We go a little off script in this episode but we have a lot of fun doing so. This week we tackle a few of the queer communities biggest “not gay” bigots who ended up being pretty queer themselves.
“Much has been said and written about lately concerning two dilapidated specimens of humanity…who have been representing themselves as man and wife, and call themselves Joseph Lobdell and Mrs. Lobdell”.
In an era where the female sex was described as passionless and expected to marry and keep a home, many women revolted and banded together in Wellesley Marriages; Katharine Lee Bates included.
We continue our story of the Lavender Scare in the second half of this series. Shit has really hit the fan for LGBT folk in the nation’s capital. We have the sexual psychopaths bill to thank for that.