The Making Queer History podcast that explores people and events throughout queer history.

Where Laura and Will talk about FannyAnn Viola Eddy, and Langston Hughes, and discuss the first queer films they watched, and recommend Rafiki:

https://www.tiff.net/tiff/rafiki/ 

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

University of Illinois. Langston Hughes. Retrieved June 7 2016 from
http://www.uis.edu/lgbtqa/langstonhughes/

Als, H. (2015, March 2.) The Sojourner. Retrieved June 7 2016 from
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/23/sojourner

Belonsky, A. Today in Gay History: The Great ‘Was Langston Gay?’ Debate. Retrieved June 7

2016 from http://www.out.com/entertainment/today-gay-history/2014/02/01/today-gay-history-great-%E2%80%98was-langston-gay%E2%80%99-debate

Vogel, S. Langston Hughes and the Queer Poetics of Harlem Nightlife. Retrieved June 7 2016
from https://muse.jhu.edu/article/230831

Jones, S. (2009, August 5.) Langston Hughes & Closeted Poetry. Retrieved June 7 2016 from
https://saeedjones.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/reading-in-the-closet/

 

Human Rights Watch. (2004, October 5.) Sierra Leone: Lesbian Rights Activist Brutally Murdered.

Retrieved May 24 2016 from  https://www.hrw.org/news/2004/10/05/sierra-leone-lesbian-rights-activist-brutally-murdered

Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung. Fannyann Eddy. Retrieved May 24 2016 from
http://www.hirschfeld-eddy-stiftung.de/en/foundation/about-us/names/fannyann-eddy/

Outright Action International. (2005, July 15.) Sierra Leone: Update- Alleged FannyAnn Eddy

Murderer Reportedly Escapes Police Detention in Sierra Leone. Retrieved May 24 2016 from
https://www.outrightinternational.org/content/sierra-leone-update-alleged-fannyann-eddy-murderer-reportedly-escapes-police-detention

BBC News. Sierra Leone Gay Activist Killed. Retrieved May 24 2016 from
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3716768.stm

Ericsson, F. (2015, November 23.) Remembering FannyAnn Eddy. Retrieved May 24 2016 from
https://worldpoliticsuncovered.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/remembering-fannyann-eddy/

Human Rights Watch. (2004, October 4.) Testimony by FannyAnn Eddy at the U.N. Commission

on Human Rights. Retrieved May 24 2016 fromhttps://www.hrw.org/news/2004/10/04/testimony-fannyann-eddy-un-commission-human-rights

Black History Month

Where Laura and Will talk about Marsha P. Johnson and Josephine Baker.

Our recommendations this month are Nasraa, and a Tamara de Lempicka play

https://www.instagram.com/nasraad/

https://wtfestival.org/main-events/lempicka/

  

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

Biography.com. Josephine Baker. Retrieved Apr 30 2016 from

http://www.biography.com/people/josephine-baker-9195959

Encyclopædia Britannica. (2008, January 1.) Josephine Baker.https://www.britannica.com/biography/Josephine-Baker

Jerkins, M. (2016, June 3.) 90 Years Later, The Radical Power of Josephine Baker´s

Banana Skirt. Vogue. Retrieved Apr 30 2016 fromhttp://www.vogue.com/13442586/josephine-baker-90th-anniversary-banana-skirt/

Jolley, L. Josephine Baker. The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved Apr 30

2016 from http://shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/b/baker/

Enclopedia of World Biography. Josephine Baker. Retrieved Apr 30 2016 from

http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ba-Be/Baker-Josephine.html

Croasly, S. (2016, July 6.) Exploring the France Josephine baker Loved.

New York Times. Retrieved Apr 30 2016 fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/travel/josephine-baker-paris-france.html?_r=0

Onion, R. (2014, April 8.) Josephine Baker´s Rainbow Tribe. Retrieved Apr 30 2016

fromhttp://www.slate.com/articles/arts/history/2014/04/josephine_baker_s_rainbow_tribe_before_madonna_and_angelina_jolie_the_expat.html

Theile, M. (2009, October 2.) Josephine Baker´s Rainbow Tribe. The Spiegel.

