1904: The First Lesbian Feminist Speaks
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Published in: May-June 2004 issue.

“The Women’s Movement is a historical and cultural necessity. Homosexuality is a historical and cultural necessity, and homosexuality is an obvious and natural bridge between man and woman.” With this pronouncement in a speech delivered just one century ago, in Germany, Anna Rüling became the first known lesbian activist.

Until very recently, little had been known about the life of Anna Rüling.

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