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

Sophia Parnok

This month Laura and Will discuss Sophia Parnok, the incredible Russian Poetess, and Laura recommends The Devouring Gray.

The Sophia Parnok "sonic portrait" 

Designs:

https://www.redbubble.com/people/queerhistory/works/40867917-e-m-forster-quote?p=art-print&asc=u

https://www.redbubble.com/people/queerhistory/works/40867965-alice-bloch-quote?p=clock&asc=u

 Sources:

Eric J. (June 11, 2014) Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" Retrieved March 30, 2017

http://kalw.org/post/kitka-sings-hidden-poems-sophia-parnok-russias-sappho

CBC (February 7, 2014) Gay and lesbian Russian writers you should know: Sophia Parnok Retrieved March 30, 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2014/02/gay-and-lesbian-russian-writers-you-should-know-sophia-parnok.html

Diana B. (March 30, 2017) Sophia Parnok and the Writing of a Lesbian Poet's
Life Retrieved March 30, 2017

http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.macewan.ca/stable/pdf/2499528.pdf

Diana B. (1995) Parnok, Sophia (1885-1933) Retrieved March 30, 2017

http://content.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.macewan.ca/ContentServer.asp?EbscoContent=dGJyMNLe80Seqa44y9fwOLCmr0%2Bep7ZSsK24SbOWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGqt0uyrLVRuePfgeyx43zx1%2B6B&T=P&P=AN&S=R&D=qth&K=70639890

Laura M. (March 4, 2016) Sappho, the Poetess Retrieved April 3, 2017 https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/articles/sappho

Queercult (December 6, 2010) Sophia Parnok Retrieved March 30, 2017

https://queercult.com/2010/12/06/sophia-parnok/

Maryam Khatoon Molkara

Will is back, and recommending Drama Moth!

https://dramamoth.bandcamp.com/

 

 

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

Robert T. (July 28, 2005) A fatwa for transsexuals. Retrieved March 15, 2017

http://www.salon.com/2005/07/28/iran_transsexuals/

Nazila F. (August 2, 2004) As Repression Eases, More Iranians Change Their Sex. Retrieved March 15, 2017

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/02/world/as-repression-eases-more-iranians-change-their-sex.html

The Independent (November 24, 2004) The Ayatollah and the transsexual. Retrieved March 15, 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/the-ayatollah-and-the-transsexual-21867.html

Dan L. (December 4, 2012) Iran performed over 1,000 gender reassignment operations in four years. Retrieved March 15, 2017

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/iran-performed-over-1000-gender-reassignment-operations-four-years041212/#gs.r3IZVms

OutRight (2016) Human Rights Report Being Transgender in Iran. Retrieved March 15, 2017

https://www.outrightinternational.org/sites/default/files/OutRightTransReport.pdf

 

Yona Wallach

This month we talk about Yona Wallach, and Laura recommends The Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss.

https://www.sarahmoss.org/ghost-wall/

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

Sela, M. (June 15, 2012) Thirty Years After Yona Wallach's 'Tefillin' Was Published, the Poem and Photo Remain as Provocative as Ever Retrieved March 10, 2017

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/thirty-years-after-yona-wallach-s-tefillin-was-published
the-poem-and-photo-remain-as-provocative-as-ever.premium-1.436587

Bernstein, C. (June 12, 2014) Yona Wallach (June 10, 1944 – September 29, 1985) Retrieved
March 10, 2017

http://jacket2.org/commentary/yona-wallach

Cohen, Z. YONA WALLACH 1944 – 1985. Retrieved March 11, 2017

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/wallach-yona

Tsoffar, R. STAGING SEXUALITY, READING WALLACH’S POETRY. Retrieved March 11, 2017

http://wjudaism.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/wjudaism/article/viewFile/276/331

Investigation and Fantasies. (October 4, 2013) Yona Wallach as Last of the Hebrews Retrieved

March 11, 2017 https://investigationsandfantasies.com/2013/10/04/33/

Rattok, L. Israeli Women's Writing in Hebrew: 1948-2004. Retrieved March 11, 2017

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/israeli-womens-writing-in-hebrew-1948-2004

Dwayne Jones

David M. (August 11, 2013) In Jamaica, transgender teen murdered by mob. Retrieved February 24, 2017

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/08/11/jamaica-transgender-teen-murdered-by-mob/2639995/

Toyin O. (August 26, 2013) Jamaica: Transgender Teenager Dwayne Jones Murdered by Homophobic Mob Retrieved February 24, 2017

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jamaica-transgender-teen-dwayne-jones-murdered-homophobic-498483

This month Will and Laura discuss Dwayne Jones, and recommend The Bone Witch:

 https://www.rinchupeco.com/project/thebonewitch 

Maurice T. (August 28, 2013) Jamaica: I failed Oshane Gordon. I will not fail Dwayne Jones. Retrieved February 24, 2017

https://76crimes.com/2013/08/28/jamaica-i-failed-oshane-gordon-i-will-not-fail-dwayne-jones/

