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Gladys Bentley was a blues singer during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s.
She would appear onstage as an openly lesbian drag king, and was later backed by a chorus line of drag queens.
Ruth Ellis was the oldest-known "open" lesbian when she died at the ripe old age of 100.
She came out when she was just 16, graduated high school in spite of considerable adversity, and set up a successful printing business.
She also had affairs with Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and our good friend Tallulah Bankhead.
Alla Nazimova was a wild, beautiful silent movie star and stage actor who openly conducted relationships with other women.
Instead the Celto-Irish helped to hasten the end of Roman control over Britain by constantly raiding the British coastline, capturing slaves and booty.
One of those captured slaves helped to convert the Irish to Christianity - the Romano-British Saint Patrick in the mid-fifth century AD.
She was openly lesbian, dressed in men's clothing, and had a relationship with Dolly Wilde, Oscar Wilde's niece, who she lived with for a time in Paris.
This Parisian female clown and entertainer regularly performed at the Moulin Rouge in the 1890s.
She was a favourite subject of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who painted a variety of intimate scenes showing Cha-U-Kao with her female lovers.
The picture after that is very uncertain, but it seems most likely that several small waves of settlers arrived at various subsequent stages.
At some point after about 500 BC, there were certainly arrivals by Indo-European Celts (and perhaps even as early as 2000 BC), and they remained fully independent as Ireland was never conquered by the Romans.