Your Queer Story: An LGBT Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Evan Jones & Paul Hobbs

Learn about queer history with your hosts Evan Jones & Paul Hobbs.

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Episode 38: RuPaul Andre Charles

February 13th, 2019

45:42

Today we cover one of our most current queer icons, the goddess RuPaul Andre Charles. We track his evolution from budding actor to pop sensation to …

Episode 37: Lucy Hicks Anderson: The Story of a Transgender Woman of Color in the 1940’s

February 6th, 2019

38:37
We don’t know much about Lucy Hicks Anderson. Like many people of color living in the U.S. before the Civil Rights movement, her history has been …

Episode 36: I’m Not Gay, YOU’RE Gay! 2

January 30th, 2019

41:23

We’re back with another episode of I’m Not Gay, YOU’RE Gay. A segment when we tell stories of anti-LGBTQ leaders who ended up being pretty queer themselves.

We cover a variety of stories, such as current news of the …

Episode 35: An English Tragedy: A few Queer Monarchs

January 23rd, 2019

58:02

Hello Queerstians, we hope you’ve had a bloody good day. If you’re a movie buff like us then there’s a chance you’ve seen the Award-winning, new …

Episode 34: Harvey Milk Part 2: The Twinkie Defense

January 16th, 2019

47:27
We’re back with the second half of this notorious story. Now we dive head first into Harvey’s many attempts at political office, some of his wins, …

Episode 33: Harvey Milk Part One: The Confident Drifter

January 9th, 2019

42:04

Maybe you think you know the story of infamous gay politician Harvey Milk. Maybe you’ve seen the 2009 Sean Penn film and are all caught up on the …

Episode 32: Evan and Paul Shoot the Shit

December 27th, 2018

26:10

Episode 31: Happy Holigays! A history of the Gay Men’s Chorus

December 19th, 2018

42:57

Don’t let this evening be a Silent Night. Instead, tune into our latest episode on A History of the Gay Men’s Chorus. After all, would it be The Most …

Episode 30: George H. W. Bush: The Silent Accomplice

December 12th, 2018

44:27

You’ve probably heard mixed reports lately on whether the former president George H. W. Bush was a friend or foe of the LGBTQ community.

George H. W. Bush

Frankly, we don’t see him as any kind of hero. But we’ll let …

Episode 29: Audre Lorde

December 5th, 2018

51:26

Poet, Activist, Feminist, Lesbian – In this episode we cover the powerful and unabashedly proud Audre Lorde.

Audre Lorde

From a young age, Audre …

Episode 28: Don’t Donate To The Salvation Army

November 28th, 2018

Ding, ding, ding!! ‘Tis the season for giving. But make sure you know where your money is going. Don’t donate to the salvation army!

Don’t donate to …

Episode 27: Military Discrimination of Queer Veterans (Part 2)

November 21st, 2018

53:26
In this episode, we continue our discussion of queer veterans and some of the discrimination they faced during more recent wars. Gay Veterans From World War II through the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, we name …

Episode 26: Military Discrimination of Queer Veterans Part 1

November 14th, 2018

40:21
Perhaps one of the most courageous things an individual can do is serve a country that treats them like a second-class citizen.

In this episode, we discuss this issue as we tackle the U.S. discrimination of queer …

Episode 25: Freddie Mercury

November 7th, 2018

52:08

Freddie Mercury was a bisexual man, musical legend, and lead singer and songwriter of the band Queen.

Freddie Mercury

Hello Queerstians! Or should …

Episode 24: Minisode 2: Evan and Paul Want You To Vote!

November 1st, 2018

22:25

46.9% of Americans didn’t vote in 2016. And we won’t stop repeating that statistic until it goes way down. Let’s make sure to vote 2018!

Vote 2018

November 6th is right around the corner. Make sure you plan out …

Episode 23: Florence Nightingale, Asexual Badass

October 31st, 2018

1:01:16

Not much is known or said about Asexuality. But every day more people find the words to express their true orientation. Throughout the centuries, countless Asexuals have been falsely accused of a variety of sins and …

Episode 22: Matthew Shepard Part 2: The Aftermath

October 17th, 2018

47:17
We conclude the heartbreaking story of Matthew Shepard by discussing his the effect his legacy had on the queer community.

A trigger warning is still in place as other hate crimes will be discussed as well …

Episode 21: Matthew Shepard Part 1

October 10th, 2018

41:25
On October 6, 1998, America’s views on the queer community, and specifically hate crimes towards LGBTQ people, would change dramatically. All …

Episode 20: A Brief History of some Current Affairs

October 3rd, 2018

47:30
In this episode, Paul and Evan cover some more recent topics such as gender neutral bathrooms.

