Happy birthday, Barbara Deming (July 23, 1917 – Aug. 2, 1984)! ‪#‎Feminist‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. LGBTQ activist. Writer. Poet. Civil rights activist. Anti-war activist. Women’s rights activist. Advocate for non-violent social change. War tax resister. Involved in a long-term relationship with writer/artist Mary Meigs. Born in New York City. Died in Sugarloaf Key, Florida.
~The Mennonite Matriarchal Movement Heroes Series.

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Happy birthday, Ruth Ellis (July 23, 1899 – Oct. 5, 2000)! Legendary gay rights activist. Ruth was an out lesbian from the age of 16, when she realized she was gay. In her twenties, she met Ceciline “Babe” Franklin, the woman who became her life partner. In 1937, Ruth and Ceciline moved to Detroit where Ruth started a printing business. Their home became a meeting place and refuge for the African-American gay community. Later in life Ruth became a well-known figure in the broader LGBT community, nationally as well as locally. She died in her sleep at the age of 101.
~The Mennonite Matriarchal Movement Heroes Series.

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