Retrieved Apr 30 2016 fromhttp://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/adopting-the-world-josephine-baker-s-rainbow-tribe-a-652613.html

Weber, B. (2015, January 15.) Jean-Claude Baker Dies at 71; Restaurateur

Honoured a Chantause. New York Times. Retrieved Apr 30 2016 fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/nyregion/jean-claude-baker-a-restaurateur-dies-at-71.html

Griffith, J. (2014, December 31.) Josephine Baker: From Exotic Dancer to Activist.

BBC. Retrieved Apr 30 2016 from  http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20141222-from-exotic-dancer-to-activist

National Women´s History Museum. Josephine Baker. Retrieved Apr 30 2016 from

https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/josephine-baker/

Blackpast.org. (1963) Josephine Baker, “Speech at the March on Washington.

Retrieved Apr 30 2016 from http://www.blackpast.org/1963-josephine-baker-speech-march-washington

Born, T. Marsha “Pay it no Mind” Johnson. Retrieved Mar 10 2016 from
http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/tgi-bios/marsha-p-johnson

Kasino, Michael. (2012, October 15.) Pay It No Mind - The Life And Times Of Marsha P. Johnson.
Retrieved Mar 10 2016 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjN9W2KstqE

King, J. (2015, June 25.) Meet the Trans Women of Color Who Helped Put Stonewall on the Map.

Retrieved Mar 10 2016 fromhttps://mic.com/articles/121256/meet-marsha-p-johnson-and-sylvia-rivera-transgender-stonewall-veterans

Encyclopædia Britannica. Stonewall Riots. Retrieved Mar 10 2016 from
https://www.britannica.com/event/Stonewall-riots

Reynolds, D. (2016, June 22.) Roland Emmerich: ‘Stonewall Was a White Event’.
Retrieved Mar 10 2016 from
http://www.advocate.com/film/2016/6/22/roland-emmerich-stonewall-was-white-event

 
 
 
 
 

Tamara de Lempicka

(Heads up, we forgot to give a warning on the mic, but cw: coercive sex)

Today we talk about how Tamara de Lempicka deserved better, recommend Dreamfall Chapters, and discuss Laura's controversial opinions and how the Return of the King ending was great.

 

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

Moffat, C. (2008). Tamara de Lempicka. The Art History Archive. Retrieved December

23 2016 fromhttp://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/artdeco/Tamara-De-Lempicka.html

Brady, H. The Raucous Life of Tama de Lempicka: An Art Deco Icon. Retrieved

December 23 2016 from  https://theculturetrip.com/europe/poland/articles/art-deco-icon-the-alluring-mystique-of-tamara-de-lempicka/

Bid Network Online. Artist Spotlights: Tamara de Lempicka. Retrieved December 23

2016 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edyq7fnRuGs

Varieras, C. Tamara de Lempicka; World Deco Diva; Underrated master of the

roaring twenties. Retrieved December 23 2016 fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiWKU0oo2t0

MacCarthy, S. (2004, May 15.) The Good Old Naughty Days. The Guardian.

Retrieved December 23 2016 fromhttps://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2004/may/15/art

Culture.pl. Tamara de Lempicka. Retrieved December 23 2016 from

http://culture.pl/en/artist/tamara-lempicka-tamara-de-lempicka

Catharina, A. (2012, February 2.) Art Attack! Tamara de Lempicka Didn´t Care Who

Knew. Retrieved December 23 2016 fromhttps://www.autostraddle.com/art-attack-spotlight-tamara-de-lempicka-134087/

Charlish, R. Royal Academy. Art Deco Icon: Tamara de Lempicka.

Retrieved December 23 2016 fromhttp://www.culturewars.org.uk/2004-02/lempicka.htm

This month Will and Laura discuss the writer Reinaldo Arena's, a queer man who lived in Cuba during the rise of Castro. They then discuss being creative in difficult times, swearing, and why Castro truly sucks. 

