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LGBTQ* People You Should Know
Dorothy Thompson
* American Journalist
* Time magazine named her one of the two most influential women in America in 1939 (the other was E. Roosevelt)
* Known for her column “On the Record”
—> printed thrice-weekly nationally
—> was read by millions and one of the most popular columns of it’s time
* Thompson interviewed Adolf Hitler in 1931 (for Cosmopolitan)
—> first reporter to write about the threat of Hitler
* Though married to Sinclair Lewis, it was well known that their marriage was not a happy union and Thompson had many affairs with women. 
—> including writer Christa Winsloe and Gertrude Tone
No people ever recognize their dictator in advance. He never stands for election on the platform of dictatorship. He always represents himself as the instrument [of]the Incorporated National Will. When our dictator turns up you can depend on it that he will be one of the boys, and he will stand for everything traditionally American. And nobody will ever say “Heil” to him, nor will they call him “Führer” or “Duce.” But they will greet him with one great big, universal democratic, sheeplike bleat of “OK, Cheif! Fix it like you wanna, Chief! Oh, Kaaaay!” — Thompson, 1935

some information taken from the text: Queers In History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals

LGBTQ* People You Should Know

Dorothy Thompson

* American Journalist

* Time magazine named her one of the two most influential women in America in 1939 (the other was E. Roosevelt)

* Known for her column “On the Record”

—> printed thrice-weekly nationally

—> was read by millions and one of the most popular columns of it’s time

* Thompson interviewed Adolf Hitler in 1931 (for Cosmopolitan)

—> first reporter to write about the threat of Hitler

* Though married to Sinclair Lewis, it was well known that their marriage was not a happy union and Thompson had many affairs with women. 

—> including writer Christa Winsloe and Gertrude Tone

No people ever recognize their dictator in advance. He never stands for election on the platform of dictatorship. He always represents himself as the instrument [of]the Incorporated National Will. When our dictator turns up you can depend on it that he will be one of the boys, and he will stand for everything traditionally American. And nobody will ever say “Heil” to him, nor will they call him “Führer” or “Duce.” But they will greet him with one great big, universal democratic, sheeplike bleat of “OK, Cheif! Fix it like you wanna, Chief! Oh, Kaaaay!” — Thompson, 1935

some information taken from the text: Queers In History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals