Season 11: Episode 3: Faygele Ben-Miriam

Season 11: Episode 3: Faygele Ben-Miriam

Season 11: Episode 3: Faygele Ben-Miriam

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive - November 17, 2022 - 29:42

In 1972, Faygele Ben-Miriam’s penchant for wearing dresses to the office got him fired from his government job in Seattle. The fact that he had recently brought one of the very first same-sex marriage lawsuits was another strike against him. Undeterred, he went back to court and sued his employer.Heads-up: The interview featured in this episode was conducted in 1989. You’ll hear Faygele Ben-Miriam refer to intellectually disabled people using an outdated and now offensive term.Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources, as well as a transcript of the episode.For exclusive Making Gay History bonus content, join our Patreon community.———

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