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FBI hunts, outlaw drag queens, and not-so-secret societies. Raids, riots, and romance! The true story of American LGBTQ liberation from the beginning to Stonewall. The final season! Episode Guide: queerserial.com/episodes

Queer Serial: American LGBTQ+ History Devlyn Camp

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    • 5.0 • 141 Ratings

FBI hunts, outlaw drag queens, and not-so-secret societies. Raids, riots, and romance! The true story of American LGBTQ liberation from the beginning to Stonewall. The final season! Episode Guide: queerserial.com/episodes

    S3 E4 "Aunties," or, "The Style of Tomorrow"

    S3 E4 "Aunties," or, "The Style of Tomorrow"

    “Either you keep up with the movement, or you will be dropped by the wayside….that’s just the way movements evolve.” •

    Bonus episodes!! Research dives! (Often NSFW.) Mugs! Buttons! Books! Plus tons of other fun stuff! $3/month at Patreon.com/QueerSerial. Bonus episodes come right to your phone like any other podcast! If you’re already a Patreon gal, click here to make those bonus episodes pop up in your regular podcast feed.

    Looking for some reruns? Check out this handy dandy EPISODE GUIDE.

    If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts to help new listeners find the show!

    Subscribe to the Queer Serial email list here! Thanks for your support. :) 

    Wanna put faces to the names? See the gay bars and cruising grounds? Flip through the homophile publications? Follow the show in photos on Instagram and Twitter @queerserial. 

    Teachers, message me for transcripts of the episodes! queerserial@gmail.com 

    Resources, donations, and the full voice cast for the podcast can be found at queerserial.com. Learn more about Reed Erickson on “Making Gay History” here. Check out the largest LGBTQ archive in the world, the ONE Archives, here. And her spin-off group, Tangents, here.

    Listen to my other podcast for one of Chicago’s oldest gay bars Sidetrack, “OutSpoken: LGBTQ Storytelling."

    Music is by Blue Dot Sessions, and Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons by attribution 4.0. The original Mattachine Society jester logo is used courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. xoxo
    Devlyn

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    S3 E3 "The Raid on California Hall: After the Ball"

    S3 E3 "The Raid on California Hall: After the Ball"

    “Angry Ministers Rip Police” • The fever breaks in San Francisco.

    Bonus episodes!! Research dives! (Often NSFW.) Mugs! Buttons! Books! Plus tons of other fun stuff! $3/month at Patreon.com/QueerSerial. Bonus episodes come right to your phone like any other podcast! If you’re already a Patreon gal, click here to make those bonus episodes pop up in your regular podcast feed.

    Looking for some reruns? Check out this handy dandy EPISODE GUIDE.

    If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts to help new listeners find the show!

    Subscribe to the Queer Serial email list here! Thanks for your support. :) 

    Wanna put faces to the names? See the gay bars and cruising grounds? Flip through the homophile publications? Follow the show in photos on Instagram and Twitter @queerserial. 

    Teachers, message me for transcripts of the episodes! queerserial@gmail.com 

    Resources, donations, and the full voice cast for the podcast can be found at queerserial.com. Check out Glide Memorial Church here, and the documentary about the raid on California Hall "Lewd & Lascivious” here. Listen to Eric Marcus’s interview with Herb Donaldson & Evander Smith on Making Gay History here. Listen to Officer Elliot Blackstone, of the National Transsexual Counseling Unit, interview transgender people in 1968 San Francisco here.

    Check out my other podcast for one of Chicago’s oldest gay bars Sidetrack, “OutSpoken: LGBTQ Storytelling."

    Music is by Blue Dot Sessions, and Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons by attribution 4.0. The original Mattachine Society jester logo is used courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. xoxo
    Devlyn

    linktr.ee/queerserial

    • 30 min
    S3 E2 "The Raid on California Hall"

    S3 E2 "The Raid on California Hall"

    “Every month you move forward by leaps and bounds.” • This is your ticket to the New Year’s Mardi Gras Ball hosted by the Council on Religion and the Homosexual.

    Bonus episodes!! Research dives! (Often NSFW.) Mugs! Buttons! Books! Plus tons of other fun stuff! $3/month at Patreon.com/QueerSerial. Bonus episodes come right to your phone like any other podcast! If you’re already a Patreon gal, click here to make those bonus episodes pop up in your regular podcast feed.

    Looking for some reruns? Check out this handy dandy EPISODE GUIDE.

    If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts to help new listeners find the show!

    Subscribe to the Queer Serial email list here! Thanks for your support. :) 

    Wanna put faces to the names? See the gay bars and cruising grounds? Flip through the homophile publications? Follow the show in photos on Instagram and Twitter @queerserial. 

