Episode 37: Gays do it better, especially Louie B. Felt

This week, in celebration of Pride month, Cari and Kelsae discuss a rad lesbian from Mormon herstory, Cari’s great-great-great aunt, Louie Felt. Louie and her longterm partner, May Anderson, ran the general Primary for decades and started the Friend and Primary Children’s Hospital. Warning: The story of another Felt family member toward the end takes a dark turn. We would love for you to hunt down the stories of your LGBTQ Mormon ancestors and share them with us!

Opening thought by Amanda Fucking Palmer 

Closing thought by Andrea Gibson

Links Mentioned

May Anderson (left) and Louie Felt (right)

May Anderson (left) and Louie Felt (right)

Learn Your Herstory! (A list of films to watch) 

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson 
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • We Were Here
  • Matt Shephard is a Friend of Mine
  • Mala Mala
  • A Sinner in Mecca
  • The New Black
  • Outrage
  • My Prairie Home
  • Southern Comfort
  • Paris is Burning
  • I am Divine
  • Trembling Before G-d
  • The Celluloid Closet
  • Before Stonewall

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