In light of October being LGBT+ History Month and AIDS Remembrance Month, Elizabeth and Kori talk about the history of the queer rights movement in the United States leading up to the AIDS epidemic. In this episode, we cover the old Hollywood system developed around bearding to protect queer actors, the issue of queer identity in various civil rights movements, and the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.
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Gay LA: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians by Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons
The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
When We Rise miniseries