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Anna Dickinson
Anna Dickinson was a lesbian, as Matt Gallman demonstrates in his 2006 biography. He quotes Dickinson’s steamy correspondence with a variety of women, including Susan B Anthony(!), and acknowledges her female partner of 30 years, but hesitates to…

Dr. Walker in uniform
The only woman ever awarded the Medal of Honor - the US military’s highest decoration - was a genderqueer Civil War surgeon named Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.Walker was a suffragist, a veteran and POW, and a talented doctor who challenged convention in…

Dr. Walker in men's dress, standing.
PART II. In 1865 Pres. Andrew Johnson awarded Dr. Mary Walker the Medal of Honor. Dr. Walker wore the medal pinned to her suit coat every day for the rest of her life. In 1917, her medal was rescinded along w/those of 911 men, for want of direct…

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To ring in the Jewish new year, I’m highlighting 2 women whose impact on labor rights for all working people -esp. women- endures. Both fierce union organizers, suffragists, lesbians. Read @AnneliseOrleck1's profiles: Rose Schneiderman first. Shana…

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Pauline Newman was dykier than Rose. At 16 she led the biggest rent strike in NYC. After scores of friends died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, she helped write & enforce NY safety laws. Led women in WTUL & ILGWU for decades. There's so much…

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Happy #ComingOutDay to Anna Howard Shaw & Lucy Anthony! Shaw led the movement from 1904-1915. She wasn't our greatest leader, TBH. But she was a minister, a doctor - the 1st woman Rev. & Dr. - and for 30 years partner of Susan B's niece Lucy.…

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1. ElizCadyStanton & Susan B Anthony’s objections to Black male suffrage were racist. But supporters of the 15thA were not anti-racist. In fact, the supporters were the more conservative, cautious, and upper-class of what became two factions…

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There were no microphones in the struggle for suffrage. Radio didn't yet exist. Public lectures were the only way to hear new ideas, and giving a public lecture in halls like NYC’s Cooper Union or the Academy of Music in Phila. meant projecting your…

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Susan B Anthony was a lesbian. There’s solid evidence of her romantic relationships with women, and contrary evidence doesn’t exist. You didn’t know? Me neither. 🙁Patriarchy is very, very powerful. But in 1946 another dyke came along and brought…

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The hashtag #HATM stands for historians at the movies; is there an opera equivalent?! Saw “The Mother of Us All” last night. Happy to report that the all-♀️ artistic team: @dcandillari & Louise Proske + @FeliciaLMoore in the title role gave a…
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