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Secret societies, FBI hunts, mysterious rich people, raids, riots, and romance. The true story of American LGBTQ liberation from day 1 to Stonewall. Season 2 begins June 3, 2020.

A Queer Serial Devlyn Camp

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 125 Ratings

Secret societies, FBI hunts, mysterious rich people, raids, riots, and romance. The true story of American LGBTQ liberation from day 1 to Stonewall. Season 2 begins June 3, 2020.

    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Check out the podcast on Instagram @queerserial to see the FULL visual trailer!

    Season 2 picks up in 1954, right where we left off. (But you don’t need to hear season 1 to follow along.) A secret organization of lesbians forms under the FBI's watchful eye as the national Mattachine Society crumbles. A political revolution is launched by a drag queen. Police raid gay spaces and street queens fight back.

    The conservative gays who commandeered the movement in Season 1 push against the queers who don't conform to suits and skirts. The masks come off and a militant minority is rising.

    Mattachine: A Queer Serial is told in serialized episodes. Created by Devlyn Camp.

    Bonus episodes! Cute buttons! Cute mugs! Cute archival research photos! Join me on Patreon at patreon.com/queerserial. Our first bonus episode (June 1!) is also a true queer history story called “A Murder in Midtown.” It’s a wild tale.

    Love the show? Please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts to help new listeners find the show! Thanks for your support. :)

    Resources, donations, and the full voice cast for the podcast can be found at queerserial.com.

    This season is also brought to you in part by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Francisco! We love the Sisters.

    Music by Kevin MacLeod is at incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons by attribution 4.0. The original Mattachine Society jester logo and audio clips of Harry Hay are courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Audio clips from The Rejected are licensed by Thirteen Productions and WNET. 

    • 3 min
    Season 1 Recap

    Season 1 Recap

    You don’t have to hear season 1 to join us for season 2, but in case you wanna brush up…!

    Season 2 picks up in 1954, right where we left off. A secret organization of lesbians forms as the national Mattachine Society crumbles. A political revolution is launched by a drag queen. Police raid gay spaces and street queens fight back. The masks come off and a militant minority is rising.

    The true story of American LGBTQ liberation from day 1 to Stonewall.

    A Queer Serial season 2 begins June 3.

    • 20 min
    Mattachine Live in San Francisco!

    Mattachine Live in San Francisco!

    Join me and Joey Cain live at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco this April! We’ll be playing season 1 of Mattachine over three nights, along with visuals of the early LGBTQ movement and discussions about the homophile movement. (Joey was a friend of Harry Hay’s!) We’ll also be chatting about how the podcast was produced and what’s ahead in season 2. CAN YOU HANDLE?

    Come ask questions, say hello, tell me who you’re rooting for on Drag Race. Whatever! Tickets are available here: Night 1, April 4: Dawn of the Movement Night 2, April 11: To Be Accused Night 3, April 18: Cracks in the Foundation Every night will be a different topic and different discussion. Tickets are $5 or free for Historical Society members. 

    Join the Mattachine mailing list for cute, periodic updates about the show here: http://eepurl.com/dAp89X

    Follow the show’s production process on Instagram and Twitter @queerserial.
    I can’t wait to meet all of you!
    xoxo
    Devlyn Camp
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    • 1 min
    Bonus: GAY BAR

    Bonus: GAY BAR

    Why are gay bars important? What role have they played in our history? 
    Take a peak at season 2. 

    Join the GAY BAR Book Club at www.mattachinepod.com/support through a single donation or by subscribing to Patreon for even more bonus content! www.patreon.com/mattachinefiles
    Get your Mattachine button through the same links! 

    Patreon subscribers also receive bonus interviews from my Chicago radio show They & Them, photos through my Mattachine research process, transcripts of episodes, and more! 

    Join the Mattachine mailing list, supported by MailChimp! Just add your name and email. eepurl.com/dAp89X

    Please rate and/or review the show on iTunes to help our audience grow! Click here: apple.co/2jLJe8q 

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @mattachinefiles.

    Special thanks to author Will Fellows for donating GAY BAR to support the podcast!
    Learn more about his work at www.willfellows.com.

    School teachers, email me at ourhistorypod@gmail.com for free transcripts of the episodes along with our resources. The original Mattachine Society jester logo used courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. 
    Thanks for listening! Please continue to share our history. 

    • 7 min
    S1 E10 "Take This Crowd On"

    S1 E10 "Take This Crowd On"

    When the Mattachine's founder is called to testify, when ONE Magazine is seized by the post office, and when the FBI begins to interrogate activists, how does the movement continue to fight? 

    Please rate and/or review the show on iTunes! Click here: apple.co/2jLJe8q 
    Or support the show at patreon.com/mattachinefiles. 
    Editorial advising by Paul Di Ciccio and Albert Williams. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @mattachinefiles. School teachers, email me at ourhistorypod@gmail.com for free transcripts of the episodes along with our resources. 
    The original Mattachine Society jester logo and audio clips of Harry Hay are courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Audio clips from The Rejected are licensed by Thirteen Productions and WNET. 
    Thanks for listening! Please continue to share our history. 

    • 45 min
    S1 E9 "I Think That Man Is One of Those"

    S1 E9 "I Think That Man Is One of Those"

    Do we moderate our queer behavior in an assimilated world? What happens when Mattachine goes public? Or when the culturalists move forward with militant queer identity?   
    "Can Homosexuals Organize?" "How Clean Can A House Get?" "Why Try to Organize a Bunch of Queers Anyway?" "Quo Vadis, Mattachine Society?"   

    Please rate and review the show on iTunes! Or support the show at patreon.com/mattachinefiles. 
    Editorial advising by Paul Di Ciccio and Albert Williams. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @mattachinefiles. School teachers, email me at ourhistorypod@gmail.com for free transcripts of the episodes along with our resources. 
    The original Mattachine Society jester logo and audio clips of Harry Hay are courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Audio clips from The Rejected are licensed by Thirteen Productions and WNET. 
    Thanks for listening! Please continue to share our history. 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

MichaelinRome ,

So Interesting

It’s very important history that doesn’t get often told.

wcnusa ,

5 stars

5 stars

LadyDefective ,

Excellent!!

I always love learning more about LGBTQ+ history and I love the clever, fascinating way that it is presented here in this podcast. Thank you so much ❤️

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