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maddening
Aug. 16th, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, was a Colonial Governor of New York and New Jersey from 1702 - 1708 and he dressed in women's clothes because, he said, he wished to represent Queen Anne "as faithfully as I can". He wasn't just doing it once or twice either. Any time he appeared as an official he was in a dress and fan with his hair done up. He posed for paintings in a dress as well.

The colonials eventually had him thrown out of office.

Though I guess he was just cross dressing, not gay, (though I've never read anything that actually talked about his prefernces... just his dressing habits) so there is a difference.

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