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. June 07, 2020
    26 min
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    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…
  2. June 14, 2020
    28 min
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    Introducing Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust: Leon Bass
    MGH is Eric Marcus’s first love. But he also co-produces Those Who Were There. Have a listen to this episode featuring Leon Bass. He faced racism growing up in 1930s Philadelphia, in the Army during WWII, and d…
  3. June 18, 2020
    24 min
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    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 13: Larah Helayne & Jean O’Leary
    When high schooler Larah Helayne heard MGH’s episode with Jean O’Leary, it changed the course of her life. Plans to become a nun gave way for a new role as an LGBTQ trailblazer. In this season finale, we celebr…
  4. October 01, 2020
    6 min
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    MGH & Studs Terkel Radio Archive: Preview
    Making Gay History is back! Join us as we mine the Studs Terkel Radio Archive in Chicago for stories from our proud LGBTQ past to bring you eight intimate conversations conducted between 1959 and 1981 by the le…
  5. October 01, 2020
    24 min
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    MGH & Studs Terkel: Episode 1: Christopher Isherwood
    Author Christopher Isherwood left England for Germany in 1929. His stories about his years there inspired the musical “Cabaret,” which shaped the image of decadent interwar Berlin in the popular imagination. Bu…