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The Beatles Story: "50 Years Ago: The Summer of Love and The Beatles' Gay Manager" by Vivek J. Tiwary

In August 1967, Beatles manager Brian Epstein passed away at the age of 32. He spent his entire adult life introducing The Beatles to a global audience and helping them spread their message of love around the world. Yet Brian himself died lonely, never having had a proper boyfriend, and with the colloquially known “Oscar Wilde laws” declaring homosexuality illegal still in force. The world would remember those days romantically as the “Summer of Love”, from London to San Francisco—and it was indeed a time of love, freedom, openness, and passion… as long as you weren’t gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. If you were, you’d better spend your summer indoors, in the closet. Read full article