Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.
  1. April 18, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 22 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 5: Vito Russo
    Vito Russo’s legacy—as a film historian, activist, and co-founder of GLAAD and ACT UP—is hard to overstate. In this 1988 interview, legacy was also very much on Vito’s mind: it was the height of the AIDS epidem…
  2. April 25, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 17 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 6: Kay Lahusen's Gay…
    When did you make gay history? Join host Eric Marcus, pioneering photojournalist Kay Lahusen, and a group of LGBTQ history-making elders for their monthly retirement community dinner. Happy memories from the re…
  3. May 02, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 28 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 7: Ellen DeGeneres
    Today, Ellen DeGeneres needs no introduction. But as she explained in a 2001 MGH interview, her very public 1997 coming out took a dramatic professional and personal toll. When life goes off the rails, there’s…
  4. May 09, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 18 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 8: Morris Foote
    In late 1955, the police of Boise, Idaho, started a sweeping investigation into an alleged “homosexual underground.” Fearing arrest, Morris Foote fled town, not to return till 20 years later. A story of Pride f…
  5. May 16, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 22 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 9: Joyce Hunter
    In 1939 Joyce Hunter was born into a world so hostile it’s a wonder she wasn’t crushed. Instead, the challenges and brutality she faced proved to be the launchpad for an expansive life of pioneering activism an…
  6. May 23, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 21 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 10: Perry Watkins
    When Perry Watkins was drafted in 1968, he assumed the Army would reject him for being gay. They didn’t. When they got rid of him after 15 years of service, he fought back. As we face the systemic inequalities…
  7. May 29, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 23 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 11: Larry Kramer
    June 25, 1935 - May 27, 2020. In the early ’80s, author and playwright Larry Kramer was one of the first people to sound the alarm about AIDS. He became one of the loudest voices in the fight against the epidem…
  8. June 07, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 26 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 12: Bayard Rustin
    Making Gay History stands with the countless Americans protesting systemic racism and the deaths of black and brown people at the hands of the police. And we draw inspiration from civil rights heroes like Bayar…