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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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    • 4.7 • 1.2K Ratings

Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.

    4. Rewind: Stonewall 50: Live from Stonewall

    4. Rewind: Stonewall 50: Live from Stonewall

    What made Stonewall different? How can we carry the lessons of the uprising with us today? Eric is joined by one archivist and four activists to answer those questions in an intergenerational conversation recorded at the Stonewall Inn on May 23, 2019.
    First aired June 27, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources, as well as the episode’s transcript. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    3. Rewind: Stonewall 50: “Say It Loud! Gay & Proud!”

    3. Rewind: Stonewall 50: “Say It Loud! Gay & Proud!”

    Like so many other acts of LGBTQ resistance, the 1969 Stonewall riots could have become a footnote in history. But the protests and organizing that followed launched a new phase in the fight for LGBTQ rights. Hear how anger found its voice and how joy propelled the first Pride marches.
    First aired June 20, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources, as well as the episode’s transcript. 
    To hear more from Craig Rodwell, go here. And listen to Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen here as they discuss how homophile activists fared in the heady days of post-Stonewall organizing.

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    • 39 min
    2. Rewind: Stonewall 50: "Everything Clicked… And the Riot Was On"

    2. Rewind: Stonewall 50: "Everything Clicked… And the Riot Was On"

    The Stonewall uprising began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. Revisit that moment, and the hours and days that followed, with voices from the Making Gay History archive. Relive in vivid detail the dawning of a new chapter in the fight for LGBTQ rights.
    First aired June 13, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources, as well the episode’s transcript. 
    To hear more of Marsha P. Johnson and Randy Wicker’s conversation about Stonewall, go here. And listen to Morty Manford’s account of the riots here.

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    • 33 min
    1. Rewind: Stonewall 50: Prelude to a Riot

    1. Rewind: Stonewall 50: Prelude to a Riot

    Conflict has context. In this first episode of Making Gay History’s Stonewall season, we hear stories from the pre-Stonewall struggle for LGBTQ rights. We travel back in time to the turbulent 1960s and take you to the tinderbox that was Greenwich Village on the eve of an uprising.
    First aired June 6, 2019. Visit MGH’s episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources, as well as the episode’s transcript. 

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    • 38 min
    Michelle Lopez

    Michelle Lopez

    Women can’t get AIDS—or so Michelle Lopez thought until she tested positive for HIV in 1990. Viable treatments were years away, but the undocumented immigrant from Trinidad would not be defeated. She turned her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others while she fought for her life.
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    • 24 min
    Guest Episode: LGBTQ&A: Peter Staley: ACT UP Changed the World — Here’s How

    Guest Episode: LGBTQ&A: Peter Staley: ACT UP Changed the World — Here’s How

    As a complement to our episode featuring Ann Northrop, meet Peter Staley, another seminal member of ACT UP, in this 2021 interview courtesy of the LGBTQ&A podcast, hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate in partnership with GLAAD.
    Listen to the LGBTQ&A podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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Remembering

Eric, your setting the scene creates a visual of sound by the familiar clicking of the tape recorder, inviting us into the room, describing what your quest is wearing, where they sit and their general appearance and overall look. Your questions are a time travel to the past with guest answers bringing their story to our present. You conclude beautifully explaining where your guests are now and year of their death and circumstances related to it. Then the clicking off of your familiar recording device. Thanks for the memories Eric Markus and your dedication in making them known.

Marcelony1 ,

Wonderfully done.

Love the series.

MaryMcCrumble ,

Thank you

I just listened to the coming of age series and as a child of the ‘80s I wasn’t aware of many of the details about the aids crisis. This story is beautifully told- thank you for sharing your incredible and personal story.

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