Jan 14, 2021
we need to ask better questions
Play • 39 min

It seems to be a sort of accepted thing...the most strident homophobes are closeted gays! the idea has never sat super well with me. so i found a super smart person to talk to us about why its a crap idea. we also spend some time talking more broadly about how our society does a terrible job of studying questions related to marginalized groups. 

here's some folks doing good work with marginalized folks in research if you're interested!

Dr. Christian Chan 

Dr. Adrienne Erby 

Dr. Anneliese Singh 

Florence Ashley 

TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones
TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones
TransLash Media
Black Trans History and Futures
For Black History Month, Imara brings us an episode focused on honoring Black, trans histories and understanding how they can help us envision and build toward bright Black, trans futures. She’s joined by the incredible artist, filmmaker, and scholar Tourmaline, whose passion for understanding trans histories is the singular reason the world knows so much about Marsha P. Johnson. Tourmaline discusses how understanding and reimagining the lives of trans people from the past fuels her creativity, the importance of freedom dreaming, and how engaging with Black trans histories can help us find ease in the present while allowing us to build to the futures we envision. For Trans Joy, Imara welcomes Jamie Freya Knott, owner of the organic and vegan soap company Shop Jamie Freya, to talk about the freedom and control she’s found through becoming an entrepreneur. You can connect with us on social media! Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_) Follow our guests on social media! Tourmaline: @tourmaliiine (Instagram) @tourmaliine (Twitter) Jamie Freya: @freejamiefreya @shopjamiefreya (Instagram) @shopjamiefreya (Twitter)  TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media by Futuro Studios.  Translash Team: Imara Jones, Ruby Fludzinski, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Montana Thomas, and Yannick Eike Mirko. Our intern is Mirana Munson-Burke.  The Futuro Studios team: Nicole Rothwell, Jess Alvarenga, Stephanie Lebow, Julia Caruso, Leah Shaw, Elisheba Ittoop, and Gabriela Baez.  Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano. Music: Ben Draghi and also courtesy of ZZK records.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 min
History is Gay
History is Gay
Leigh & Gretchen
Episode 34: Queers in the Civil Rights Movement
For today’s episode, Leigh is joined by return guest host, Aubree Calvin, to commemorate Black History Month by telling the stories of some folks who made contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s whose queerness has been overlooked or erased, and the ways in which the tremendous work done by Black activists was absolutely essential to the evolution of LGBTQ rights actions. Listen to hear about Freedom Rides organizer Rodney Powell’s epic takedown of Rev. Rick Warren, Ernestine Eckstein’s directions for the homophile movement, and Lorraine Hansberry’s thoughts on Eartha Kitt’s legs. Our wonderful guest host for this episode, Aubree Calvin, can be found at www.aubreecalvin.com or on her podcast Southern Queeries. You can also hear Aubree in our episode on Sister Rosetta Tharpe! Outline 0:00 – Introduction 5:12 – Main Topic: Queers in the Civil Rights Movement 5:27 – Socio-Historical Context 13:47 – 14:18 — Content warning: police brutality/violence mention 20:02 – Who were they? Bio Time. 31:13 – 34:21 – Content warning: violence mention 40:57 – Why do we think they're gay? 1:01:46 – Fun Segment: Word of the Week 1:24:56 – Content warning: suicide mention 1:28:01 – Fun Segment: Pop Culture Tie-In 1:22:25 – Main Takeaways and Final Conclusions 1:29:30 – How Gay were They? 1:35:59 – Closing and Where to Find us Online Please fill out our first-ever History is Gay Listener Survey! We want to hear from YOU and your thoughts about the show! What do you like? What do you dislike? What do you want us to know? Go to www.historyisgaypodcast.com/survey to fill it out, and if you enter your email, you might win a free HIG tee! Want to help us continue to make the show? Support us on Patreon and get awesome goodies, behind-the-scenes access, special minisodes, and more! You can get super cool merch in our store! Shirts, hoodies, totes, a coloring book, and other neat things. If you’d like to help us transcribe the show for our d/Deaf and hard of hearing fans, please head on over to www.historyisgaypodcast.com/transcribe to join the team of volunteers! Find our full list of sources and bonus content at www.historyisgaypodcast.com. Get at us on twitter @historyisgaypod, tumblr at historyisgaypodcast, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Don't forget to rate and review so more folks can see the show!
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