It's the 1890s. You're a wealthy white woman in love with another wealthy white woman. What do you do? My guest Lizzie Ehrenhalt has the answers in this week's episode! We dive into a chapter from LGBTQ history and explore questions of how to engage our predecessors when we know they held problematic views. We also learn about a modern musician who is making space for queer South Asian people, efforts to raise trans and nonbinary visibility through stock photography, and give two women largely erased by history their time in the spotlight.

Stuff We Talked About on This Episode

• Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890–1918:
http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/precious-and-adored

• MNopedia
http://www.mnopedia.org

• The Good Ancestor podcast:
http://laylafsaad.com/good-ancestor-podcast

• The Gender Spectrum Collection by Broadly:
http://broadlygenderphotos.vice.com

• "Too Late" by Loial
https://vimeo.com/312918282

• Pandita Ramabai Saraswati
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/obituaries/pandita-ramabai-overlooked.html

• Renee Vivien
http://worldofwonder.net/bornthisday-lesbian-poet-renee-vivien/

• Wild at Heart by Suzanne Rodriguez
http://www.harpercollins.com/9780060937805/wild-heart-a-life/