The first lesbian couple was married in a Catholic Church 1901

Yes, you read the title right. A Catholic lesbian couple reportedly got married in 1901, but without everyone knowing the identity. Marcela Gracia Ibeas disguised as ‘Mario the groom' wedded Elisa Sánchez Loriga at San Jorge church in A Coruña, Spain.

But their lives was always on the run, away from persecution..and their story is to be made into a film by Isabel Coixet, whose latest movie The Bookshop, with Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is soon to be released in the UK.

“When I think about these two women and the courage it took for one of them to pretend to be a man, it was unbelievably brave,” Coixet, who also wrote the script, told the BBC.

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