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

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David Kato faced down extreme prejudice in order to establish the foundation of Uganda's queer rights movements. Be mindful: this episode discusses homophobic language, brutality, and murder throughout. To avoid specific discussion of David Kato's death, skip from 13:35 to 14:00.

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Media Review: Carol (2015)

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To celebrate a fair amount of work and the ending of the year, we take a look at the movie Carol and determine whether or not all the critic hype was legit.

Music:  “Clear Day”, bensound.com.

Carol. Dir. Tod Haynes. Perf. Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara. Studio Canal, The Weinstein Company, 2015. DVD.

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In an attempt to focus on a happy, if unconventional, story, Queer History looks to the marriage of Jane and Paul Bowles and explores the benefits of queer platonic marriage.

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Apologies for the delay, folks! Episode 16 follows the life of Langston Hughes as he worked at the intersection between race and queerness. 

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In light of recent events, Queer History looks back to trans queer activist Marsha P. Johnson and the time in which she lived.

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Apologies for the delay! This week’s episode covers the life and legacy of FannyAnn Viola Eddy, an outspoken advocate for queer rights who came out of a country that fought to silence her.

Rape mention at 4:40, resume listening at 5:00.

Music: “Clear Day”, bensound.com.

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The history of the queer community in China - or, at least, it's mlm community - is well recorded not due to reasons of oppression but rather due to the country's acceptance of homosexuality pre-1840.

Music: “Clear Day”, bensound.com.

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Media Review: Frida (2002)

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In an episode that was originally supposed to be released alongside the Frida article, I examine the 2002 film Frida for historical accuracy and artistic themes as it seeks to capture the vibrancy of Frida’s life. 

As mentioned in the episode: Frida and Tina Dancing

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Vita Sackville-West is a personal model and bisexual queen of literature who was determined enough to build her own legacy over the course of a tumultuous lifetime.

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In which we take a look at the fictionalized novel, The Danish Girl, and the literary presentation of Lili Elbe and trans women during WWII. 

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