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Best podcasts about Harvey Milk

Latest podcast episodes about Harvey Milk

Good Beer Hunting
SM-004 ‘Every Can Counts' — Boycotting Coors in Colorado, the Castro, and Beyond

Good Beer Hunting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 74:44


Conversations around beer often focus on what to drink: I had this great beer the other day. Here's something you might like, or a brewery worth supporting. Fewer conversations focus on what not to drink. But that's exactly what happened on a spring day in 1974, between a Teamsters union leader named Allen Baird and a gay leftist activist named Howard Wallace. Wallace ran into Baird outside a supermarket in the Castro, San Francisco's queer neighborhood, and they started talking about Coors beer, which at the time was one of the most sought-after brands in the Western United States. But they weren't talking about drinking it—on the contrary, Baird was there to protest it. The two were taking part in one of American history's longest conversations about what not to buy. More than that, the unlikely alliance they formed would rejuvenate an iconic consumer movement that joined organized labor with civil rights groups of all stripes. These were the Coors boycotts of the late 20th century, and they were a big deal. Confined neither to Coors' hometown of Golden, Colorado nor San Francisco, the boycotts were a nationwide phenomenon that swept from the brewery's gates through California, Montana, Utah, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, and many more places in between. Officially, the boycotts lasted over 30 years, from 1957 through 1987. And for some, they never ended. Reverberations and reminders of the boycott's legacy endure even to the present day. That's because the boycott merged the motivations of underrepresented community groups, labor unions, and leftist organizations, transcending single issues to become a shared cause. For everyone involved, it was about much more than just beer. Note: During this episode, we inaccurately refer to LGBTQIA+ rights activist Harvey Milk as the first openly gay person elected to Congress. Instead, Milk was the first openly gay elected official in California's history, when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in early 1978. He was assassinated later that year while serving in that role. We apologize for the error.

Liberation Audio
Before Stonewall: The LGBTQ movement behind Compton's Cafeteria riot

Liberation Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 15:53


Three years before the 1969 Stonewall Uprising that galvanized a generation of LGBTQ activists, and more than a decade before Harvey Milk led the fight against the Briggs Initiative as San Francisco's first gay city supervisor, a group of trans women and drag queens revolted against bigoted police violence in San Francisco's heavily oppressed Tenderloin district. These courageous fighters turned the tables on their oppressors and ushered in a new wave of class-conscious organizing by queer youth, especially from working class and oppressed communities. Although it was almost forgotten, the uprising at Compton's Cafeteria is part of our revolutionary history, demonstrating that militant resistance is nothing new. The uprising reminds us that our struggles today both build on our ancestors' fights and shape those to come. Read the full article here: https://liberationschool.org/compton-cafeteria-riot/

College Commons
Lesléa Newman: Jewish Stories in Children's Books

College Commons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 19:09


The unique power of children's books in presenting diverse stories. "Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail," winner of the National Jewish Book Award in Children's Picture Book. Welcoming Elijah by celebrated author Lesléa Newman, unites a young boy and a stray kitten in a warm, lyrical story about Passover, family, and friendship. Lesléa (pronounced “Lez-LEE-uh”) Newman is the author of 75 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed; and Heather Has Two Mommies. She has received many literary awards, including creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, two American Library Association Stonewall Honors, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, the Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fiction Writing grant, the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, the Cat Writer's Association Muse Medallion, and the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Medallion. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award Finalists. Ms. Newman wrote Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children's book to portray lesbian families in a positive way, and has followed up this pioneering work with several more children's books on lesbian and gay families: Felicia's Favorite Story, Too Far Away to Touch, Saturday Is Pattyday, Mommy, Mama, and Me, and Daddy, Papa, and Me. She is also the author of many books for adults that deal with lesbian identity, Jewish identity and the intersection and collision between the two. Other topics Ms. Newman explores include AIDS, eating disorders, butch/femme relationships, and sexual abuse. Her award-winning short story, A Letter To Harvey Milk, has been made into a film and adapted for the stage.

Campfire Stories: Astonishing History
Episode 13: The Assassination of Harvey Milk and George Moscone

Campfire Stories: Astonishing History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 75:26


Come gather around the campfire and let me tell you about the assassination of LGBT+ Icon Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. Milk and Moscone were both San Francisco politicians and civil rights leaders whose lives were cut short by their former colleague. Milk was a veteran, Wall Street statistician, and hippie who became one of the first openly gay elected official in America. Both men were dealing with a city and country that was bursting with political tension, clashes between the gay rights movement and the fundamentalist anti-gay movement, and violence against the LGBT+ community, sometimes from the very people sworn to protect them. Both new that the more they fought for inclusion and progress, the more their lives were in danger. They fought anyway. How did Milk grow into one of the most well-known activists in America? What happened to make Supervisor Dan White turn on his former friend Milk and “the people's mayor” Moscone? How was he protected after he committed an assassination? What legacy did these men leave behind? Let's talk about it. **This episode includes sensitive content (CW: death, suicide, LGBT hate crimes, police brutality, sexual content). Listener discretion is advised.**Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Check out our links here to support the show, follow our social media, and see photos from the case: https://linktr.ee/CampfireStoriesPodcast Also check out our YouTube channel Campfire Stories: Astonishing History.If you are a member of the LGBT+ community and are looking for resources: https://www.hrc.org/resources/direct-online-and-phone-support-services-for-lgbtq-youthhttps://www.glaad.org/resourcelist You can contact me at campfirestoriesbusiness@gmail.com Sources for every episode are available in the episode transcript on Buzzsprout. Music by: Zoliborz Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CampfireStories)

