so i’m researching forgotten women in Sydney’s history and there isn’t much on queer ladies but omg look at this:

Lesbianism was believed to be widespread amongst female factory inmates and an Inquiry into Female Convict Prison Discipline in 1841 noted a recent case of two women who had been ‘detected in the very act of exciting each others passions – on the Lord’s Day in the house of God – and at the very time divine service was performing.’ “

hell yeah, go those two 19th century women getting it on while mass is happening