Queer as Fact

Queer as Fact

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Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

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143 episodes

Qiu Miaojin

In today's episode we discuss Qiu Miaojin, a well-known Taiwanese lesbian writer. We've got details about Taiwanese lesbian gender identities, an experimental queer literary movement, and a very lovable crocodile. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image description: a photo of Qiu Miaojin, an ethnically Chinese person in thin-rimmed glasses, a dark blue coat, and a short, masculine hairstyle.]

1h 6m
Oct 15
The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands

On this week's podcast, we're talking about the queer micronation, the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands. Join us to hear about the joys and tribulations of founding a country, the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom's war with Australia, and of course, the Royal Dog. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image description https://www.defactoborders.org/places/coral-sea-islands: A sign on a beach which reads “Welcome to Heaven, Cato Island Post Code 0000, Capital of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom, www.gayandlesbiankingdom.com” draped with a rainbow flag, next to a post box labelled “Royal Gay Mail”]

1h 6m
Oct 01
Saint Brigid

This week's episode is on the 5th-century Irish abbess Saint Brigid. Join us to hear about a miraculous abortion, powerful women in the Catholic Church, and a flying priest. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image: stained glass window of St Brigid holding a lamp https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cong_St._Mary_of_the_Rosary_Window_St._Brigid_Detail_St._Brigid_holding_her_Lamp_2019_09_04.jpg?fbclid=IwAR1Pf-fxvB-QdclEHfl8MB3wbCaFj0qngwpUASBsAhjHN4v49U8xcsGnrM0]

57m
Sep 15
Our Flag Means Death

In today's Queer as Fiction episode, we follow up our previous episode on historical piracy with a discussion about David Jenkins' 2022 pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death. Join us as we explore the historical figures of Major Stede Bonnet and Captain Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, discuss the evolution of pirate tropes and how they became associated with queerness, and revel in the multifaceted ways OFMD depicts its predominately queer characters. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image Description: The poster for Season 1 of Our Flag Means Death, featuring the main cast of rough looking pirates with Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet in the centre, saluting and dressed fancily].

51m
Sep 01
Queerness in the Golden Age of Piracy

Avast me hearties! This week's episode is about queerness during the Golden Age of Piracy. Join us to hear about the raging party culture of pirate ships, Eli and Jason getting gay pirate married, and our treasure hunt for evidence on the stormy seas of historical documents. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image description: a engraving of pirate captain Bartholomew Roberts holding a sword aloft in front of a pirate ship in a bay]

1h 7m
Aug 22
The Lost Archive of Frida Kahlo

Today we'll be talking about a recently discovered and possibly fraudulent archive of Frida's paintings, letters and possessions. Join us to hear about how to authenticate an artwork, Chavela Vargas' smoking gun, and 200 entire dogs. This episode was originally released on our Patreon as a bonus episode. The episode we intended to release today, on queerness in the Golden Age of Piracy has been delayed and will hopefully be released on August 15th.  Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image description: one of the cases allegedly owned by Frida Kahlo, containing various papers, with two small portraits of Frida in front of it.] 

37m
Jul 31
Abu Nuwas

This week on Queer as Fact, we're talking about the 8th-century Arabic poet Abu Nuwas. Join us to hear about wine poetry, sexuality in the Abbasid caliphate, and fun facts about cheetahs. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Nuwas#/media/File:Abu_Nuwas.jpg: sketch of Abu Nuwas drawn by Khalil Gibran in 1916]

1h 5m
Jul 15
The Captive

Today’s episode of Queer as Fiction, as chosen by our patrons, is on the 1926 play “The Captive”. Join us as we discuss the sale of violets, the padlocking of theatres and the diverse ways a story can be interpreted by audiences and critics. Thank you to our Patrons for voting on this episode! Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image description: A black and white photo of a theatre production of the Captive. Basil Rathbone and Helen Menken as Irene and Jacques face each other on lounge furniture.]

1h 1m
Jul 08
Lucy Hicks Anderson

This week we're talking about the early 20th century American cook, socialite and transgender woman Lucy Hicks Anderson. Join us to hear about Lucy's determination to live authentically in the face of repeated court cases, the enduring love and respect shown to her by her community, and the greatest dinner rolls ever made. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image description: Black and white photo of Lucy Hicks Anderson, a middle-aged African American woman. She is facing the camera and wearing a large hat and a pale jacket.]

