The World’s a Bit Gayer Thanks to Gentleman Jack

In matters of representation, representation matters.

Suranne Jones as Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack, about to marry Ann Walker in the first documented marriage between two women.
A page of Lister’s journal, written in “crypt hand.”

“Nature played a challenging trick on me, didn’t she. Putting a bold spirit like mine in this vessel in which I’m obliged to wear frills and petticoats. Well, I refuse to be cowed by it.” — Gentleman Jack’s Anne Lister

“I love and only love the fairer sex and thus beloved by them in turn. My heart revolts from any other love than theirs.”

— Anne Lister’s journal, 1821

The plaque commemorating Lister & Walker’s marriage at Holy Trinity Church in York.
Portrait of Anne Lister circa 1830
My favorite fan video so far: Behold Gentleman Jack’s Sheer Lesbian Energy

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