Public Universal Friend

I learned about the Public Universal Friend group on NPR this weekend while driving to Dallas. I’d never heard of them and found the podcast amazingly interesting. Here is the link to NPR and the podcast. I’d highly recommend it.…/04/812092399/public-universal-friend

HANDOUT – The Public Universal Friend, born Jemima Wilkinson, is shown in this portrait wearing male minister’s robes and a masculine hairstyle. Jemima Wilkinson, was an American preacher born to Quaker parents. Wilkinson became as a genderless evangelist named the Public Universal Friend, and afterward shunned both birth name and gendered pronouns. (Courtesy of the Yates County (NY) History Center)