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Thursday 10.26.17

Making Gay History The Podcast – Season Three

We wrote about this podcast before, but we felt it necessary to feature it again, especially since Season 3 has just started. This season features the second part of their interview with LGBTQ human rights activist Sylvia Rivera. Sylvia (pictured) featured heavily in the current Netflix documentary on Marsha P. Johnson. It’s an incredibly illuminating look into Sylvia’s life and activism. Making Gay History is an amazing podcast. What I said about it in my last post is still just as true: “This podcast is must for everyone, and I mean everyone. Call your mom, call your dad, call your senator. Making Gay History is compulsory listening for those who want to learn about the history of our fight for equality (and that should be everyone).” The podcast is hosted, and created by Eric Marcus who has authored over of a dozen books, “including Making Gay History, Is It A Choice?, Why Suicide?, and Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.” Season three contains 10 rare, never before heard interviews with LGBTQ civil rights pioneers like Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin who were the first to found a national organization for lesbians in 1955, or Perry Watkins one of the first people to fight discrimination in the military. There’s even an archival interview with Ellen Degeneres. Subscribe immediately and learn your history!

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