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    Roscoe, here's more info for you from the past:

    Hidden histories of Aotearoa's queer war veterans laid bare

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/las...rans-laid-bare
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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Roscoe, here's more info for you from the past:

    Hidden histories of Aotearoa's queer war veterans laid bare

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/las...rans-laid-bare
    It's certainly nothing new zqwerty but THIS guy was the Queen of them all.

    He was an absolute laugh a second.
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    I think Oscar Wilde was very witty and clever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde

    Here's more notable gay men:
    Alan Turing (RIP) ...
    Elton John. ...
    George Michael (RIP) ...
    Freddie Mercury (RIP) ...
    David Bowie (RIP) ...
    Sir Ian McKellen. ...
    Stephen Fry. ...
    Miriam Margolyes

    and: https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-g...ay-and-lesbian

    and men who were gay that never came out: https://www.ranker.com/list/gay-cele...lectionId=1497
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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Roscoe, here's more info for you from the past:

    Hidden histories of Aotearoa's queer war veterans laid bare

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/las...rans-laid-bare
    That was very interesting, thank you, Zqwerty. And as BM said, nothing new but an intriguing article nevertheless. And do you remember Carmen? I certainly do. Quite a character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    I think Oscar Wilde was very witty and clever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde

    Here's more notable gay men:
    Alan Turing (RIP) ...
    Elton John. ...
    George Michael (RIP) ...
    Freddie Mercury (RIP) ...
    David Bowie (RIP) ...
    Sir Ian McKellen. ...
    Stephen Fry. ...
    Miriam Margolyes

    and: https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-g...ay-and-lesbian

    and men who were gay that never came out: https://www.ranker.com/list/gay-cele...lectionId=1497
    Bloody Hell, I didn't know Oscar was AC/DC
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Bloody Hell, I didn't know Oscar was AC/DC
    Hell, until I looked at the list, I thought you meant Oscar The Grouch That would be upsetting!
    Soo...... Google tells me it was Bert & Ernie - just a rumour though.
    (The Muppets, for the benefit of those who don't watch any American TV. )

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    Re Oscar Wilde, I'm surprised you didn't know about him being gay, BM, I thought it was one of the things that made him well-known besides his wit.

    My grandparents were still mortified by the scandal in the 1950's, he had an affair with a rich man's son and it ended badly with Oscar in jail and eventually dying there I seem to remember.

    Before he fell into dis-repute he made a speaking tour of America where he came up against some scathing American wits and came off second best a couple of times not because of any references to his being gay but just due to faster mouths.

    Here's a beautiful example of Oscar's wit:

    Oscar Wilde Quotes

    "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between"
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    You see Roscoe you are in tune with Oscar Wilde as far as you both feel about America.
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    I didn't know Miriam Margoyles was a gay man either

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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between"
    On reflection I think he nailed it.
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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