1h 0m
Jun 15
Ewan Forbes

Join us for the first episode of Season 9 as we discuss the life and trial of 20th century Scottish aristocrat and farmer Dr Ewan Forbes. We'll be talking about how to transition in rural mid-20th century Scotland, an impressively bold legal defense strategy, and the perils of keeping lion cubs in your family home. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image: Photo of Ewan Forbes from 1952; he is a middle-aged man in a checked three-piece suit, smiling and talking to someone out of frame.]  

1h 23m
Jun 01
Hildegard of Bingen

This week on Queer as Fact, we're talking about the 12th-century German nun and polymath Hildegard of Bingen. Join us for thorny theological questions, savage letters to the Pope and a medieval description of the female orgasm. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hildegard_von_Bingen.jpg: Medieval illustration of Hildegard in a nun's habit, writing. Red tendrils reach down towards her face. A monk is watching on.]

1h 24m
Mar 31
Giovanni’s Room

In today's episode of Queer as Fiction we delve into James Baldwin's 1956 novel, Giovanni's Room. Join us as we discuss 1950s gender roles, the French gay bar scene and the concept of a Manic Pixie Dream Gay. Thank you to our Patrons for voting on this episode!  Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image: Front Cover of the Penguin Modern Classics edition of Giovanni's Room, the 1956 novel by James Baldwin. It features the silhouettes of two men and the legs of a woman]

54m
Mar 01
Harry Crawford

Today's episode is on the life and trial of early 20th century Australian transgender man Harry Crawford. Join us to learn what court records, newspaper articles and modern biographies can tell us about a century of Australian attitudes to transgender experiences. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image: Mugshot of Harry Crawford, taken by the New South Wales Police Department in 1920. It is a black and white photo Harry Crawford, a white man in a three piece suit looking at the camera with a serious expression.]

1h 16m
Feb 15
The Asexual Manifesto

This week, Queer as Fact is talking about the Asexual Manifesto, published in New York in 1972. Join us for our first deep dive into ace history, a discussion of the place of asexuality in 1970s feminism, and one of the first ever mentions of ace pride. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.   [Image: 'Lesbian activists at Barnard provide labels', Off Our Backs vol. 3 no. 6 Feb/Mar 1973 - a young woman sits in front of a sign featuring various sexuality labels, including asexual]

48m
Jan 31
Louisa May Alcott

Today's episode is on beloved 19th century author Louisa May Alcott. Irene, Alice and Jason, who between them have read the 1868 novel Little Women, watched the 2017 movie Little Women, and read a good number of Louisa May Alcott's letters, diaries and papers, discuss the times when fiction might be more honest than autobiography, the ways that gender identity and gendered social roles interact, and the appeal (or lack thereof) of cold baths. Thank you to our Patreons for voting on this episode! It was fun to research and record. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.   [Image: Portrait of Louisa May Alcott; Wikimedia Commons]

1h 29m
Jan 22
The Matrix

Today marks our first Queer as Fiction episode for the season, as we discuss the 1999 film, directed by Lilly and Lana Wachowski, The Matrix. Join us as we explore the red pill, the blue pill, and everything in between.  Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. [Image: The movie poster for 1999 film The Matrix, featuring the characters of Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and Cypher]

39m
Jan 15
Bíawacheeitchish (Woman Chief)

This week on Queer as Fact we're talking about the Crow warrior and leader, Bíawacheeitchish, or Woman Chief. Join us to hear about Crow gender, fighting grizzly bears, and Bíawacheeitchish's four wives. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.   [Image: Illustration of Barcheeampe (Pine Leaf) from The Life and Adventures of James P Beckwourth (1856)]

1h 8m
Dec 14, 2021
Han Zigao

Today, we're discussing 6th century Chinese general Han Zigao! Join us as we talk about his life, and various fictionalised adaptations of it. Learn a little about media censorship in modern day China, gender in Ming Dynasty theatre, and whether or not you can be too beautiful to be an enemy spy. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. (Image: the promotion poster for the 2016 movie Han Zigao. It depicts two men in period costume in a tent, underneath the text 韩子高 in gold lettering.)

