Sixty-six years ago, The Well of Loneliness, which explores the homosexual love between a young girl and an older woman, was banned in Britain despite the support of many famous authors after a celebrated obscenity trial.
It was the first novel in the English language to treat the subject of lesbianism in a mature, compassionate and honest fashion.
(Photograph omitted)ADMIRERS of the pioneering lesbian novelist Marguerite Radclyffe Hall gathered yesterday for an informal ceremony to celebrate the restoration of her burial vault in Highgate's western cemetery.
Gay and lesbian cruise passengers haven't been shy about their enthusiasm, either.
There are now dozens of Facebook pages and online forums, such as Cruise Critics' Gay and Lesbian Cruisers board, where information about cruise lines is readily shared.
Staying in the closet meant Page became subject to various media reports linking her to male co-stars including Canadian actor Mark Rendall, X-Men star Ben Foster and latterly her East co-star Alexander Skarsgard.'I would talk about being gay, make jokes about it, or go to a meeting and [mention it] - because I'm also producing and starring in a lesbian civil rights movie [Freeheld starring Julianne Morore] and I've been working on it for years,' she tells The Hollywood Reporter.
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'I used to wish that it was a switch that I could turn, and play the game and do the thing and put on the thing and smile and whatever,' she recalls.