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And then came the Flower Children and other counter-cultural pioneers, including legendary gay activist Harvey Milk, the nation's first openly gay person to be elected to office.
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Retrieved 4 April The term "fairy" was a common slur in America during the period of — Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. The historical concept and definition of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example the word "gay" was not used to describe sexual orientation until the mid 20th century. The Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang. Enter your birthday Day Month Year. Archived from the original on 17 May