12 episodes

Black and Gay, Back in the Day brings to life a photo archive of Black LGBTQIA+ life in Britain, from the 1970s through to the early 2000s. 
Each episode is an intergenerational journey focusing on a key photograph from the archive - joining stories of the past, with those of today. Marc Thompson is our gentle, inquisitive and warm guide to the archive, helping a rotation of younger Black LGBTQIA+ co-hosts navigate these often untold stories. Each episode covers a different theme drawn out of a single photograph from the collection, submerging you into Black LGBTQIA+ history
This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain. Find the instagram photo archive here.
Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.
CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 43 Ratings

Black and Gay, Back in the Day brings to life a photo archive of Black LGBTQIA+ life in Britain, from the 1970s through to the early 2000s. 
Each episode is an intergenerational journey focusing on a key photograph from the archive - joining stories of the past, with those of today. Marc Thompson is our gentle, inquisitive and warm guide to the archive, helping a rotation of younger Black LGBTQIA+ co-hosts navigate these often untold stories. Each episode covers a different theme drawn out of a single photograph from the collection, submerging you into Black LGBTQIA+ history
This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain. Find the instagram photo archive here.
Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.
CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BONUS: Abi McIntosh with a panel of Black and Gay, Back in the Day contributors

    BONUS: Abi McIntosh with a panel of Black and Gay, Back in the Day contributors

    To celebrate Black LGBTQIA+ communities throughout history and on this podcast, a fantastic panel met at The Standard Hotel in Kings Cross, London. Bringing together amazing contributors - Femi Otitoju, Jordan Onubogu, Fopé Ajanaku and Marc Thompson - allowed for a wider conversation on what Black and Gay, Back in the Day means to them with additional Q&A from a live audience.
    CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production. This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain.  

    Host: Marc Thompson
    Panel Chair: Abi McIntosh
    Panellists: Femi Otitoju, Jordan Onubogu, Fopé Ajanaku, Marc Thompson
    Producers: Shivani Dave, Tash Walker
    Assistant Producer: Abi McIntosh
    Artwork: Kemi Oyolede
    Music: Amaroun 
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.

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    • 51 min
    UK Black Pride with Nic Farmer

    UK Black Pride with Nic Farmer

    Digital creator and the director of BlaqUK (spelt with a q) Nic Farmer is inspired by a colour photograph of a man sitting on a red metal bench, his legs crossed and right arm resting across his body. He is holding a black tote bag with gold sequin detail. We know the man to be David McAlmott on his way to London Pride in 1992. It looks hot, similar to the day Nic went to UK Black Pride to talk to people about what it meant to be at such a huge gathering for the Black LGBTQ+ community. Together we go on a journey to celebrate Black culture and heritage in a space where Black Queer people are the majority. 
     
    CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production. This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain.  

    Host: Marc Thompson
    Co-host: Nic Farmer
    Producers: Shivani Dave, Tash Walker
    Assistant Producer: Abi McIntosh
    Artwork: Kemi Oyolede
    Music: Amaroun 
    Thanks to UK Black Pride
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.


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    • 34 min
    Reverend Jide Macaulay with Rico Jacob Chace

    Reverend Jide Macaulay with Rico Jacob Chace

    LGBTQ+ organiser and trans activist, Rico Jacob Chace is inspired by a colour photograph of two men who appear to be posting for the camera at a party. We know the men in the forefront to be Colin and Neville at the Big Up Christmas party in Brixton, 1996.⁣ This event was organised by the first fully funded organisation in the country to work specifically to address HIV prevention amongst Black gay and bisexual men and to support those living with HIV. Rico finds another man who was there at that party, Reverend Jide Macauley. Both Rico and Jide support Black LGBTQIA+ people in thier work today and highlight the importance of looking out for each other. 
    CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production. This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain.  

    Host: Marc Thompson
    Co-host: Rico Jacob Chace
    Guest: Reverend Jide Macaulay 
    Producers: Shivani Dave, Tash Walker
    Assistant Producer: Abi McIntosh
    Artwork: Kemi Oyolede
    Music: Amaroun 
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.


