Was St. Joan of Arc Lesbian or Transgender?
My name, Janet, is the feminine form of John, which means “God is Gracious.” I have also read that “Janet” means “Little Joan.” Joan, of course, is also a feminine form of John.
At Confirmation in eighth grade, I had no idea that the names Janet and Joan were so closely related. I just knew that I admired the courageous St. Joan of Arc, so I took her name as my confirmation name.
I knew the basics of her story, but at that young age, there was much I did not know. It has only been recently that I have been reading