Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel met when Donahue was 22 and playing as catcher for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League — the women’s pro organization that would inspire the 1992 Penny Marshall film A League of Their Own. But while Donahue was considered a trailblazer and feminist icon in the 1940s, she still had to hide her queer identity for the better part of 65 years. That’s how long Donahue and Henschel have been together, after falling in love in 1947 and remaining inseparable since; hiding their relationship from their families and loved ones for decades. Donauhue and Henschel’s secret romance finally gets the spotlight in the upcoming Netflix documentary A Secret Love, from producer Ryan Murphy and executive producer Jason Blum. Watch the A Secret Love trialer below.