Making Queer History: Connecting our queer history to our queer present.

Alan L Hart

This month we look at the life of Alan L Hart and recommend @thelilembroidebee

 https://www.instagram.com/thelilembroidebee/ 

 

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

Young, M. “Alan Hart (1890-1962)”. The Oregon Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 21 2017 from
https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/hart_alan_1890_1962_/

Mejia, A. “Alan L. Hart”. OutHistory. Retrieved May 21 2017 from
http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/tgi-bios/alan-l-hart

Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest. “Dr. Alan L. Hart”. Retrieved May 21 2017
from https://www.glapn.org/6310hartequi.html

Booth, B. and Lauderdale, T. (2000). “Alberta Lucille Hart / Dr. Alan L. Hart: An Oregon
"Pioneer"”. Oregon Cultural Heritage Comission. Retrieved May 21 2017 from
http://www.ochcom.org/hart/

Moore, M. (December 20 2010). “TG History: The Measure of a Man — Dr. Alan L. Hart”. Big

Closet World. Retrieved May 21 2017 from
http://www.tgforum.com/wordpress/index.php/tg-history-the-measure-of-a-man-dr-alan-l-hart/

Hansen, B. (January 2002). “Public Careers and Private Sexuality: Some Gay and Lesbian Lives
in the History of Medicine and Public Health”. American Journal of Public Health 92.1
(2002): 36–44. Retrieved May 21 2017 from
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447383/

OutHistory.org. “J. Allen Gilbert: "Homosexuality and Its Treatment," October 1920”. Retrieved
May 21 2017 from http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/gender-crossing-women-1782-192/homosexuality-and-its-treatmen

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

(Sorry this is a couple of days late, there was a family situation that I had to deal with)

cw: suicide mention

 Will and Laura talk about Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Will recommends Kings Queens and In-Betweens:

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Kings-Queens-and-In-Betweens/Tanya-Boteju/9781534430655 

(There may be some audio issues, I tried to fix it but if it's noticeable I am sorry)

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

Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière, (trans. Gabrielle Giattino), Annemarie Schwarzenbach : A Life, Retrieved April 1, 2017

https://www.swissinstitute.net/2001-2006/Exhibitions/2002_Lounge_Specials/2002_Annemarie_Schwarzenbach/SchwarzenbachBIO.htm

Isobel L. (May 23, 2008) Swiss writer's life was stranger than fiction, Retrieved April 1, 2017

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-writer-s-life-was-stranger-than-fiction/1015688

James C. (November 15, 2011) Schwarzenbach in English, Retrieved April 1, 2017

https://strangeflowers.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/schwarzenbach-in-english/

Julia C. (November 23, 2015) A Woman to Know: Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Retrieved April 1, 2017

https://tinyletter.com/awomantoknow/letters/a-woman-to-know-annemarie-schwarzenbach

Ruth P. (2015) Schwarzenbach, Annemarie (1908-1942), Retrieved April 1, 2017

https://library.macewan.ca/library-search/detailed-view/qth/110494388

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

 
 
 
 
 

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