Gay Pride factoid of the day - a lesbian activist wrote - “American The Beautiful”

Slightly ironic and interesting factoid. Now you know.

From Salon

Playwright Katherine Lee Bates -bio

That’s odd - your double apostrophes (a/k/a “the quote”) are different inside your codes.

Are you transferring your text from a notepad or a word document?

Yes. I wondered what the hell happened. The coding seemed right. Thanks for the explanation.

Don’t use the fancy (aka real) quotation marks in the vBcode tags, use the straight quotation marks (aka inch marks.)
Did Ms. Bates “come out” in her lifetime?

Thanks for the fix. Per the bio link I imagine the relationship described below is about as “out” as anyone was going to get in their time period.