Lesbian Power Couples Who Changed History!

September 5, 2017

From Autostraddle comes an interesting post about a few historical feminists, all of whom were in relationships we might label as same-sex partnerships.

Read about:

  • Rebecca Perot and Minister Rebecca Cox Jackson, African American leaders in the Shaker movement.
  • Ellen Gates Starr and Jane Addams, who met in seminary and went on to be instrumental in the founding of the Hull House Project in Chicago.
  • Frances Witherspoon and Tracy D. Mygatt, founders of the Bureau of Legal Advice, and organization “considered [to be] the forerunner of the American Civil Liberties Union.”
  • Many more!

Fun read!  Check out “16 Lesbian Power Couples From History Who Got Shit Done, Together.”


Marg Herder
Marg Herder is the Director of Public Information for EEWC-CFT, a Christian feminist organization working for gender (and LGBTQIA) justice in Christianity since 1974. She is the content manager and developer of the organization’s website, Christian Feminism Today. Marg identifies as a trans* lesbian writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. She works to draws attention to the ongoing violence directed at women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society, the desperate need for an understanding of God that includes the Divine Feminine, and Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence.


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