Familiar queer narrative: mentor, danger, secret community, defiance, quasi-liberation, more violence, token recognition but no real change. Charlotte preserved fragments of history; this fits the theme I have been railing against for over a week now of erasure. She fights a quieter fight while fighting a louder fight, opening a queer space, protesting in her way and being visible, refusing to be anything but herself. Note how she is not safe in Nazi Germany, East Germany, or Unified Germany; note how un-communist it is to persecute anyone, no matter how it actually played out.
Pride month: 15/20
Transgender project: 7