INTRODUCTION In a review of Phyllis Grosskurth's (1980) biography of Havelock Ellis published 22 years ago in the SIECCAN Newsletter (Greenland, 1981), I recalled that Ellis had been a hero of mine since childhood. I also opined that "if the Editor of The Lancet and the Judges found his writing to be 'disgusting and obscene,' intuitively I was in favor of it." From an early age, I had similar feelings about Emma Goldman, Marie Stopes and Margaret Sanger. As a child, growing up in the east end of London, England, I met both Goldman and Stopes and admired them enormously. Much later, I was thrilled to discover that Margaret Sanger and Havelock Ellis had been lovers until his death in 1939.