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

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

    Albanian Sworn Virgins

    Albanian Sworn Virgins

    In today's episode, we will be talking about Albanian sworn virgins, a traditional Albanian custom that allowed someone assigned female at birth to assume a male gender role by taking a vow of chastity. Tune in to learn how sworn virgins live as men with the respect of their communities, as well as meeting a few rogue Franciscan missionaries and nuns with guns.
    We also have an announcement at the start of the episode featuring a special guest! Alexandra Amerides is an operatic contralto & androgyne working with Gertrude Opera to bring acclaimed modern trans opera As One to life right here in our home city of Melbourne. Listen in for not only discounted tickets but also an opportunity to participate in a video call with the creators of the most produced modern opera in America. 
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    Photo: Jill Peters, 2013.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Sally Ride

    Sally Ride

    Today's episode is on Sally Ride, the first American woman in space! Join us for the space race, catching jellybeans in zero gravity, and how Sally's lifelong partner Tam is carrying on her legacy.
    Extra thanks to Eli for putting this together at the last minute while Jason was unwell.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Njinga of Ndongo

    Njinga of Ndongo

    Today, we bring you Queer As Fact's first African episode! Njinga ruled the nations of Ndongo and Matamba during the 17th century; was described by Portuguese colonists as "the most powerful adversary that has ever existed in Africa"; and is viewed as hero in modern-day Angola.
    Source list available here

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Harry Allen

    Harry Allen

    Welcome back to Season 4 of Queer as Fact! Today we're talking about Harry Allen, a trans man who was the subject of a sensational newspaper campaign in early 20th century Seattle. Join us to hear about biting cops, flaming neckties, and the parallels between Harry's life and issues faced by modern trans youth.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    We'wha

    We'wha

    In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, today's episode is on the 19th-century Zuni craftsperson and ambassador, We'wha. Join us as we discuss We'wha's lhamana gender, their meeting with President Grover Cleveland, and how they single-handedly forced 27 US soldiers into retreat.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Chevalière d'Éon: Part 2

    The Chevalière d'Éon: Part 2

    Today we bring you the second half of our discussion on the 18th century French spy, the Chevalière d'Éon. Join us to hear about a narrow escape from the French Revolution, queer takes on Christian theology, and how to do better trans history. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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