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Mar 12, 2007 Quickie Link: Gay, lesbian group honors controversial Jamestown figure
By vanrozenheim

(USA) - Records don't show whether Richard Cornish felt like a martyr almost 400 years ago as he stood on a Jamestown gallows with a rope around his neck. But he was adopted as one by the William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association. GALA and a number of activists and historians recognize Cornish as the first man prosecuted and executed for homosexuality in the British North American colonies.

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