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Apr 25, 2007 Quickie Link: Ancient Text Shows 'Gay Activist'
By vanrozenheim

(UK) - The 18th Century writings of Thomas Cannon, believed to be one of the first gay activists, have been found by a University of Manchester academic. They were contained in a handwritten scroll indicting the printer of his 1749 work "Ancient And Modern Pederasty Investigated And Exemplified". The indictment suggests the book was an anthology of stories and philosophical texts in defence of male homosexuality. Dr. Hal Gladfelder found the parchment among a box of uncatalogued documents from 1750 while doing research at the National Archives in Kew.

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