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Gay, Delphine

(Encyclopedia) Gay, Delphine: see Girardin, Delphine Gay de .

gay-feather

(Encyclopedia) gay-feather: see blazing star .

Gay, Sidney Howard

(Encyclopedia) Gay, Sidney Howard, 1814–88, American abolitionist and publisher, b. Hingham, Mass. Following several failed business ventures, he was drawn to the work of the abolitionists and moved ...

Gay, John

(Encyclopedia) Gay, John, 1685–1732, English playwright and poet, b. Barnstaple, Devon. Educated at the local grammar school, he was apprenticed to a silk mercer for a brief time before commencing his liter...

Marvin Gaye

Name at birth: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.Marvin Gaye was an African-American soul singer whose hits included "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You," "Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)" and "Sexual…

gay-rights movement

(Encyclopedia) gay-rights movement, organized efforts to end the criminalization of homosexuality and protect the civil rights of homosexuals. While there was some organized activity on behalf of the r...

Girardin, Delphine Gay de

(Encyclopedia) Girardin, Delphine Gay de dĕlfēn´ gā də zhērärdăN´ [key], 1804–55, French writer; wife of Émile de Girardin. She wrote patriotic poems and, under the pseudonym Vicomte Charles de L...

Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis

(Encyclopedia) Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis zhôzĕf´ lwē gā-lüsäk´ [key], 1778–1850, French chemist and physicist. He was professor in Paris at the Sorbonne, at the Polytechnic School, and at the Jardin...

Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement

Source: Excerpted from The Reader's Companion to American History. Copyright © 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Late in the [19th] century, as large cities allowed for greater…