 

The queer recommendation this month is the novel Kindness For Weakness which you can find here: https://fortisbook.ca/products/9780385743242-0385743246-kindness-for-weakness?variant=15387653963849&utm_campaign=gs-2018-11-20&utm_source=google&utm_medium=smart_campaign

 

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

McDowell, E.  (1990, December 9.) The New York Times. Reinaldo Arenas, 47, Writer Who Fled

Cuba, Dies. Retrieved December 4 2016 fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/09/obituaries/reinaldo-arenas-47-writer-who-fled-cuba-dies.html

Slater, A. (2013, December 5.) The New Yorker. The Literature of Uprootedness: An Interview

With Reinaldo Arenas. Retrieved December 4 2016 fromhttp://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-literature-of-uprootedness-an-interview-with-reinaldo-arenas

Tatchell, P. (2001, June 8.) The Guardian. The Defiant One. Retrieved December 4 2016 from
(https://www.theguardian.com/film/2001/jun/08/cuba.artsfeatures

Manrique, J. “A Sadness As Deep As The Sea”. Retriever December 4 2016 from
http://www.actupny.org/diva/CBmanrique.html

Slater, A. (2013, December 19.) The Huffington Post. On Exile and the Longing for Home: Cuban

Writer Reinaldo Arenas. Retrieved December 4 2016 fromhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-tashi-slater/on-exile-and-the-longing-_b_4451017.html

Manrique, J. (2003)  BOMB - Artists in Conversation. In Memoriam: Reinaldo Arenas.

Retrieved December 4 2016 fromhttp://bombmagazine.org/article/6392/in-memoriam-reinaldo-arenas

New World Encyclopedia. Reinaldo Arenas. Retrieved December December 4 2016 from
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Reinaldo_Arenas

Kirchick, J. (2016, November 27.) The Daily Beast. Fidel Castro’s Horrific Record on Gay Rights.

Retrieved December 4 2016 fromhttp://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/27/don-t-forget-fidel-castro-s-brutal-oppression-of-gay-people.html

The Ladies of Llangollen

(We are three days late with the update, and we are so sorry, but we were late because we were getting married so at least we have a very good excuse)

This month Laura and Will discuss the ladies of Llangollen, and desperately try to pronounce Welsh words with minimal stumbling. They then discuss Horror cinematography, and The Haunting of Hill House, which is available to watch on Netflix. 

 

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

Telegraph Travel. (2002, May 4.) Wales: A tale of two ladies ahead of their time. 

Retrieved November 14 2016 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/wales/724170/Wales-A-tale-of-two-ladies-ahead-of-their-time.html

Carradice, P. (2019, July 10.) The Ladies of Llanglollen. BBC. Retrieved November 14 2016 from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/entries/9caacbfe-a7ac-3286-ada5-4fd0e9496478

Una. (2012, June 22.) Autostraddle. The Ladies Of Llangollen: Runaway Romantics In 18th 

Century Ireland. Retrieved November 14 2016 from http://www.autostraddle.com/the-ladies-of-llangollen-runaway-lesbians-in-18th-century-ireland-140085/

The Golden Orchid

We talk about the Golden Orchid society, make fun of flat-earthers, discuss sticker politics, and recommend a queer creator.

Check out Jessica Kellgren-Fozard:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdi0yUyGW1PKzYXaIACnuA

 

Website:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com

Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/queerhistory

About the Project:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/about-the-project/

Article List:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/article-list/

Write an Article:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/write-an-article-1/

Art Contest:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/art-contest-winners/

Speaking:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/speaking/

 

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

Cultural China. The Tradition of Female-Female Unions. Retrieved September 23 2016 from
http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/214T11933T14609.html

Women’s History. (2016, October 1.) The Pro-Woman Line. Retrieved September 23 2016 from
http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/herstory/a/Golden-Orchid-Society.htm

Thorp, B and Bullock, P. (2012, February 5.) Lesbian Mothers of The Golden Orchid Society.