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    • 41 min
    Marc Thompson with Iesha Palmer

    Marc Thompson with Iesha Palmer

    Trans activist and lover of all things queer and erotic, Iesha Palmer switches things up this episode. They are looking at a photograph that was at the heart of a public campaign for HIV+ awareness in the early 2000s. A colour photo shows two Black men in a tight embrace, looking into each other’s eyes - their noses touching, as though they are about to kiss. Underneath the image reads the caption ‘We’re so much closer now - condoms are changing.com’. Medical advances mean HIV is no longer a death sentance and social attiudes are slowly shaking free of that stigma. Someone who has been there to see the progress made in the last 30 years is Marc Thompson! Together, Iesha and Marc discuss the importance of healthcare parity for Black LGBTQIA+ people.  
    CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production. This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain.  

    Host: Marc Thompson
    Co-host: Iesha Palmer
    Producers: Shivani Dave, Tash Walker
    Assistant Producer: Abi McIntosh
    Artwork: Kemi Oyolede
    Music: Amaroun 
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.


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    • 42 min
    Yvonne Taylor with Jewel Foster

    Yvonne Taylor with Jewel Foster

    Community organiser, Jewel Foster, is uncovers a Black and lesbian collective from the 80’s by starting with a black and white picture of a woman angled from below. It is slightly out of focus but the woman who is wearing flared trousers with a white belt and polo t-shirt draws you in. Her right arm is bent with her hips popping to the left, as she leans on sound system speakers that pile high up to the ceiling. The woman who we know to be Yvonne Taylor is looking directly at you, and wearing  glasses that reflect the flash of the camera. Yvonne was one of the founding members Sistermatic, a lesbian-run sound system. Together Jewel and Yvonne reflect on how having Black LGBTQIA+ community is a priority. 
     
    CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production. This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain.  

    Host: Marc Thompson
    Co-host: Jewel Foster
    Guest: Yvonne Taylor
    Producers: Shivani Dave, Tash Walker
    Assistant Producer: Abi McIntosh
    Artwork: Kemi Oyolede
    Music: Amaroun 
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 43 min
    Ain Bailey and Marilyn Clarke with Chantelle Ayanna

    Ain Bailey and Marilyn Clarke with Chantelle Ayanna

    DJ and producer Chantelle Ayanna is inspired by a colour photograph of two women in a DJ booth surrounded by vinyl and joy. She discovers that the image comes from the opening night of ‘Precious Brown’. A club night for Black queer women at the Candy Bar in London, Soho in the 90’s. The last couple of decades, however, has seen spaces for LGBTQIA+ people disappear. Together, the three reflect on the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ club nights, parties and music. 
    CONTENT WARNING: This podcast is about the experience of Black LGBTQIA+ communities with open discussion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexual discrimination.
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production. This eye opening series highlights the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ history, amplifying the work of its founders Marc Thompson and Jason Okundaye, as we repaint the photographs through audio, helping to facilitate the mission of honouring and remembering Black queer life in Britain.  

    Host: Marc Thompson
    Co-host: Chantelle Ayanna
    Guest: Ain Bailey and Marylin Clarke
    Producers: Shivani Dave, Tash Walker
    Assistant Producer: Abi McIntosh
    Artwork: Kemi Oyolede
    Music: Amaroun 
    Black and Gay, Back in the Day is an Aunt Nell Production, supported by the Audio Content Fund.


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

123456SD654321 ,

Could not recommend this podcast enough! Must listen!!!

The interviewers, interviewees and stories that are shared through this podcast are magical. I can’t wait for more episodes.

AdamSmith520 ,

Untold stories!

I’ve never heard conversations like this before. So important to capture these and hear them. Love Ted talking to Abi in episode 1 and can’t wait for more wisdom from the coming episodes! Black Queer Power.

shivshank ,

More please!

I can’t wait to hear more from this podcast, shining a light on Black LGBTQ+ people who are really often overlooked. This is vital listening for everyone

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