Edward Carpenter (1844-1929)

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Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was a queer socialist who wrote one of the earliest publications supporting LGBTQ rights titled "The Intermediate Sex" which inspired discussions on the topic by prominent advocates like Emma Goldman (1869-1940). Edward Carpenter shares a burial place with his life partner, George Merrill, in England.


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  • The Indianapolis Times (1902), Edward Carpenter discusses Walt Whitman's life and describes "his expressions of live toward men and toward women put practically on an equality."
  • The Evening Star (1906), newspaper advertisement for Edward Carpenter's published book "Days With Walt Whitman" (1906)