More Than Friends: LGBTQ In History In Maryland | WYPR

More Than Friends: LGBTQ In History In Maryland

Jan 31, 2020

(R) George Francis Peduzzi as female impersonator persona Karyl Norman (L) in 1921.
Credit By New York Clipper/Wikimedia Commons

It’s not as if no one was gay, lesbian or gender fluid in the founding days of America; it’s just not much reflected in recorded history. What was it like to be gay a century, or two or three, ago? Preservation Maryland and Historic London Town and Gardens examine that question in a five part lecture series called ‘LGBTQ+ History in Maryland.’ We meet with historian Chris Mielke, who previews his entry in the series: “More than friends: The Queer Chesapeake in the 18th 19th and 20th centuries.” 

For more information about the lecture series, visit this link.