A widely well-reviewed work not only for those interested in GLBTIIQ literature and works, but for anyone who seriously desires or should be exposed stories that highlight the discrimination that existed yet still sadly continues. We are all the same as humans, let’s remember that, no matter where we live, our ethnicity or culture: or who we choose or need to love.

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

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January 15, 2012


The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
Paulette Mahurin
In 1895, shortly after Britain changed its laws to make homosexual activity a criminal offense, Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for “indecency.” He was sentenced to two years of hard labor; slept on a hard wood board, ate watery porridge, was ordered to walk a treadmill for six hours a day and was denied pencil and paper. All this, for loving another man, wanting to be with that person, all very natural for him, no different than any other part of nature that can’t help itself from what presents, like a dog from wagging its tail, a cat from meowing, a bird from taking flight or a leaf of grass from being green.
When the news of Wilde’s imprisonment went out over telegraphs worldwide, it changed attitudes about same sex relationships from that of…

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