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==LGBT history==
 
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A book by Xavier Mayne, privately printed in 1908, claimed that there were many soldier prostitutes in Aldershot <ref> Weeks, Jeffrey page 122 in 'Historical Perspectives on Homosexuality' edited by Licata and Petersen (1981) (Haworth Press; New York)) </ref>.
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[[Harold Gillies]] worked at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot. In 1951 he carried out gender reassignment surgery on [[Roberta Cowell]] (previously known as Robert Cowell) (1918-2011), the first known male to female surgery in the country.
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The singer [[Steve Strange]] grew up there.
 
The singer [[Steve Strange]] grew up there.
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The Canadian MP [[Libby Davies]] was born in Aldershot in 1953.<ref>http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biod1/davies01.html</ref>
 
The Canadian MP [[Libby Davies]] was born in Aldershot in 1953.<ref>http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biod1/davies01.html</ref>
  
In 2013 plans were announced for a new gay bar in Aldershot.<ref>http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/new-gay-bar-plans-aldershot-6337393</ref>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 19:08, 13 June 2019

A sign for Aldershot Military Town
Aldershot is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire. It has long been known as one of the British Army's major garrison towns.

LGBT history

A book by Xavier Mayne, privately printed in 1908, claimed that there were many soldier prostitutes in Aldershot [1].

Harold Gillies worked at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot. In 1951 he carried out gender reassignment surgery on Roberta Cowell (previously known as Robert Cowell) (1918-2011), the first known male to female surgery in the country.


The singer Steve Strange grew up there.

The Canadian MP Libby Davies was born in Aldershot in 1953.[2]


References

  1. Weeks, Jeffrey page 122 in 'Historical Perspectives on Homosexuality' edited by Licata and Petersen (1981) (Haworth Press; New York))
  2. http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biod1/davies01.html