Making Gay History

46 EpisodesProduced by 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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Season Four - Billye Talmadge

November 15th, 2018

Investigated by the FBI, blackmailed, but bold enough to keep going, Billye Talmadge was one of the early members of the earliest lesbian rights …

Season Four - Harry Hay

November 1st, 2018

Read more about Harry Hay in his San Francisco Chronicle obituary. For a more in-depth look at the early days of the Mattachine Society, check out C. Todd White's Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for …

Season Four - Magnus Hirschfeld

October 25th, 2018

On the occasion of Magnus Hirschfeld’s 150th birthday in May 2018, Eric Marcus traveled to Germany to find out more about this early champion of LGBTQ civil rights. Eric found a story of queer resistance, resilience, …

Season Four - Introduction

October 25th, 2018

This season, Making Gay History uncovers voices from the early movement for LGBTQ civil rights.  Eric Marcus introduces trailblazers from as far back …

Season Four - Trailer

October 11th, 2018

Season Four of Making Gay History will feature more never-before-heard archival interviews with trailblazers from LGBTQ history. This season will …

Farewell Dick Leitsch

June 23rd, 2018

May 11, 1935 - June 22nd, 2018.  Dick Leitch, Kentucky native, New Yorker at heart, one-time president of the Mattachine Society of New York, was an …

Pride Bonus: Kay Lahusen’s Gay Table

June 21st, 2018

Join us as Making Gay History pulls up a chair at Kay Tobin Lahusen’s monthly gay dinner table. Spend some time with this gang of elders and hear how …

Love is Love

February 14th, 2018

Four stories of the moments that changed everything. The right to love and be loved for who we are has always been a driving force in the fight for LGBT civil rights and in this special bonus episode Eric shares love …

Morty Manford

December 28th, 2017

Teenaged Morty Manford came of age in the 1960s, at a time when psychiatrists often did more harm than good with young people struggling to come to terms with their sexuality in a world that had nothing nice to say …

Greg Brock

December 21st, 2017

Greg Brock blazed a trail for LGBTQ journalists by being himself at a time when doing that could sabotage your career or cost you your job.  But Greg …

Season Three Preview

October 19th, 2017

We’re back with more stories from queer history as told by the people who lived it.  Drawing on decades-old archival audio tape, you’ll hear …

Season Two - Preview

February 23rd, 2017

Making Gay History is back with more hidden histories mined from Eric Marcus’s 30-year-old audio archive.  Ten new episodes featuring intimate, …

Season 1: Preview

October 5th, 2016

Coming up in the first season of Making Gay History - personal stories mined from Eric Marcus's rare audio archive of interviews with LGBTQ champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.
Music: "Divider" by Chris …
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