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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…

The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline

This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from 1924 to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of Harvey Milk; the "Don't Ask, Don't…

Gay, Delphine

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


(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…

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 Healing."…

John Keats: To Leigh Hunt, Esq.

by JohnKeats"What more felicity can fall t..."Places of nestling green for ...To Leigh Hunt, Esq. To Leigh Hunt, Esq. Glory and loveliness have passed away; For if we wander out in…

Rich, John

(Encyclopedia) Rich, John, 1692–1761, English actor-manager. Rich introduced pantomime to England, himself playing (1717–60) the role of Harlequin in annual performances. His successful production of…