Anne Lister, Britian’s first modern lesbian commemorated

A rainbow-lined blue plaque has been unveiled to celebrate Britain’s “first modern lesbian,” Anne Lister, after the first version was accused of erasing her sexual identity.

The plaque went up at Holy Trinity Church in York on Thursday (February 28), according to BBC News. It marks the place where the prolific diarist and her long-term partner Ann Walker took communion together in 1834, which, in their view, married them.

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