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More Than Friends: LGBTQ In History In Maryland

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It’s not as if no one was gay, lesbian or gender fluid in the founding days of America; it’s just not much reflected in recorded history. What was it like to be gay a century, or two or three, ago? Preservation Maryland and Historic London Town and Gardens examine that question in a five part lecture series called ‘LGBTQ+ History in Maryland.’ We meet with historian Chris Mielke, who previews his entry in the series: “More than friends: The Queer Chesapeake in the 18th 19th and 20th centuries.” 

For more information about the lecture series, visit this link.

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