34 episodes

Making Queer History: Connecting our queer history to our queer present.

Making Queer History Laura Darling

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Making Queer History: Connecting our queer history to our queer present.

    Michelle Cliff

    Michelle Cliff

    In this episode Will and Laura discuss Michelle Cliff and Laura recommends Beyond the Pale
    [Disclaimer: Some of the sources may contain triggering material.]
    Barnes,  Erin M, and Lily L Miles. “Michelle Cliff.” Voices from the Gaps, 17  Oct. 2004, pp. 1–5.,  conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/166124/Cliff%2C%20Michelle.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.
    Grimes,  William. “Michelle Cliff, Who Wrote of Colonialism and Racism, Dies at  69.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 18 June 2016, www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/books/michele-cliff-who-wrote-of-colonialism-and-racism-dies-at-69.html.
    Judith  Raiskin, and Michelle Cliff. "The Art of History: An Interview with  Michelle Cliff." The Kenyon Review 15, no. 1 (1993): 57-71. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4336802.
    “Michelle Cliff.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/michelle-cliff.
    Schwartz,  Meryl F., and Michelle Cliff. "An Interview with Michelle Cliff."  Contemporary Literature 34, no. 4 (1993): 595-619. doi:10.2307/1208803.

    • 44 min
    György Faludy

    György Faludy

    We discuss the life of György Faludy and recommend 7 Blades in Black.
    MMIW:  http://itstartswithus-mmiw.com/ 
    [Disclaimer: Some of the sources may contain triggering material.]
    Amiel, Barbara. “George Faludy Got Married at 91 and Said Goodbye to Eric.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 12 Aug. 2002.
    Faludy, György. “Learn by Heart This Poem of Mine.” Google, Open Democracy, 3 Sept. 2006.
    Goff, Samuel. “Unreleased Works by Hungarian Author György Faludy to Go under the Hammer.” The Calvert Journal, CALVERT 22 FOUNDATION, 4 Nov. 2015.
    Gomori, George. “Obituary: Gyorgy Faludy.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 8 Sept. 2006.
    “György Faludy.” Hungarian Review, BL Nonprofit Kft.
    “Gyorgy Faludy.” The Economist, The Economist Newspaper, 16 Sept. 2006.
    Reuters. “Gyorgy Faludy, 95, Hungarian Poet and Figure in Resistance, Dies.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Sept. 2006.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Carlos Járegui

    Carlos Járegui

    Will and Laura talk about Carlos Jáuregui and the impact of his life. We also discuss the importance of human connection in political movements and how loving a country should affect your politics. We recommend the movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
    You can find the documentary on Jáuregui here, it is in Spanish but YouTube provides auto-translated closed captions. 
    His biography, written by Mabel Bellucci, is called "Orgullo - Carlos Jáuregui, una biografía política", or "Pride - Carlos  Jáuregui , a political biography". You can find information about it here,  but we could not find an English version.
    You can find information about Portrait of a Lady on Fire here. 
    [Disclaimer: Some of the sources may contain triggering material.]
    Diverse Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Ciudad, 2 Oct. 2017, turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en/article/diverse-buenos-aires.
    CCA Glasgow. SQIFFQueer Revolution: Carlos Jáuregui - The Unforgettable F*g. Centre for Contemporary Arts, 29 Sept. 2017, www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/sqiff-queer-revolution-carlos-jauregui-the-unforgettable-f*g.
    Human Rights Awards. OutRight International Action, 11 Apr. 2016, www.outrightinternational.org/events/awards-2016.
    Jackman, Josh. “The First Underground Station to Be Named after an LGBT Activist Looks Absolutely Beautiful.” PinkNews Argentina, PinkNews, 27 Mar. 2017, www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/03/27/the-first-underground-station-to-be-named-after-an-lgbt-activist-looks-absolutely-beautiful/.
    Marshall, Terri. Buenos Aires Plays Its Gay Trump Card | TravelSquire. Travel Squire, 17 Apr. 2017, travelsquire.com/buenos-aires-plays-gay-trump-card.
    van Gorder, Bryan. “Buenos Aires Renames Subway Station After LGBT Activist.” LOGO News, Logo NewNowNext, 31 Mar. 2017, www.newnownext.com/buenos-aires-subway-carlos-jauregui/03/2017/.
    McNamara, Jayson. 'Carlos Jáuregui Put His Face on Our Struggle'. BuenosAiresHerald.com, 17 Sept. 2014, www.buenosairesherald.com/article/169964/%C2%91carlos-j%C3%A1uregui-put-his-face-on-our-st.
    Nanu, Maighna. “Buenos Aires Opens Renamed Subway Station Honoring LGBT Activist Carlos Jáuregui.” The Bubble, The Bubble, Inc., 20 Mar. 2017, thebubble.com/buenos-aires-opens-renamed-subway-station-honoring-lgbt-activist-carlos-jauregui.

