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Meriel reports that her aunt referred to her gay godfather as a ‘’, which was the terminology at the time.

“I think gay people were known and accepted at the time as friends, but it was all hush hush and (heterosexual) people had a surreptitious way of talking about it, such as ‘Pansy’; gay men used to refer to themselves as ‘’ at this time’.."

Contributed by: Meriel Bloor ne Monsell, 72

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