Rose Cleveland: The First Gay First Lady?

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First Lady Rose Cleveland and socialite Evangeline Simpson Whipple had a love affair that lasted almost 30 years. The mostly unknown story is told beautifully in “Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890-1918. On this episode, the book's authors, Lizzie Ehrenhart and Tilly Laskey, join the show to tell this sweet and tragic love tale that still has resonance today, especially during Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

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