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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.

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive Eric Marcus

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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.

    Meg Christian

    Meg Christian

    Olivia Records cofounder Meg Christian helped ignite the women’s music movement of the 1970s with lesbian classics like “Ode to a Gym Teacher.” Meet Meg, in song and conversation, in our final episode drawn from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive. 
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    • 28 min
    Leonard Matlovich

    Leonard Matlovich

    When Leonard Matlovich was thrown out of the Air Force for being gay, he sued for reinstatement. It was 1975 and it was the first case of its kind. Hear the LGBTQ rights pioneer—and startlingly frank one-time racist—in conversation with Studs Terkel.
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    • 22 min
    Jill Johnston

    Jill Johnston

    Sparks flew when radical lesbian feminist Jill Johnston sat down for an interview with Studs Terkel in 1973. Jill had just published a controversial manifesto called “Lesbian Nation,” which advocated that women break with men entirely. It was provocative stuff—even for the usually unflappable Studs.
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    • 23 min
    Mattachine Midwest

    Mattachine Midwest

    A half-century ago, Studs Terkel interviewed three members of the homophile group Mattachine Midwest: the organization’s president, a student activist, and lesbian pulp author Valerie Taylor. Join them for a wide-ranging and laugh-filled conversation about gay liberation both personal and political.
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    • 23 min
    Quentin Crisp

    Quentin Crisp

    From a young age, Quentin Crisp was determined to be himself—makeup, painted nails, dramatically dyed hair, and all—even if it consigned him to a life of poverty and isolation. Hear the author, raconteur, and provocateur in a 1970 conversation with Studs Terkel before he found late-in-life fame.
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    • 25 min
    "Les-Lee"

    "Les-Lee"

    Canadian female impersonator John Falk Tomkinson appeared around the globe under the stage name Les-Lee for over three decades. In 1967 Studs Terkel interviewed the performer to talk about his art and upbringing, and his experiences of being “different.”  
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    • 19 min

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HugATreeOrTwo ,

Thank you so much for this

I’m a young French bisexual woman and if not for you I don’t know how I would have access to the voices of all these extraordinary people unjustly omitted from history.
There’s something so thrilling and moving about hearing the voices of the people who paved the way for us and whose lives affected ours without them knowing.
I listen to this podcast religiously and listen to it again and again when I have spells of loneliness, as listening to all these LBGTQ elders never fails to make me feel a deep sense of kinship and community.
So from the bottom of my little bi heart: thank you making this, and for making it so readily available to me.

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