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“Making Gay History” Podcast
– Eric Marcus

A 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.
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.
Frank Kameny fought for what was right. And he never gave up. Lessons for us all.

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“History is Gay” Podcast
– Leigh and Gretchen

Leigh and Gretchen welcome you to their first Pride month special and the first of an ongoing series on Queer civil rights movements in the United States. And what better way to do both than to dive into the lives of Gilbert Baker---the maker of the first rainbow pride flag---and Brenda Howard---one of the primary organizers of the first Pride march commemorating the Stonewall riots and Pride week. Pride is a special month for those of us in the queer community, so we wanted to celebrate our forefathers and foremothers that make this month possible. So, without further ado, let's chat about the Mother of Pride and the Gay Betsy Ross!

In honor of his 164th birthday, Leigh and Gretchen talk about the life and times of Oscar Wilde with special guest K. W. Moore from the blog “A Scholar of No Importance.” Wilde’s unwillingness to conform to Victorian sensibilities regarding keeping his private life private and the famous trials that resulted from it changed the shape of Western discussions of sexuality thereafter. His writing, too has left its mark both on the world, and on all three of our hosts this episode. So come join us as we pay homage to the Wilde man himself, the man who sought to live up to his blue china and worried he might fall short.

February means love and Black history, so join Gretchen and Leigh as they celebrate both by diving into into the life and work of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin! Due to his being gay, Rustin’s role as advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr. and in organizing the 1963 March on Washtington was actively erased for several decades. Fortunately, he’s been gaining more recognition in recent years and both queer history and civil rights history is actively recovering his memory and legacy. So join us as we talk about one of the most impactful but least well-known activists of the civil rights movement.

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“Queer America/ Teaching Tolerance” Podcast – John D’Emilio & Leila Rupp

“If we teach only about the Red Scare, we’re only telling part of the story of the Cold War.” Historian David K. Johnson explores the systemic firing of gay government employees and the consequences of a homophobic culture that still endure today.

What can the private lives of public figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and J. Edgar Hoover tell us about their impact on U.S. history? Historian Claire Potter helps us navigate the relationships among identity, power and actions—and why we must teach them.

The revolution was intersectional. Amnesty International’s Ian Lekus returns to discuss ways educators can highlight the many identities of 1960s activists and help students understand the roles LGBTQ people played in movements you already teach.

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“Mattachine” Podcast – Devlyn Camp

Who is the Mattachine Foundation? What do they want? EP. 2 "THE CALL"
How will political pressure from the lavender scare cause cracks in the Mattachine Foundation? If we are "moral risks," then what is our moral code? EP. 5 "DIVERSIFIED INDIVIDUALISTS"
When the Mattachine's founder is called to testify, when ONE Magazine is seized by the post office, and when the FBI begins to interrogate activists, how does the movement continue to fight? EP. 10 "TAKE THIS CROWD ON"

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Video Resources

“Making History: Our Family Coalition and the FAIR Education Act” – OFC, San Francisco (10 minutes)

“It Would Change Everything” – Our Family Coalition, San Francisco – 2019 (3 minutes)

“Don’t Erase MyHistory” – Frameline, San Francisco – 2015 (30 minutes)

“Transgender Basics” – Gender Identity Project, New York City – 2009 (20 minutes)

QUIST – LGBTQ History App for iPhone, iPad & Android

Quist is a free app for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones that brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV/AIDS history to life.

Each day when a user opens the app on their smartphone or tablet, they will see the events from LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS world history that occurred on that date. Each event entry contains a brief description and an image, links to websites, videos, and products like DVDs or books, and a cited source. Events are searchable by date, year, country, and U.S. state.