TIL about Gladys Bentley, a lesbian blues singer who wore men’s clothing and added dirty lyrics to songs

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It’s hilarious when young people think that they’re the first generation to invent swearing or to have sex.

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Later in her life (in the 1950s) she claimed that her lesbianism was “cured” by medical treatment, started wearing dresses and married a man.

Aqquila89

Lizzo Sr

JustmyInternet

You can’t fool me. That’s Missy Elliot.

Oswarez

Says fanny in a song. Ohhh the humanity

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