American women have always been major contributors to literature in the United States, yet often their stories are overlooked or undervalued. However, there is an ever-growing lineup of talented black female authors who are reclaiming their space and making waves. From the earliest days of African-American literature to now, these writers have created powerful works that explore topics such as race, family dynamics, motherhood, freedom and relationships – and their stories are just as important…

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Frieda Belinfante: The Jew who dressed up like a man and fought in the Dutch resistance

Frieda Belinfante: Early Life Frieda Belinfante was the first woman to conduct an orchestra in Europe, a Jewish woman who fought in the Dutch resistance, and also –  a lesbian who was fired from running the Orange County orchestra in California for living her life as an out lesbian, back when being an LGBTQ person was still considered a mental disorder. She was born in Amsterdam in 1904 and showed musical talent from a young…

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Candace Parker: The Must-Know Story of the WNBA’s Game-Changer

Candance Parker: Who Is She? Candace Parker is the first female basketball player to dunk during an NCAA tournament, and is considered one of the greatest players ever. She is also the first WNBA player with 6,000 points, 3,000 rebounds, 1,500 assists as well as the first women to be featured on the cover of the popular NBA 2K game. She is the younger daughter of former NBA player Larry Parker. Candace was a star…

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James Baldwin: America’s Tortured, Gay & Black Author

James Baldwin: Who Was He? Writer James Baldwin is often cited as one of the most important African American authors of the 20th century. But his work was far more than that. \He wasa also an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and civil rights activist. He is best known for his reflections on race in America and the human condition. His works address complex social issues such as racism, classism, sexism, and colonialism with great…

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Famous Lesbians in History: Ultimate List [2023 UPDATED]

Throughout history, there have been a number of notable queer women who have made their mark on the world. From Queen Christina of Sweden to Anne Lister, these brave individuals were not afraid to express themselves and live openly as lesbians, even when it was illegal or not talked about. Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) was queen regnant of the Swedish Empire from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. She…

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Willem Arondeus: The Gay Men That Led The Dutch Resistance

Willem Arondeus: Who Was He? Arondeus was a Dutch artist and author who is best known for his role in the resistance during World War II. In 1943, he founded Brandarisbrief, a publication that criticized the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and advocated for resistance. He also led a group of resistance fighters in an attack on the identity cards office in Amsterdam, for which he was arrested and executed. Today, Arondeus is remembered as…

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