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I Know My Own Heart looks back on the life of 19th century queer icon Anne Lister


The diarist, mountaineer, and female gentleman was ahead of her time, and maybe ours.

Last year, the York Civic Trust caused a minor stir with its efforts to pay homage to the Yorkshire author, mountaineer, and English queer icon Anne Lister. Outside the church in which, in 1834, she declared a marital commitment—with the church’s blessing, remarkably—to Ann Walker, a rainbow-bordered plaque recognized Lister as a “gender non-conforming entrepreneur.”…

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