#QueerHeroes Day 10 – Candy Darling

#QueerHeroes Day 10. Candy Darling. Candy was born in 1944. After learning "the mysteries of sex from a local salesman in a children's shoe store," she began presenting as feminine and frequenting a queer bar called The Hayloft. When her mother confronted her about the rumors, Candy went in the next room then returned to face …

#QueerHeroes Day 9 – E.M. Forster

#QueerHeroes Day 9. E.M. Forster Forster was an English novelist most known for writing A Room With a View, Passage to India, and Howard's End. However, at the second half of his life he never published another novel; only occasional short stories and essays. This sudden drop in output mystified historians until a collection of papers …

#QueerHeroes Day 6 – Edward Sagarin (Alias: Donald Webster Cory)

#QueerHeroes Day 6. Edward Sagarin (Alias: Donald Webster Cory). I was conflicted about including him, but his contributions are undeniable and his story is an interesting one. Sagarin was born in 1913. He married his wife in the 30’s and worked in the perfume and cosmetics industry. But he led a double life. Under the pseudonym …