Historical trivia: Homosexual members of the underground international Communist movement (Comintern) often referred to themselves as the “Homintern”.


Above, left: Guy Burgess, a member of the KGB’s “Magnificent Five”, who had a fruitful public life as a BBC producer, propaganda specialist for MI6, and assistant to various politicians and diplomats. Above, right: Anthony Blunt, another gay “Magnificent Five” member. Blunt was so successful in his career as a professor and art historian that he was granted Knighthood - later revoked when he was uncovered as a Soviet spy.
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