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The Story Of Ruth Ellis, Who Became Known As The Oldest Surviving Open Lesbian In U.S. At 101

Throughout her life, Ruth Charlotte Ellis from Detroit was an advocate of the rights of gays and lesbians, and of African Americans. Becoming widely known as the oldest surviving open lesbian at age 101 in America, Ellis came out as a lesbian around 1915. That was quite a dangerous thing for anyone to do at the time, especially for a Black woman. But she was one who was never afraid of being herself.
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Ruth Ellis

Marilyn Ruth Ellis, daughter of John Orville Goodwin and Eula Carolyn (Ashby) Goodwin was born August 2, 1942 in Osceola, Iowa and went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 22, 2021 at 79 years of age. Ruth received her education at Mormon Trail High School graduating in...
OSCEOLA, IA
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