PRIDE MONTH: #GAYICON RUTH ELLIS

As far as I’m concerned, this woman is not just an icon, she’s a total badass. Gay Rights activist Ruth Ellis (1899-2000) is widely recognized for being the oldest openly gay lesbian upon her death aged 101. Tennessee-born Ellis came out sometime around 1915, and stayed out for the rest of her life. Throughout her life, […]

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there are some things I know I can write about again and again and still not come anywhere close to what I want to say

the worst thing about loss isn’t actually that someone is gone but in that they’re no longer there. You think, immediately after someone dies, the pain can’t get any worse. But. It’s when you turn around and talk to someone and you realise they’re no longer there that it hits you, that there’s no thing […]

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Clement Attlee: a short look

Clement Attlee was not, as you may have heard, “a modest little man with plenty to be modest about”. Churchill didn’t say this, like you might think: he knew a formidable politician when he saw one. It was actually coined by the left-wing journalist Claud Cockburn. Clement Attlee, despite often being heralded in academia as […]

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