Sharing our queer history is vital to knowing where we stand today as a community and understanding how to continue our struggle for equality. We explore the roots of queerness in Greenwich Village, the center of gay life in NYC, with the author of "Women's House of Detention".
Hosted by: Parker Sargent
Produced by: koitz
Contributors: Chris Hampton, Nia Nottage and David Gilleo
Guests: Hugh Ryan
Parker chats with show contributors Nia Nottage and Chris Hampton to share their thoughts on the importance of learning our LGBTQIA+ history, then author Hugh Ryan joins us to discuss how the "House of D" turned the Village into one of the most queer places in the world. More than simply the story of a prison, Hugh's work uncovers the lives of queer women and trans people held there and it examines the policing of queerness and radical politics in the twentieth century.
"Women's House of Detention" by Hugh Ryan
"When Brooklyn Was Queer" by Hugh Ryan
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"Sex in the Archive" Documentary