June is Pride Month in the US, so in this episode we examine the history of the gay rights struggle.
Here’s the lineup:
1) a short piece on the notion of “hidden history.”
2) an interview with Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation, an organization that has played a key role in getting historical landmark status for the famous Stonewall Inn.
3) an interview with historian Jim Downs about his extraordinary new book, Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation (Basic Books, 2016).
Episode 012 notes and credits
Further reading about the history of the Gay Rights Movement in US History
Michael Bronski, A Queer History of the United States
David Carter, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution
Jim Downs, Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation (Basic Books, 2016).
Vicki L. Eaklor, Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States
Lillian Faderman, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Patrick Moore, Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality
Randy Shilts, And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Randy Shilts, The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
Johnny Townsend, Let the Faggots Burn: The Upstairs Lounge Fire
Music for This Episode:
Jay Graham, ITPL Intro (courtesy, JayGMusic.com)
Kevin McCleod, “Impact Moderato” (Free Music Archive)
Lee Rosevere, “Going Home” (Free Music Archive)
Andy Cohen, “Trophy Endorphins” (Free Music Archive)
The Bell, “I Am History” (Free Music Archive)
The Bell, “On The Street” (Free Music Archive)
Jon Luc Hefferman, “Winter Trek” (Free Music Archive)