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Revolutionary Britain’s ‘Lesbian Pirates’ Statue

BP World Bureau | Nov 22 2020 11:06:32 AM
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Statues of lesbian pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read were recently unveiled at Britain’s Execution Dock beach, created by artist Amanda Cotton and commissioned by audiobook company Audible.

In early 2021, the statue will be moved to Burgh Island on England’s southwest Devon coast.

The statue was revolutionary because the women broke moulds of conservative heteronormative society as feminist and queer icons. 

An account of them was first written by Captain Charles Johnson (possibly a pseudonym for Daniel Defoe) in 'A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates,' published in 1724.