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Eleanor Roosevelt's letter to a "friend"

Filed By Ed Team | March 15, 2008 7:05 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Eleanor Roosevelt, Lorena Hickok

"I wish I could lie down beside you tonight & take you in my arms."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt, in a private letter to Lorena Hickok, a reporter with whom she had a "personal" relationship. Read more at Lesbian Life.

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She was not the only person associated with the FDR administration who was a Lesbian. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins was a "Sapphist" as well.