1h 12m
Dec 01, 2021
Dr James Barry: Part 2

Today we bring you our second episode on the 19th-century British military doctor Dr James Barry. Join us to learn about Florence Nightingale's desperate need for sunscreen, how to dress stylishly as a trans man in the 1800s and a mysterious black box.  Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

1h 15m
Oct 14, 2021
Dr James Barry: Part 1

This week, Queer as Fact is talking about the 19th-century British military surgeon, Dr James Barry. Join us to hear about anatomy classes in the 1800s, James' scandalous relationship with the governor of Cape Town, and two bonus James Barrys! Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

1h 15m
Oct 01, 2021
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Today's episode is on Mexican nun, writer and polymath Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Join Irene and Alice to hear about the realities of life in a 17th century convent, poetry ranging from sweet to filthy, and one weird tip for teaching yourself Latin. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

1h 14m
Sep 15, 2021
Beki: The Queer Language of the Philippines

Today's episode is Beki, the queer language of the Philippines. Join us for some new queer vocab, a surprise cameo from a past episode, and to discover how a queer language went mainstream. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

50m
Aug 31, 2021
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Queer as Fiction is back, and greener than ever, as we discuss the 14th century poem, recently adapted into a film by David Lowery starring Dev Patel, commonly referred to as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Join us for a discussion of colour theory, kissing games, gendered napping and yet more colour theory.  Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

1h 8m
Aug 15, 2021
Hadrian and Antinous

We're back this week with the latest in our Roman emperor series! Today we're talking about the emperor Hadrian and his lover Antinous. Join us to learn about one of the most famous male-male couples of all time, the mystery of Antinous' death, and how to make your boyfriend into a god. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

1h 21m
Aug 01, 2021
Queer As Fact: LIVE Episode

This bonus episode is a recording of a live session from the Storytelling Podcast Week https://storytellingpodcastweek.podbean.com/ live program. Alice, Irene and Jason bring queer history to life, dive into behind the scenes of their favourite Queer As Fact episodes and answer your questions! Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

1h 2m
Aug 01, 2021
The Sacred Band of Thebes

In today's episode, Eli and Alice review James Romm's new book, the Sacred Band, and we talk more generally about the Sacred Band of Thebes, an ancient Greek military unit made up of gay lovers. Featuring: Plato's Symposium, the power of gay love, and yet another instance of Queer As Fact coming up with an imaginary queer movie. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

1h 28m
Jul 15, 2021
Pride (2014)

Following on from last week's episode on the 1980s UK activist group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, today's Queer as Fiction episode delves into the 2014 film adaptation of the historical events that led to LGSM.  Join us for a discussion of the film's presentation of politics, (more) hatred of Thatcher, and why Pride feels about three seconds away from being a musical at all times. Check out "All Out! Dancing in Dulais", a documentary made by LGSM and mentioned throughout the episode, here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHJhbwEcgrA. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. If you'd like to support a queer-owned business, check out Proud Geek https://www.proud-geek.co.uk/, an online specialist retailer of LGBT+ entertainment and media, offering a wide range of titles from the past 25 years.  

53m
Jul 07, 2021
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

In today's (COVID-delayed) pride special, we're talking about the 1980s UK activist group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, and their work with the Neath, Delais and Swansea Valley miners support groups in South Wales. Join us to hear the true story of the events of the movie Pride (2014), featuring our hatred of Thatcher, a 27-person (and 2-dog) queer sleepover, and an inspiring story of solidarity. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/. If you'd like to support a queer-owned business, check out Proud Geek https://www.proud-geek.co.uk/, an online specialist retailer of LGBT+ entertainment and media, offering a wide range of titles from the past 25 years.  

1h 22m
Jun 30, 2021
Queerness in Video Games

Today we're talking about queerness in video games. We'll be starting in the 80s with one of the first queer video games, Caper in the Castro, before moving on to Nintendo's controversial trans character Birdo, and ending with what may be the world's first online pride parade, which took place in World of Warcraft. Join us for a noir detective story, trans dinosaurs and our dubious knowledge of how the internet works. Play Caper in the Castro online here https://archive.org/details/hypercard_caper-in-the-castro, and if you do, please donate to an HIV/AIDS charity of your choice such as UNAIDS https://www.unaids.org/en/donate or our local Thorne Harbour Health https://thorneharbour.org/get-involved/donate/. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

44m
Jun 15, 2021
Simon Nkoli

Happy Pride! We're starting off our Pride content by talking about the South African activist Simon Nkoli. Join us to hear about Simon's gay rights and anti-apartheid work, Africa's first Pride, and a lot of wholesome personal growth. Check out our website https://www.queerasfact.com/, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/queerasfact, checking out our merch https://www.redbubble.com/people/queer-as-fact/works/37152165-queer-as-fact?fbclid=IwAR1bp4BgjurBCjly0ZyucJEbVuqr2K-cB9HKn_Fz7G5T0Gi5dWjtBQec08I&asc=u, and following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/queerasfact?lang=en, Tumblr https://queerasfact.tumblr.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/queerasfact/.

56m
Jun 01, 2021