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Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
Eric Marcus

Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.

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3. Stonewall 55: “Say It Loud! Gay & Proud!”

Like so many other acts of LGBTQ resistance, the 1969 Stonewall riots could have become a footnote in history. But... more

28 Jun 2024 · 40 minutes
2. Stonewall 55: “Everything Clicked… And the Riot Was On”

The Stonewall uprising began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. Revisit that moment, and the hours and... more

21 Jun 2024 · 33 minutes
1. Stonewall 55: Prelude to a Riot

Conflict has context. In this first episode of Making Gay History’s Stonewall season, we hear stories from the pre-Stonewall struggle... more

14 Jun 2024 · 37 minutes
0. Stonewall 55: Myth & Meaning

Can historical and emotional truth coexist? For the 55th anniversary of the uprising, Eric and fellow LGBTQ history expert Ken... more

14 Jun 2024 · 31 minutes
Feminist Bookstores: A Love Story — with June Thomas

As a bookish lesbian growing up in working-class England, June Thomas developed an early love of bookstores. After moving to... more

23 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Guest Episode: Blindspot: The Plague in the Shadows: Mourning in America

Valerie Reyes-Jimenez called it “The Monster.” That’s how some people described HIV and AIDS in the 1980s. Valerie thinks as... more

15 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Dismantling a Diagnosis: Out of the DSM & into the Present — A Conversation about LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Eric is joined in conversation by Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth and Dr. Ilan H. Meyer to delve into the past and... more

29 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
Dismantling a Diagnosis: The Cure

A half-century ago, millions of homosexuals were cured with the stroke of a pen when the American Psychiatric Association decided... more

22 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
Dismantling a Diagnosis: A Kind of Madness

In the 1950s, psychiatrists diagnosed all homosexuals with a mental illness, and the sickness label created new forms of oppression... more

15 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Coming of Age During the 1970s: Marching On

In 1978 Harvey Milk calls on gay people to gather in D.C. the next year to protest the anti-gay campaigns... more

29 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
3. Stonewall 55: “Say It Loud! Gay & Proud!”
Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive