In the nineteenth century, Cardinal Newman’s request to be buried alongside Ambrose St John does not appear to have aroused any opposition. Other notable examples from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries of same – sex couples prominent in the Christian church were women – perhaps because two women living together did not awaken suspicion of a sexual relationship. Conversely, an important and prominent male couple, Edward Carpenter and John Symonds, were notable for pursuing their brand of spirituality outside of the established churches.
- Edward Carpenter
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- Rev. Phebe Ann Coffin Hannaford, Pioneering “Lesbian” Minister
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