Retrieved September 23 2016 from http://www.towleroad.com/2012/02/lesbian-mothers-of-the-golden-orchid-society/

Wikipedia. Transgender in China. Retrieved September 23 2016 from
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_in_China

Gianni Versace

Laura and Will talk about Gianni Versace and his boyfriend of fifteen years, the fashion industry, and the invalidation of queer relationships that often happen in media. The queer rec is The Arcana app, you can find it on Google Play and the AppStore.

Website:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com

Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/queerhistory

About the Project:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/about-the-project/

Article List:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/article-list/

Write an Article:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/write-an-article-1/

Art Contest:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/art-contest-winners/

Speaking:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/speaking/

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

Queerty. The 15 Greatest Gay Designers. Retrieved August 29 2016 from
https://www.queerty.com/the-15-greatest-gay-designers-20150213

Belonsky A. (2013, July 15.) Today In Gay History: Versace's Murder. 

Retrieved August 29 2016 from http://www.out.com/entertainment/today-gay-history/2013/07/15/today-gay-history-versaces-murder

Biography.com. Gianni Versace Biography. Retrieved August 29 2016 from
http://www.biography.com/people/gianni-versace-9517836

Hubpages. (2015, February 14.) The Life and Death of Gianni Versace.

Retrieved August 29 2016 from http://hubpages.com/politics/The-Life-and-Death-of-Gianni-Versace

Rush, G, Molloy, J, et al. (1999, June 21.) Versace’s Ex Has an Ally in Elton. 

Retrieved August 29 2016 from http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/versace-ally-elton-article-1.837600

Horyn, C. (1999, May 25.) The New York Times. Versaces Halt Unauthorized Book on Slain 

Designer. Retrieved August 29 2016 from  http://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/25/style/versaces-halt-unauthorized-book-on-slain-designer.html

 
 
 
 

Lesbian Stories

We look at four lesbian's stories throughout history, and examine how different narratives can exist within a community.

Queer Youtube Updates:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/meganhills1/2018/06/30/youtube-lgbt-community/#5910504e99d0

London Pride:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/anti-trans-protest-london-pride-parade-lgbt-gay-2018-march-lesbian-gay-rights-a8436506.html

 

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

Jane Addams

Schoenberg, N. (2007, February 6.) Chicago Tribune. Outing Jane Addams. Retrieved

August 21 2016 from http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-02-06/features/0702060273_1_hull-house-mary-rozet-smith-lesbian

Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. Jane Addams. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://www.glhalloffame.org/index.pl?todo=view_item&item=311

Brandel, J. (2013, September 5.) Should We Use The ‘L’ Word for Jane Addams?

Retrieved August 21 2016 fromhttps://www.wbez.org/shows/curious-city/should-we-use-the-l-word-for-jane-addams/2157704a-3738-4b8f-a879-b5aed91bb8f8

Baker, M. (2013, September 6.) Was Jane Addams a Lesbian? Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://jezebel.com/was-jane-addams-a-lesbian-1265676525

Michels, K. (2014, June 17.) Heroines of History: Jane Addams, Ellen Starr and

Mary Rozet Smith – Progressive Pioneers Until Death Do Them Part. Retrieved August 21 2016 fromhttp://businessheroinemagazine.com/progressivepioneers/

Loerzel, R. (2008, June 11.) Friends - With Benefits? Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/June-2008/Friends-With-Benefits/

Civitello, A. (2015, May 7.) Vintage Lesbians Week: Jane Addams & Mary Rozet Smith.

