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

22:29
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

25:47
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

28:06
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

17:22
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

3:35
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

11:21
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

15:21
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

11:55
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

24:40
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

18:52
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

3:42
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

3:59
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

3:30
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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