    • 47 min
    Yukio Mishima

    Yukio Mishima

    In this episode, Laura and Will talk about the intricate and contradictory life of Yukio Mishima and recommend Ami McKay's book "The Witches of New York" which you can read more about here: http://amimckay.com/books/the-witches-of-new-york/
    Content warning for suicide, which is a subject in the entire podcast, but specifically discussed from 35:55 to 39:30. 
    [Disclaimer: Some of the sources may contain triggering material.]
    Belsky, Beryl. “Yukio Mishima: The Turbulent Life Of A Conflicted Martyr.” Culture Trip, The Culture Trip Ltd, 18 Oct. 2012.
    Flanagan, Damian. “Mishima and the Maze of Sexuality in Modern Japan.” The Japan Times, The Japan Times LTD., 14 Jan. 2017.
    Graham, Tom. “The Tragic Life and Death of Yukio Mishima.” Little White Lies, TCOLondon Publishing, 25 May 2016.
    Kelly, Richard T. “Rereading: The Sea of Fertility Tetralogy by Yukio Mishima.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 3 June 2011.
    Lanagan, Damian. “Yukio Mishima's Enduring, Unexpected Influence.” The Japan Times, The Japan Times LTD., 21 Nov. 2015.
    The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Mishima Yukio.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 21 May 2015.
    Watts, Jonathan. “Anniversary of Japanese Writer Yukio Mishima's Suicide.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 24 Nov. 2000.

    • 50 min


    This episode we discuss Elagabalus and Laura recommends The Tea Dragon Society
    [Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material.]
    “Elagabalus.” Elagabalus, Illustrated History of the Roman Empire, roman-empire.net/decline/elagabalus.html.
    The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Elagabalus: Roman Emperor.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
    Wasson, Donald L. "Elagabalus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Oct 2013. Web. 25 Sep 2017.
    Weingarten, Judith. “The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor.” The World Rankings, Times Higher Education (THE), 22 May 2015.
    Mijatovic, Alexis. “A Brief Biography of Elagabalus: the Transgender Ruler of Rome · Challenging Gender Boundaries: A Trans Biography Project · Outhistory.org.” Out History, The Digital Humanities Initiative.
    Meckler, Michael L. “Elagabalus.” De Imperatoribus Romanis, 26 Aug. 1997.
    De, Arrizabalaga y Prado Leonardo. The Emperor Elagabalus: Fact or Fiction? Cambridge University Press, 2014.
    Edale, John. “Rome's Forgotten Empress: The Strange Reign of Emporer Elagabalus.” The Good Men Project, 6 Feb. 2015.







    • 34 min
    Billy Tipton

    Billy Tipton

    Will and Laura talk about Billy Tipton and discuss A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities:
    [Disclaimer: some of the sources may contain triggering material.]
    Thomas, Marlo. “The Curious History of Women Who 'Passed' As Men In Pursuit of a Dream.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 3 May 2013, huffingtonpost.com/marlo-thomas/women-who-passed-as-men_b_3203857.html.
    Williams, Holly. “Culture - The Cross-Dressing Gents of Victorian England.” BBC, BBC, 8 June 2016, bbc.com/culture/story/20160608-the-cross-dressing-gents-of-victorian-england.
    Park, Chris. “Billy Lee Tipton (1914-89) - Jazz Musician.” LGBT History Project, 1 Jan. 1970, lgbthistoryproject.blogspot.ca/2012/02/billy-lee-tipton-1914-89-jazz-musician.html.
    Smith, Dinitia. “One False Note in a Musician's Life; Billy Tipton Is Remembered With Love, Even by Those Who Were Deceived.” The New York Times, 1 June 1998, nytimes.com/1998/06/02/arts/one-false-note-musician-s-life-billy-tipton-remembered-with-love-even-those-who.html.
    Middlebrook, Diane Wood. “Suit Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 21 Jan. 1989, nytimes.com/books/first/m/middlebrook-suits.html.
    Lehrman, Sally. “Billy Tipton: Self-Made Man.” Stanford Today, Stanford University, 1997, web.stanford.edu/dept/news/stanfordtoday/ed/9705/9705fea601.shtml.
    Chin, Paula, and Nick Gallo. “Death Discloses Billy Tipton’s Strange Secret: He Was a She.” PEOPLE.com, Time Inc, 20 Feb. 1989, people.com/archive/death-discloses-billy-tiptons-strange-secret-he-was-a-she-vol-31-no-7.
    Associated Press. “'Dad' to Adopted Sons: Jazz Player Billy Tipton Kept Her Secret to the End.” Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 1989, articles.latimes.com/1989-02-01/news/mn-1454_1_billy-tipton.
    Blecha, Peter. “Tipton, Billy (1914-1989): Spokane's Secretive Jazzman.” History Link, 17 Sept. 2005, historylink.org/File/7456.
    “Billy Tipton.” Queer Music Heritage, Feb. 2003, queermusicheritage.com/feb2003bt.html.
    Robinson, Kathryn. “The Double Life of Billy Tipton.” Inlander, Inlander, 8 Sept. 2017, inlander.com/spokane/the-double-life-of-billy-tipton/Content?oid=2215477.
    Traphagan, Monica. “Double Life.” Damn Interesting, Damn Interesting, 14 Oct. 2016, damninteresting.com/nugget/double-life.
    Judd, Hannah. “Navigating Gender: Billy Tipton and the Jazz Culture of Masculinity.” Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons, 2016, repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=uhf_2016.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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I would give this 100 stars if I could

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I really wanted to like this podcast, but I just couldn't get into it. The host included too many of her personal opinions, problems, and feelings. Just tell me the history without the running commentary on your emotions.

This podcast is a good place for ideas of people and events to look up and then learn about them from another source...

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Informative and fascinating!

I'm so glad you put this on iTunes! There is so much relatively unknown queer history, and I learn something new with each episode.

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