June 11, 2020: Making Gay History Audio Tour


THUR. June 11, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

What does gay history sound like? Have you ever heard Lisa Ben’s singing? Join our listening session on June 11.

Drawing on his three-decade-old archive of rare interviews, Eric Marcus will present an audio tour through time to tell the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Listen to the voices of known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and allies, and hear firsthand what inspired them to blaze a trail for LGBTQ equality.

Eric Marcus is the founder and host of the award-winning Making Gay History podcast, which mines his decades-old audio archive of interviews conducted for his oral history book of the same name about the LGBTQ civil rights movement.  His other books include Is It A Choice?Why Suicide?, and Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.  Eric is also co-producer of Those Who Were There, a podcast drawn from Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.  And he is the founder and chair of the Stonewall 50 Consortium, an organization that brings together 240 nonprofit institutions and organizations committed to producing programming, exhibitions, and educational materials related to LGBTQ history and culture.

Listen to the Making Gay History podcast.

Image credit: Promotional image for the Making Gay History podcast.

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