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Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

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    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

    Lucy Hicks Anderson

    Lucy Hicks Anderson

    This week we're talking about the early 20th century American cook, socialite and transgender woman Lucy Hicks Anderson. Join us to hear about Lucy's determination to live authentically in the face of repeated court cases, the enduring love and respect shown to her by her community, and the greatest dinner rolls ever made.

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    [Image description: Black and white photo of Lucy Hicks Anderson, a middle-aged African American woman. She is facing the camera and wearing a large hat and a pale jacket.]

    • 1 hr
    Ewan Forbes

    Ewan Forbes

    Join us for the first episode of Season 9 as we discuss the life and trial of 20th century Scottish aristocrat and farmer Dr Ewan Forbes. We'll be talking about how to transition in rural mid-20th century Scotland, an impressively bold legal defense strategy, and the perils of keeping lion cubs in your family home.

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    [Image: Photo of Ewan Forbes from 1952; he is a middle-aged man in a checked three-piece suit, smiling and talking to someone out of frame.]

     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Hildegard of Bingen

    Hildegard of Bingen

    This week on Queer as Fact, we're talking about the 12th-century German nun and polymath Hildegard of Bingen. Join us for thorny theological questions, savage letters to the Pope and a medieval description of the female orgasm.

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    [Image: Medieval illustration of Hildegard in a nun's habit, writing. Red tendrils reach down towards her face. A monk is watching on.]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Giovanni’s Room

    Giovanni’s Room

    In today's episode of Queer as Fiction we delve into James Baldwin's 1956 novel, Giovanni's Room.


    Join us as we discuss 1950s gender roles, the French gay bar scene and the concept of a Manic Pixie Dream Gay.


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    [Image: Front Cover of the Penguin Modern Classics edition of Giovanni's Room, the 1956 novel by James Baldwin. It features the silhouettes of two men and the legs of a woman]

    • 54 min
    Harry Crawford

    Harry Crawford

    Today's episode is on the life and trial of early 20th century Australian transgender man Harry Crawford. Join us to learn what court records, newspaper articles and modern biographies can tell us about a century of Australian attitudes to transgender experiences.


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    [Image: Mugshot of Harry Crawford, taken by the New South Wales Police Department in 1920. It is a black and white photo Harry Crawford, a white man in a three piece suit looking at the camera with a serious expression.]

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Asexual Manifesto

    The Asexual Manifesto

    This week, Queer as Fact is talking about the Asexual Manifesto, published in New York in 1972. Join us for our first deep dive into ace history, a discussion of the place of asexuality in 1970s feminism, and one of the first ever mentions of ace pride.


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    [Image: 'Lesbian activists at Barnard provide labels', Off Our Backs vol. 3 no. 6 Feb/Mar 1973 - a young woman sits in front of a sign featuring various sexuality labels, including asexual]

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

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A new fav

Really enjoying going through the back catalogue, the eps on Tchaikovsky and Frida stand out.

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My new favourite!

Have only just discovered this podcast, and now I get the joy of having a really interesting, fun and insightful collection of stories to catch up on. I love the wit and banter between hosts, and the research and care they put into episodes is really thorough. Thanks so much for all your work!

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