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Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Eric Marcus

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Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Eric Marcus

118
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204
Plays
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Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.

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EThe Making Gay History podcast mines Eric Marcus’s decades-old audio archive of rare interviews to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.Here’s a taste of what’s to come in Season One. Music: "Divider" by Chris ZabriskieLicense: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

3 MIN2016 OCT 6
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Sylvia Rivera

EA never before heard conversation with trans icon, self-described “drag queen,” and Stonewall uprising veteran Sylvia Rivera. Sylvia relives that June 1969 night in vivid detail and describes her struggle for recognition in the movement. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

12 MIN2016 OCT 13
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Sylvia Rivera

Wendell Sayers

You’ve never heard of Wendell Sayers, but once you hear his story, you’ll never forget him. Born in Western Kansas in 1904, Wendell was the first black lawyer to work for Colorado’s Attorney General, and risked everything to join a gay discussion group. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

15 MIN2016 OCT 20
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Wendell Sayers

Edythe Eyde aka Lisa Ben

In 1947, Hollywood secretary Edythe Eyde, aka Lisa Ben, had the audacity to publish “Vice Versa,” the first ever “magazine” for lesbians. Even more audacious, she imagined a future gay utopia that has all come to pass. In the '50s, Edythe sang gay parodies of popular songs in LA gay clubs. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

15 MIN2016 OCT 27
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Edythe Eyde aka Lisa Ben

Dr. Evelyn Hooker

In 1945 Dr. Evelyn Hooker’s gay friend Sam From urged her to do a study challenging the commonly held belief that homosexuals were by nature mentally ill. It was work that would ultimately strip the “sickness” label from millions of gay men and women and change the course of history. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

17 MIN2016 NOV 3
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Dr. Evelyn Hooker

Frank Kameny

Frank Kameny fought for what was right.And he never gave up.Lessons for us all. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

19 MIN2016 NOV 11
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Frank Kameny

Jeanne and Morty Manford

EWhen Jeanne Manford’s gay son was badly beaten at a protest in 1972, she took action and founded an organization for parents of gays known today as PFLAG. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

17 MIN2016 NOV 17
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Jeanne and Morty Manford

Chuck Rowland

EA WWII veteran turns theory into action, co-founding one of the first LGBT rights groups, the Mattachine Society, in 1950—a time when gay people were considered sick, sinful, criminal, and a threat to national security. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

18 MIN2016 NOV 23
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Chuck Rowland

Dear Abby

A generation ago, tens of millions of people turned to "Dear Abby” in her daily newspaper column for advice. Long before others did, and at considerable risk, she used her platform and celebrity in support of gay people and their equal rights. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

14 MIN2016 DEC 1
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Dear Abby

Barbara Gittings and Kay "Tobin" Lahusen

Self-described gay rights fanatics and life partners Barbara Gittings and Kay “Tobin” Lahusen helped supercharge the nascent movement in the 1960s and brought their creativity, passion, determination, and good humor to the Gay Liberation 1970s, leaving behind an inspiring legacy of dramatic change. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

20 MIN2016 DEC 8
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Barbara Gittings and Kay "Tobin" Lahusen

Latest Episodes

Preview

EThe Making Gay History podcast mines Eric Marcus’s decades-old audio archive of rare interviews to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.Here’s a taste of what’s to come in Season One. Music: "Divider" by Chris ZabriskieLicense: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

3 MIN2016 OCT 6
Comments
Preview

Sylvia Rivera

EA never before heard conversation with trans icon, self-described “drag queen,” and Stonewall uprising veteran Sylvia Rivera. Sylvia relives that June 1969 night in vivid detail and describes her struggle for recognition in the movement. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

12 MIN2016 OCT 13
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Sylvia Rivera

Wendell Sayers

You’ve never heard of Wendell Sayers, but once you hear his story, you’ll never forget him. Born in Western Kansas in 1904, Wendell was the first black lawyer to work for Colorado’s Attorney General, and risked everything to join a gay discussion group. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

15 MIN2016 OCT 20
Comments
Wendell Sayers

Edythe Eyde aka Lisa Ben

In 1947, Hollywood secretary Edythe Eyde, aka Lisa Ben, had the audacity to publish “Vice Versa,” the first ever “magazine” for lesbians. Even more audacious, she imagined a future gay utopia that has all come to pass. In the '50s, Edythe sang gay parodies of popular songs in LA gay clubs. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

15 MIN2016 OCT 27
Comments
Edythe Eyde aka Lisa Ben

Dr. Evelyn Hooker

In 1945 Dr. Evelyn Hooker’s gay friend Sam From urged her to do a study challenging the commonly held belief that homosexuals were by nature mentally ill. It was work that would ultimately strip the “sickness” label from millions of gay men and women and change the course of history. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

17 MIN2016 NOV 3
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Dr. Evelyn Hooker

Frank Kameny

Frank Kameny fought for what was right.And he never gave up.Lessons for us all. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

19 MIN2016 NOV 11
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Frank Kameny

Jeanne and Morty Manford

EWhen Jeanne Manford’s gay son was badly beaten at a protest in 1972, she took action and founded an organization for parents of gays known today as PFLAG. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

17 MIN2016 NOV 17
Comments
Jeanne and Morty Manford

Chuck Rowland

EA WWII veteran turns theory into action, co-founding one of the first LGBT rights groups, the Mattachine Society, in 1950—a time when gay people were considered sick, sinful, criminal, and a threat to national security. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

18 MIN2016 NOV 23
Comments
Chuck Rowland

Dear Abby

A generation ago, tens of millions of people turned to "Dear Abby” in her daily newspaper column for advice. Long before others did, and at considerable risk, she used her platform and celebrity in support of gay people and their equal rights. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

14 MIN2016 DEC 1
Comments
Dear Abby

Barbara Gittings and Kay "Tobin" Lahusen

Self-described gay rights fanatics and life partners Barbara Gittings and Kay “Tobin” Lahusen helped supercharge the nascent movement in the 1960s and brought their creativity, passion, determination, and good humor to the Gay Liberation 1970s, leaving behind an inspiring legacy of dramatic change. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

20 MIN2016 DEC 8
Comments
Barbara Gittings and Kay "Tobin" Lahusen
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