    Teachers, message me for transcripts of the episodes! queerserial@gmail.com 

    Resources, donations, and the full voice cast for the podcast can be found at queerserial.com. Check out Glide Memorial Church here, and the documentary about the raid on California Hall "Lewd & Lascivious” here.

    Check out my other podcast for one of Chicago’s oldest gay bars Sidetrack, “OutSpoken: LGBTQ Storytelling."

    Music is by Blue Dot Sessions, and Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons by attribution 4.0. The original Mattachine Society jester logo is used courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.

    xoxo
    Devlyn

    linktr.ee/queerserial

    • 42 min
    S3 E1 "A Minority of Militant Homosexuals"

    S3 E1 "A Minority of Militant Homosexuals"

    “A secret world grows open and bolder. Society is forced to look at it—and try to understand it.” • The final season!

    Bonus episodes!! Research dives! (Often NSFW.) Mugs! Buttons! Books! Plus tons of other fun stuff! $3/month at Patreon.com/QueerSerial. Bonus episodes come right to your phone like any other podcast! If you’re already a Patreon gal, click here to make those bonus episodes pop up in your regular podcast feed.

    Looking for some reruns? Check out this handy dandy EPISODE GUIDE.

    If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts to help new listeners find the show!

    Subscribe to the Queer Serial email list here! Thanks for your support. :) 

    Wanna put faces to the names? See the gay bars and cruising grounds? Flip through the homophile publications? Follow the show in photos on Instagram and Twitter @queerserial. 

    Teachers, message me for transcripts of the episodes! queerserial@gmail.com 

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

    Check out my other podcast for one of Chicago’s oldest gay bars Sidetrack, “OutSpoken: LGBTQ Storytelling."

    Music is by Blue Dot Sessions, and Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons by attribution 4.0. The original Mattachine Society jester logo is used courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.

    xoxo
    Devlyn

    linktr.ee/queerserial

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Season 3 Preview

    Season 3 Preview

    Season 3 begins April 12. Follow along on Instagram @queerserial through the season to see photos of the real activists and events featured in every episode.

    Season 3 picks up in 1963, as militant gay activists take cues from the Civil Rights Movement. Queer activists will be forced to go toe-to-toe against the doctors, ministers, and government officials who discredit them as sick, sinners, and criminals. The fight for liberation will lead them into some of the most famous raids in queer history at California Hall, Compton’s Cafeteria, and Stonewall. They’ll march in the first defiant pickets for our rights, and they will shake the walls of the United States Government.

    Queer Serial is told in serialized episodes. Check out this handy episode guide! Created by Devlyn Camp. More at queerserial.com.

    Bonus episodes! Cute buttons! Cute mugs! Cute archival research photos! Join me on Patreon at patreon.com/queerserial, or “you’re only getting half the story!”

    • 1 min
    "Infamous Crimes" — Ep. 1 "Crush the Monster of Boise"

    "Infamous Crimes" — Ep. 1 "Crush the Monster of Boise"

    A new serial in a new town with no Mattachine, no Bilitis, and no one to turn to — a true scandal in queer history. Exclusively at Patreon.com/QueerSerial!

    Listen to the full 8-episode limited series “Infamous Crimes” at Patreon.com/QueerSerial. It’s only $3/month to binge this series and ALLLL my bonus episodes! Episodes come right to your phone like the regular podcast. And I only charge when there’s new content that month. Hope you enjoy!

    Listen to Morris Foote's interview about the Boise sex panic with historian Eric Marcus on Making Gay History here.

    This series is supported ENTIRELY by Patreon! Thank you, my darling patrons, for your support! Find more info about the podcasts at queerserial.com.

    xoxo Devlyn ❤️

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

NtOnstage ,

An Essential Listen for ALL Queer Folx

Thank you so much for this podcast.

So often, we lose sight or are never taught about the vibrant, complex, deeply human history of our ongoing movement for queer liberation and dignity.

This podcast is an amazing start on a life long journey to understanding and living into our lineages as queer people. Oppressive structures of our white-supremacist, patriarchal, heterosexist culture thrive on making marginalized people invisible, erasing our history and policing our visibility. Don’t contribute to it. Be seen. Be known. Listen, learn, and live into the legacy of those who have fought for and before us.

I also appreciate your ongoing commitment to intersectionality and wonder if there’s any merit to sharing the mic with queer voices of colors as you unpack our collected queer history.

Thanks again!

xoxo,
Nick Thornton
Chicago, IL

genderbenderextraordinaire ,

I’m so happy this podcast is back!

As a studier of queer history myself, I appreciate this podcast so much. It’s accurate and entertaining. A must listen for any queer person - knowing our history is power!

Wallyblue27 ,

Important queer podcast!

A Queer Serial tells important queer history that has been forgotten or is simply not known by the masses. This is absolutely a must listen!

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