9 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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 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.

    Keith St Clare's Vanguard

    Keith St Clare's Vanguard

    In 1967, ex-military man Keith St Clare became editor of "Vanguard," a radical pre-Stonewall queer magazine that fearlessly explored taboo areas of queer culture and adamantly rejected the idea of "assimilation."

    • 16 min
    Sink Your Teeth Into Jayne County

    Sink Your Teeth Into Jayne County

    A quick bite of Jayne County, America's first openly-transgender rock star whose foul-mouthed, unapologetic music inspired artists like David Bowie, Patti Smith and the Ramones. Jayne has always bucked convention to be herself.

    • 17 min
    The OG Cigar Smokin' Daddy, Jack Fritscher

    The OG Cigar Smokin' Daddy, Jack Fritscher

    In 1977, Jack Fritscher, an ex-seminarian, became editor-in-chief of Drummer magazine, and helped spread the once underground cultures of leather, cigar fetish, and BDSM to the wider world. This is the first of our new mini episodes called Quickies.

    • 14 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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