Annie P. (July 24, 2013) The Senseless Death of Dwayne Jones aka Gully Queen Retrieved February 24, 2017

https://anniepaul.net/2013/07/24/dwayne-jones-aka-gully-queen-no-words/

Scott R. (August 12, 2013) Murdered Jamaican trans teenager Dwayne Jones suffered bullying from father and at school. Retrieved February 24, 2017

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/12/murdered-jamaican-trans-teenager-dwayne-jones-suffered-bullying-from-father-and-at-school/

Suzanne P. (May 2, 2016) Stop Calling Jamaica “the Most Homophobic Place on Earth”. Retrieved February 24, 2017

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/05/02/stop_calling_jamaica_the_most_homophobic_place_on_earth.html

Rotimi Fani-Kayode

This month Will and Laura talk about the separation between art and artist, the incredible photography of Rotimi Fani-Kayode, and Edmonton Pride. We recommend Sadie by Courtney Summers:

 https://courtneysummers.ca/novels/sadie/ 

And the Death by the Books podcast:

 https://deathbythebooks.wordpress.com/ 

 

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

Kathleen E. (August 18, 2015) Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989) Retrieved February 15 2017

http://www.lightwork.org/archive/rotimi-fani-kayode/

Holland C. (May 10, 2012) Rotimi Fani-Kayode: ‘Nothing to Lose’. Retrieved February 15, 2017

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/arts/design/rotimi-fani-kayode-nothing-to-lose.html

Jennifer S. (September 18, 2014) A Retrospective Of Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s “Black, African, Homosexual Photography” In London. Retrieved February 15, 2017

http://www.okayafrica.com/culture-2/rotimi-fani-kayode-london-tiwani-contemporary/

Rotimi F. (1988) Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Traces of Ecstasy. Retrieved February 15, 2017

http://www.autograph-abp-shop.co.uk/files/RFK_Traces_of_Ecstacy_1988.pdf

 
 
 
 
 

Brenda Fassie

Will and Laura talk about Brenda Fassie, and Will recommends We Are Okay by Nina LaCour,

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/311368/we-are-okay-by-nina-lacour/9780142422939/

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

Hugh, W. (November 29, 1990) Anger At Injustice Fuels Brenda Fassie`s Music. Retrieved
February 5, 2017

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-11-29/features/9004080965_1_nelson-mandela-south-africa-conditions-for-black-people

Desa P. (September 15, 2001) Brenda Fassie: Africa: The Madonna Of The Townships. Retrieved

February 5, 2017

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1000782,00.html

BBC News. (May 10, 2004) Brenda Fassie: A very human hero. Retrieved February 5, 2017

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3700309.stm

Annel L. (May 18, 2004) The life of Brenda Fassie. Retrieved February 5, 2017

http://www.w24.co.za/Wellness/Body/The-life-of-Brenda-Fassie-20040518

South African History Online (November 3, 2011) Brenda Nokuzola Fassie. Retrieved February 5,

2017

http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/brenda-nokuzola-fassie

Liz M. (May 11, 2004) Brenda Fassie. Retrieved February 5, 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/may/11/guardianobituaries.southafrica

Encyclopedia Britannica (March 17, 2017)  Brenda Fassie SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER.

Retrieved February 5, 2017

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Brenda-Fassie

Marissa M. (June 26, 2014)Brenda Fassie: a revolution without harmony Retrieved February 5,

2017

http://africasacountry.com/2014/06/brenda-fassie-a-revolution-without-harmony/

Nathalie O. (December 8, 2013) Brenda Fassie: The Woman That Begged Mandela To Sing.

Retrieved February 5, 2017

https://noisey.vice.com/en_dk/article/theres-much-more-to-brenda-fassie-than-her-pro-mandela-anthem

Donald M. (May 17, 2004) Brenda Fassie, 39, South African Pop Star, Dies. Retrieved February

5, 2017

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/17/arts/brenda-fassie-39-south-african-pop-star-dies.html?_r=0

Michael H. (September 15, 2001) Brenda Fassie: Biography Retrieved February 5, 2017

http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2044674,00.html

Maureen I. (May 22, 2014) Gone but not forgotten: A love letter to Brenda. Retrieved February 5,

2017

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-05-21-gone-but-not-forgotten-a-love-letter-to-brenda/

Nandipha P. (October 5, 2014) Remembering Brenda Fassie. Retrieved February 5, 2017

http://citizen.co.za/your-life/173557/remembering-brenda-fassie/

David S. (May 9, 2014) BRENDA: THE 2003 MAMBA INTERVIEW. Retrieved February 5, 2017

http://www.mambaonline.com/2014/05/09/brenda-the-2003-mamba-interview/

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

(EDIT: https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/post/185360189722/hi-guys-i-just-listened-to-your-episode-on )

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