In this episode, we show how the …

Episode 20: I'm Not Gay, You Are!

September 26th, 2018

57:32

We go a little off script in this episode but we have a lot of fun doing so. This week we tackle a few of the queer communities biggest “not gay” bigots who ended up being pretty queer themselves.

I’m not gay, you are!

Episode 18: Queer Ally Dr. Evelyn Hooker

September 19th, 2018

1:03:18

Episode 17: The Marquis De Sade: So Much Sodomy

September 12th, 2018

1:03:26

We’re back with the second half of the story of French author The Marquis de Sade. In this episode, we discuss the various works of the Marquis which covered broad subjects.

The Marquis De Sade

His writings were …

Episode 16: The Marquis De Sade: Donnie Boy

September 5th, 2018

53:25

It’s getting kinky Queerstians. We’re taking on an incredibly controversial and enigmatic figure in history, and we even brought in special guest Katie Hoffman to help us do it (hehehe “do it”). Check out The Marquis De …

Episode 15: Were David and Jonathan Gay?

August 29th, 2018

1:03:12

Buckle up Queestians, because we’re headed to Sunday School. In this episode, we explore the biblical story of the great King David and Jonathan …

Episode 14: Brenda Howard the Bisexual Advocate

August 22nd, 2018

1:06:03

“Bi, Poly, Switch- I’m not greedy. I know what I want”. This was the way queer advocate Brenda Howard once described herself. An early pioneer of the

Episode 13: Joseph Lobdell The Huntress of Delaware County

August 15th, 2018

1:08:32

“Much has been said and written about lately concerning two dilapidated specimens of humanity…who have been representing themselves as man and wife, and call themselves Joseph Lobdell and Mrs. Lobdell”.

These were the …

Episode 12: Wellesley Marriages and Katharine Lee Bates

August 8th, 2018

34:06

In an era where the female sex was described as passionless and expected to marry and keep a home, many women revolted and banded together in …

Episode 11: The Lavender Scare Part 2 - Sexual Psychos

August 1st, 2018

48:02

We continue our story of the Lavender Scare in the second half of this series. Shit has really hit the fan for LGBT folk in the nation’s capital. We …

Episode 10: The Lavender Scare Part 1 - The Fairy Deal

July 25th, 2018

51:18

In the 1950’s a wave of Communist fear swept the country in what would become known as the Red, and the Lavender Scare.

The Lavender Scare

Patriots …

Minisode 1: Paul Hobbs, Evan Jones & Kim Osteen

July 23rd, 2018

30:06

Yes, we dropped a mini bonus episode just for our favorite listeners. In this short introduction, our followers have the opportunity to meet our …

Episode 9: Bayard Rustin

July 18th, 2018

40:08
Bayard Rustin was a Quaker, a pacifist, a civil rights activist and finally, an open homosexual. While he was not active in the fight for LGBT rights until the last decade of his life, Bayard spent his life fighting …

Episode 8: Hollywood's Double Standard

July 11th, 2018

45:53

For almost a full century Hollywood has battled its love/hate relationship with queer communities and Hollywood’s double standard. On the one hand …

Episode 7: Villains of the LGBTQ - The Puritans

July 4th, 2018

58:04

For every group that loves to party, there’s always a group of buzzkills ready to ruin that party. The Puritans were the biggest buzzkills of all. …

Episode 6: Reed Erickson

June 27th, 2018

39:42
Reed Erickson, the Trans Philanthropist – I hope you’re excited about this episode because we sure were! Paul was so excited he celebrated with a …

Episode 5: Daughters of Bilitis & Evan's Heavy Breathing

June 20th, 2018

47:40

Episode 4: Marsha P. Johnson

June 10th, 2018

42:00

“The shot glass heard around the world”. This was the phrase used to describe the legendary moment Marsha P. Johnson sparked the flame that would …

Episode 3: Conversion Therapy Part 2: Yes It's Still Happening

June 10th, 2018

45:23

On this second installment about Conversion Therapy, we discuss modern conversion therapy and how Joseph Nicolosi continued the practice after it was …

Episode 2: Conversion Therapy Part 1: Don't Get A Lobotomy

June 10th, 2018

43:52

If you’re reading this and thinking, “Conversion therapy, isn’t that the thing we use to do to cure gay people and trans folk?” Then you’ll be …

Episode 1: Back In MY Day We Didn't Have Homosexuals

June 9th, 2018

44:43

Despite our insistence that homosexuals have always existed, there have continued to be many throughout the centuries that seem to imply we simply appeared.

Homosexuals In Ancient Civilizations

Perhaps that’s where …

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