Thursday, March 23, 2006

Gladys Bentley the original Missy Elliot??

Gladys Bentley (1907 - 1960) Legendary Lesbian performer

Advertisement for Mona's Club 440 in 1942, with the explicit use of the word "gay" featured prominently. The word "gay" during the 1940s also denoted "happy," and to the casual reader even the reference to "butch," meaning masculine in gay argot, might have escaped attention

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