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LGBT People Of History Part Seventy Four Eva Gore-Booth

Updated on April 17, 2012
Eva Gore-Booth (right) with her sister Constance at the opening of Drumcliffe Creamery in 1895.
Eva Gore-Booth (right) with her sister Constance at the opening of Drumcliffe Creamery in 1895. | Source

Eva Gore-Booth

Eva Selina Laura Gore-Booth (1870 – 1926) was a writer, suffragist and activist. She came from a very privileged background and was born in County Sligo in Ireland. Later she reacted against this background and helped people in need. In 1895, she came down with tuberculosis and then met Esther Roper whilst convalescing in Italy. Esther was half Irish. They fell in love with each other.

When Eva returned to Ireland to Sligo she started a branch of the Irish Women’s Suffrage and Local Government Association. She then went to Manchester to live with Esther. They both were very active in the suffrage movement. By this time Eva had rejected her previous privileged lifestyle.

By 1916, they both started a journal called ‘Urania’ which was a pioneering publication dealing with female gender and sexuality issues. She was also heavily involved in the 1916 Uprising in Ireland helping to get a reprieve for her sister who had been sentenced to death. They both also worked for prison reform and the abolition of capital punishment.

Eva also wrote poetry. Her work was praised by Yeats.

When Eva grew old she was no longer able to do active work but she carried on writing poetry. She suffered a long illness and was lovingly looked after by Esther before dying in 1926 in London.

After her death Esther lovingly collected her poems and had them published and wrote an introduction to the book. They were devoted until the end.

Ian and Callum.

With thanks to Wikipedia.

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    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you Michele, your very right they were very brave and true pioneers.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      These women were very brave. Together they were able to do so much. It is sad we still have so many prejudices today.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you laurathegentleman

      So glad that you have enjoyed reading, there were so many LGBT people in history who have overcame the many prejudices that we still face today, and we can draw inspiration from them, in our plight to overcome the same.

      There are so many more to come I hope you will pop back and read them x

      Thanks again laurathegentleman x

    • laurathegentleman profile image


      6 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

      Very interesting! I've never known much about LGBT figures from history, but I'm amazed to see how these people overcame the prejudices against that lifestyle that were present back then!


    • alian346 profile image


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Another true pioneer, Cal.



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