Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

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Revisiting the Archive: Episode 2: Edythe Eyde

March 28, 2020 - 17:03
Musical uplift for anxious times. When Eric Marcus interviewed lesbian publishing pioneer Edythe Eyde in 1989, she treated him to a...

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 1: Frank Kameny

March 21, 2020 - 17:02
In 1957, Frank Kameny was fired from his job at the U.S. Army Map Service for being gay. He went on to fight the federal government for...

Bonus: From the Vault: Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson, 1970

December 27, 2019 - 22:08
In 1970, a young radio reporter recorded an interview with Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and other members of the newly formed...

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Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.

More Episodes

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 2: Edythe Eyde

March 28, 2020 - 17:03
Musical uplift for anxious times. When Eric Marcus interviewed lesbian publishing pioneer Edythe Eyde in 1989, she treated him to a...

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 1: Frank Kameny

March 21, 2020 - 17:02
In 1957, Frank Kameny was fired from his job at the U.S. Army Map Service for being gay. He went on to fight the federal government for...

Bonus: From the Vault: Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson, 1970

December 27, 2019 - 22:08
In 1970, a young radio reporter recorded an interview with Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and other members of the newly formed...

Season 6: Episode 5: Damien Martin

December 19, 2019 - 32:16
Damien Martin grew up in foster care and on the streets of Philadelphia, so he knew all too well about the needs of vulnerable youth. In...

Season 6: Episode 4: Nancy Walker

December 5, 2019 - 25:50
In 1976 Nancy Walker joined the Gay Community News, an influential Boston-based weekly paper. She was in her 40s, an outspoken New...

Season 6: Episode 3: Barbara Smith

November 21, 2019 - 23:03
For nearly half a century, Barbara Smith has been speaking truth to power—as a woman against misogyny, as an African American against...