Read extracts from the journal of lesbian from the 1800s: “Anne Lister was an upperclass Englishwoman from Halifax, West Yorkshire. She lived from 1791-1840, and would not be particularly notable except that she left behind her diaries, and along with describing her daily activities, these journals also describe her romantic relationships with women. Not “vaguely romantic”, but clearly passionate and sexually-involved affairs that she pursued exclusively with women, throughout her life.”