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Elvira de la Fuente Chaudoir, A.K.A Agent Bronx

Queer people played a significant role in the winning of the second world war, from the famous story of Alan Turing to the hundreds of names behind the scenes. One of those names is Elvira de la Fuente Chaudoir. In any remembrance of this woman’s work, it must be noted that while her work was done below the radar, her life most certainly was not. The daughter of a Peruvian diplomat, she was a woman who loved parties and “favour[ed] the companionship of women who may not be careful of their virginity” according to Deputy Chief Constable Josef Goulder. She was not well-respected, but she was well-known. Considered to be a beautiful “good-time girl” who loved the spotlight and was dismissed because of this, her identity was only revealed years after the war had ended: Agent Bronx. (Read full article)

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makingqueerhistory: We have some new designs …

makingqueerhistory:

We have some new designs up on our redbubble. 

And we have options for our overt and covert queers out there, if you want a small subtle symbolic sticker or a tremendous titled t-shirt we have you covered!

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[Image Description: Ita Rosenzweig and her cousin Frieda Belinfante walk down a street in Warsaw/Poland.]

Frieda Belinfante Part 2

“It was just too early for me. I should be born again. I could have done more, that’s what saddens me. But I’m not an unhappy person. I look for the next thing to do. There’s always something still to do.” (Read Full Article)

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[Image Description: Ita Rosenzweig and her cousin Frieda Belinfante walk down a street in Warsaw/Poland.]

Frieda Belinfante

In a world like ours, women like Frieda Belinfante are dearly needed. The first woman in Europe to be artistic director, conductor of an ongoing professional orchestral ensemble, and cellist, she was a woman who put her passions to the side when it became evident that the world around her needed something more. Let us look together at Frieda Belinfante, a queer woman who shaped the world and protected those around her. (Read Full Article)

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Do you have anything on specifically bisexual …

Do you have anything on specifically bisexual history?

While we don’t have any articles on bi history as a whole (that’d be nearly impossible to cover I think, given how extensive and wide-reaching bi folks are), we do have several articles on individual bisexual folks!

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makingqueerhistory:

Don’t let people convince you that queer history is unimportant. That we are a side note, that our identities aren’t important enough to be mentioned in anything but the footnotes. While you cannot blame any one source for the erasure of our history you most certainly can hold every source accountable. Don’t let people off the hook for a second when they try to ignore the history of our community, we deserve better.

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Queer history did not start with Stonewall. That doesn’t make Stonewall unimportant but it is critical to realize that by only talking about queer history in context of Stonewall and America is erasure, and feeds into the attitude that queerness is somehow a recent development.

Even if it is not intentional, the impact of not directly addressing the fact that there are queer people and queer movements before Stonewall is harmful.  

makingqueerhistory: Lesbia Harford

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Lesbia Harford

In the course of this project, we’ve looked at dozens of stories, dozens of lives. The most excited and difficult part is often picking through all of the stories to find the truth. So often our stories are rewritten when we are no longer around the tell them. In uncovering our history, we must find the truth of the lives lived and not the truth we want. (Read Full Article)

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Lesbia Harford

In the course of this project, we’ve looked at dozens of stories, dozens of lives. The most excited and difficult part is often picking through all of the stories to find the truth. So often our stories are rewritten when we are no longer around the tell them. In uncovering our history, we must find the truth of the lives lived and not the truth we want. (Read Full Article)

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I think the hard times have passed now, the co…

I think the hard times have passed now, the community is stronger and our response (to homophobia) is much more active and aggressive than before.

But we need to continue to strengthen young people from the LGBT community to understand and to continue the challenge, because it’s not finished yet –- I think it’s just the beginning.