The One Fifty Marchers follows Frazer & JD's journey to track down the 150 men and women who took part in the first LGBTQ+ march on Highbury Fields, London, on November 27th, 1970. This march took place to protest the way in which gay people were being treated and was the spark which began the UK gay rights movement. This podcast is a celebration of the original marchers, a number of which we will speak with throughout, and the work they did in making LGBTQ+ rights move forward in the United Kingdom. The podcast includes interviews with current LGBTQ+ campaigners in the United Kingdom about the brilliant work they are doing to support the community.
Episode Ten: Remembering Friends
In this episode, Frazer and JD talk with marcher Philip Recorla who shares memories of his friend and fellow marcher, Martin Grant. They also talk with Jeffrey Weeks who shares his memories of Mickey Burbidge. This is the final episode of season one, and we look forward to returning to you in the Autumn of 2021!
The One Fifty Marchers at the Bar: In Conversation with Phil Samba
Last summer, we spoke with Phil Samba who works for PrEPster, an organisation which aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond. Tune in now to hear his journey, to learn about PrEP, and to hear why looking after your mental health is important.
The One Fifty Marchers at the Bar: In Conversation with Sir Ian McKellen
Join Frazer and JD in a slight format switch up as they share interviews with current UK LGBTQ+ campaigners. This episode features their interview with Sir Ian McKellen.
Episode Nine: Pretty Policemen
Frazer and JD take a look at Louis Eakes, the man who was responsible for bringing the marchers out into the open on November 27th, 1970. They speak with LGBTQ activist, Bernard Greaves, who knew Louis at the time and he also shares the work he did in fighting against the Pretty Policemen. This episode contains additional vocal contributions by Afton Moran, Kevin R. Free, Andrew Pollard, Olivia Fischer, and Nate P. Willey.
Episode Eight: Demand and Prosper
Frazer and JD look into the Gay Liberation Front demands, and speak with Nettie Pollard: a member since 1971 and activist ever since. Michael Cashman talks about the paperback release of his autobiography, 'One of Them' and his journey from East End boy to the House of Lords. Features additional vocal contributions by Jeffrey Weeks, Stuart Feather, and Philip Rescorla.
Episode Seven: Nailing It
Frazer and JD talk with confirmed Highbury Fields marcher, Jeffrey Weeks, about how the experience of the march changed his life. They also talk with trans activist, Charlie Craggs about activism and her unique way of connecting and engaging with people on trans rights.
I'm so glad I joined this journey! I learned a lot, and such a novel idea to trace back and find people now. Loved listening whilst pottering around the house - found it super calming thinking back on times I wasn't around for, but that played such a big part in lives today.
A fascinating slice of UK history delivered in a really engaging way... I’m impatiently waiting for the next episode!
Fascinating And Vital Story
Frazer and JD have done a brilliant job highlighting some pioneers that anyone concerned with equal rights would be thankful. They fought to get us where we are today. Our job is to keep the baton passing. Thank you both for this work!