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During her five years in Parliament, she campaigned for laws on abortion rights, gender balance and greater protection for prostitutes. She fought off efforts to de-select her in after it emerged she was in a relationship with another woman. Maureen Colquhoun was a feminist pioneer and paved the way for all those of us who came after her - RIP. She introduced a number of high-profile bills which, while they did not become law, highlighted major social issues and paved the way for future reforms.
Maureen Colquhoun: Tributes paid to first openly lesbian MP
Over the past 70 years, the history of acceptance of the lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB community within the United States has seen much change and fluctuation. One of the places that this dialogue has been preserved is through the syndicated advice columns of Dear Abby and Ann Landers, in which individuals in the United States were writing in for advice to deal with their anxiety over a newly emerging and highly visible new community of individuals once considered to be mentally ill and dangerous. Using discourse analysis, this article traces the evolution of public and scientific opinions about the LGBT community during the years leading up to the Stonewall riots all the way to right before the AIDs epidemic. This analysis sheds light on several moral panics that emerged regarding this newly visible population, especially in regard to disturbances within the domestic sphere and a stigmatization of bisexuality.