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An Interview with Robert W. Fieseler

Christopher Gioia sits down with the author of, 'Tinderbox: The Untold Story of The Up Stairs Lounge Fire and The Rise of Gay Liberation'

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The 1970s Gay Sex Scandal That Enthralled Britons Is Back

What the Thorpe affair reveals about the history of elite men seeking sex and relationships with other men

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Sean Hannity, Gayborhoods, and Running Tutus

Past Present Episode 128

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the Sean Hannity phenomenon, battles over the “gayborhood,” and the popularity of running tutus.

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Black Panther, Adam Rippon, and Plastics

Past Present Episode 120

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the blockbuster film Black Panther, the ascendancy of Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, and the preponderance of plastics in contemporary life.

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Kevin Spacey, Company Towns, and the Reformation

Past Present Episode 106

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate Kevin Spacey’s coming out amid charges of pedophilia, the 21st century company town, and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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Girl Scouts, #MeToo, and HIV/AIDS

Past Present Episode 104

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the Girl Scouts in light of the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to admit girls, #MeToo activism, and how Michael Friedman’s recent death of HIV/AIDS helps us understand the illness in historical context.

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Burdens and Disruptions

The Continued Relevance of Sylvia Rivera’s Trans Latino Activism

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