6 episodes

The QueerCore Podcast features the vibrant stories of LGBTQ+ pioneers and activists, all in their own words. Hosted by August Bernadicou, a 26-year-old gay historian.

QueerCore Podcast QueerCore Podcast

    • Documentary
    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

The QueerCore Podcast features the vibrant stories of LGBTQ+ pioneers and activists, all in their own words. Hosted by August Bernadicou, a 26-year-old gay historian.

    The Theater of the Ridiculous

    The Theater of the Ridiculous

    From the mid-1960s through the early 80s, a shocking, unapologetic new genre turned the art form of theater on its head. Three original performers of the "theater of the ridiculous"- Agosto Machado, Tony Zanetta, and Ruby Lynn Reyner, recount their wild, glitter-coated days in the spotlight.

    • 33 min
    Jewel's Catch One Community

    Jewel's Catch One Community

    In 1973, Jewel Thais-Williams opened The Catch One, the longest-running Black queer discotheque in America and the seed for a strong community she has nurtured through the past five decades.

    • 30 min
    Dr. Donald Kilhefner, The Most Dangerous Gay Activist Alive in America

    Dr. Donald Kilhefner, The Most Dangerous Gay Activist Alive in America

    From his work with the Gay Liberation Front to co-founding the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Radical Faeries, Dr. Donald Kilhefner is a true pioneer in LGBTQ liberation.

    • 39 min
    The Joy of Reverend Troy Perry's Salvation

    The Joy of Reverend Troy Perry's Salvation

    The spiritual journey of Reverend Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, the first LGBTQ church in America, and a lifelong fighter for same-sex marriage and equal rights.

    • 35 min
    The Long, Strange Trip of Rumi Missabu

    The Long, Strange Trip of Rumi Missabu

    An original member of the psychedelic drag performance troupe, The Cockettes, Rumi spent most of his life lost in obscurity until a long and winding road led him back to the spotlight.

    • 32 min
    QueerCore Season 1 Trailer

    QueerCore Season 1 Trailer

    A glimpse into Season 1 of the QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, a 26-year-old gay historian. We'll hear stories from LGBTQ pioneers and activists including Rumi Missabu, an original member of the Cockettes; Reverend Troy Perry, founder of the MCC, the first queer church in the US; Dr. Donald Kilhefner, co-founder of the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center and many more. 

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

MusicNerd79 ,

A wonderful way to learn your queer history

It’s one of my favorite new pods. ❤️

MaloitheGr8 ,

Learn your history!

Excellent podcast for anyone who wants to learn more about LGBTQ history and just some amazing people in general! Such inspiring stories, great music/ production and nice bite sized episodes you can listen to on the way home from work. Beautiful!

LGBT History Lover ,

An unheard history told in a great way

I love this podcast. It is a the best podcast for learning about the untold history of LGBTQ activists. Such an interesting format and I am learning much. Recommended for anyone who wants to know about fighters who created civil rights.

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