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Gay Pioneer from the 19th Century Remembered

14/09/2021

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs is remembered this week by the gay and bi male pagan blog at Antinous the Gay God. Mr Ulrich's is well known in the German gay movement as an important predecessor to today's LGBTQIA activism. In 1864, some three years before the first recorded use of the word “homosexual”, Ulrichs came out to friends and family and started using the printed media (the only media that existed in those days before radio) to agitate for equal rights for urnings, a word that denoted male and female gay people in that era. As part of his gay-rights lobbying effort, he wrote dozens of pamphlets with titles such as "Researches on the Riddle of Man-Manly Love" aimed at dispelling homophobic myths about same-sex love. Mr Ulrichs was born on August 28th 1825 and died in 1895 in Italy. There are streets named for him in the German cities of Munich, Bremen and Hanover. 

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