Retrieved August 21 2016 fromhttp://www.creatingiris.org/features/2015/5/6/vintage-lesbians-week-jane-addams-mary-rozet-smith

Anne-Marie Alonzo

Athabasca University. Anne-Marie Alonzo. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://canadian-writers.athabascau.ca/french/writers/amalonzo/amalonzo.php

Library and Archives in Canada. Alonzo, Anne-Marie. Retrieved Augusy 21 2016 from
https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/literaryarchives/027011-200.001-e.html

Montreal Gazette. (2005, June 15.) Anne-Marie Alonzo Obituary. Retrieved August 21 2016 from

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=anne-marie-alonzo&pid=14263117

Revolvy. Anne-Marie Alonzo. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Anne-Marie%20Alonzo&item_type=topic

Sotiria Bellou

Princeton University. Sotiria Bellou Biography. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~bonnies/sotiria.html

The Rebetissa. Sotiria Bellou. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://www.rebetissa.net/bellou.html

Gauntlett, S. (1997, September 6.) The Independent. Obituary: Sotiria Bellou.

Retrieved August 21 2016 fromhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-sotiria-bellou-1237686.html

Ellines. The Last of the Rebetiko Singers. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://www.ellines.com/en/myths/14553-h-teleutaia-rempetissa/

Encyclopædia Britannica. (2014, September 18.) Sotiria Bellou. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sotiria-Bellou

Top Gay Songs. Top Lesbian Muscicians. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://www.topgaysongs.com/musicians/top-lesbian-musicians

Louise Lawrence

The Cooper Union. (2015, October 12.) Gender Myths Exploded. Retrieved August 21 2016 from
http://cooper.edu/art/news/gender-myths-exploded

Mey. (2015, November 15.) Autostraddle. 10 Trans Women Pioneers They Definitely Didn’t Tell

You About In History Class. Retrieved August 21 2016 fromhttps://www.autostraddle.com/10-lesser-known-trans-women-pioneers-from-history-316582/

Antonio Variacoes

Listen to us talk about Antonio Variacoes.

Check out Small Beauty:

https://metonymypress.com/product/small-beauty-ebook/

Check out Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars:

https://metonymypress.com/product/fierce-femmes-notorious-liars-dangerous-trans-girls-confabulous-memoir/

Metonymy Press:

https://metonymypress.com/

 

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

Antonia Variacoes. Antonio Variacoes. Retrieved August 15 2016 from
http://www.antoniovariacoes.pt/

Abreu, R. (2016, March 12.) A história secreta de António Variações.

Retrieved August 15 2016 fromhttp://blitz.sapo.pt/principal/update/2016-12-03-A-historia-secreta-de-Antonio-Variacoes

Discogs. Antonio Vaiacoes. Retrieved August 15 2016 from
https://www.discogs.com/artist/126337-Ant%C3%B3nio-Varia%C3%A7%C3%B5es

Pepe, P. Queer Interventions in Amália Rodrigues and António Variações.

Retrieved August 15 2016 fromhttps://www.academia.edu/5129988/Queer_Interventions_in_Am%C3%A1lia_Rodrigues_and_Ant%C3%B3nio_Varia%C3%A7%C3%B5es

Jornal de Noticias. (2015, June 12.) António Variações eleito maior ícone gay português.

Retrieved August 15 2016 fromhttp://www.jn.pt/pessoas/interior/antonio-variacoes-eleito-maior-icone-gay-portugues-4621593.html

 

Just a heads up, we do discuss suicide in this episode so feel free to skip this one if you need to. 

The Prisoner Correspondence Project:

https://prisonercorrespondenceproject.com/

 

PFLAG Canada

24/7 support. Provides support, information and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning people, as well as to their families and friends.
For support on gender identity, Call toll-free 1-888-530-6777 ext 226 or Email gender@pflagcanada.ca

Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling help from trained professionals on the phone for youth up to age 20. Live chat on the computer is available on weekend evenings.
Call 1-800-668-6868 or Live Chat.

Trans Lifeline

This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need.

In Canada Call: (877) 330-6366

In USA Call: (877)565-8860

[Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material]

A Gender Variance Who’s Who. (2010, February 25.) Anderson Bigode Herzer (1962 – 1982)

poet. Retrieved August 14 2016 fromhttps://zagria.blogspot.ca/2010/02/anderson-bigode-herzer-1962-1982-poet.html

Revolvy. Anderson Bigode Herzer. Retrieved August 14 2016 from
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Anderson%20Bigode%20Herzer