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Homosexual wasn't in my vocabulary in the '50s


Jean turned 13 in 1948 and talks about the lack of at the time.

"I was a teenager in the fifties; all the words that we use now all the time - lesbian, homosexual, homophobe - I wouldn’t have known them, they were not in my vocabulary. They may have been in some peoples’ but definitely not in mine and so all I can tell you is I just knew I wasn’t like other girls of my age".

Contributed by: Jean Turley, 72

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