LGBTQ* Gender Bending and Presentation (You May Not Know)
Upon arriving at the University of Nebraska, Willa Cather walked in dressed as William Cather. Willa Cather claimed William was Willa’s long-lost brother.
Cather, whose works are staples in American fiction, is one of America’s leading lesbian historical authors. Cather presented as a fairly “butch”/”tomboy” lesbian, wrote constantly, studied and lived in Nebraska (think about that), and dated women throughout her life. Cather openly spent a portion of her time with her companion, Edith Lewis. And by portion, we mean 40 years.
“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”
― Willa Cather