Baring It All with Call Me Adam
Season 2: Episode 28: Adam Jacobs Returns: Aladdin, Broadway, Lessons Learned, Stolen Cars, Arielle Jacobs, Actor, Singer, Family, Fatherhood

Baring It All with Call Me Adam

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 20:48


I am so excited to welcome back Adam Jacobs who originated the role of Aladdin on Broadway. Today, Adam & I are talking Lessons Learned, more backstage tales from Broadway & and a story involving a stolen car, his sister (Arielle Jacobs) & the Hawaiian Mafia. Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! We discussed Adam's theatrical endeavors, his docu-concert Behind-The-Curtain & his new film Last Call in the Dog House. Last Call in the Dog House is finally getting released this Friday, July 16, 2021 on Stoneypoint Entertainment. Purchase both Behind-The-Curtain & Last Call in the Dog House Connect with Adam: Website Twitter Instagram Spotify Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Adam: Originally from Half Moon Bay, CA, Adam Jacobs began his early performing career as a pianist studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After playing for eight years (ages 5-13), he decided to forgo the concert pianist route and try something new. He found his artistic outlet through art classes and musical theater. After playing “Oliver” in Oliver! and “Curly” in Oklahoma! in 7th and 8th grade respectively, he auditioned for a role in the local community theater–Peninsula Center Stage's production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Even though the show had been fully cast by the time of his audition, the creative team decided to foster his young talent and create a role of a “13th apostle” or “apostle wanna-be” just so he could be in the show. One night after a high-school performance of Evita, a representative from the SF Opera who happened to see the show invited Adam to audition for the new upcoming documentary opera based on the life of Harvey Milk, the country's first openly gay city council member who was assassinated along with the mayor of SF in 1978. As a result of this invited audition, he was cast as “Young Harvey.” Adam's big break came with the opportunity to play “Marius” in the national tour of Les Miserables. This job led to him being cast in the Broadway revival and his subsequent Broadway debut. Within the short 14 months that the show played the Broadhurst Theater, he had the benefit of working with many Broadway veterans including Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Gary Beach, Daphne-Rubin Vega, Norm Lewis, Ann Harada, Aaron Lazar (seen in photo), among many others. Since Les Miserables, he has journeyed from the islands of Mamma Mia! to the African pridelands of The Lion King. He's gone from the tropics of Once On This Island to the Arabian deserts of Aladdin. His mixed ethnicity has allowed him to play varied roles, and he thanks his parents for their whole-hearted encouragement to pursue a life in the arts. Adam, his wife Kelly, and their sons Jack and Alex now make their home in Chicago. After touring for two years with the first national tour of Disney's Mary Poppins as a dance captain and swing, Kelly happily joined the Broadway company and stayed with it until its closing in 2013. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Smartest Man in the World

In another dispatch from the Fortress of Proopitude, Greg and Jennifer harp on Haribo gummies, Harvey Milk and Hawaii. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Open Shudders: A Creepy Podcast
Milk (2008): Open Shudders Goes to the Movies

Open Shudders: A Creepy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 46:13


In what is not only our Season 3 finale, but the finale of Targeted While Out: LGBTQ Hate Crimes, we review the 2008 film Milk. The film stars Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California history and his senseless assassination by a political rival. Follow us on Twitter: @AShudders. Instagram: @openshudderspodcast. Facebook Business Page: Open Shudders: A Creepy Podcast. Facebook Group: The Official Page for Open Shudders: A Creepy Podcast. Patreon: www.patreon.com/openshudders. Email: openshudders@yahoo.com. Enjoy The View From The Open Shudders, BUT DON'T FALL OUT OF THE WINDOW! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/barry-marino-openshud/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/barry-marino-openshud/support

Surviving Chick Flicks
Manly Movie of the Month #6 - Pride Month 2021 Edition - "Milk" and "The Times of Harvey Milk"

Surviving Chick Flicks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 93:57


Today we officially wrap up Pride Month with our Manly Movie of the Month, and it's a double feature. This month we take on the 2005 Gus Van Sant film, "Milk," and the 1984 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature, "The Times of Harvey Milk," directed by Rob Epstein. Two films that set out to honor the first openly gay person elected to public office. Find out our thoughts here! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

KPBS Midday Edition
Masks Recommended In LA County, Regardless of Vaccine Status

KPBS Midday Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 44:48


Health officials in Los Angeles county are urging people to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. Plus, one way for urban areas to beat the heat is to consider the power of shade. However, there's an unequal distribution of shady, tree-lined streets in our cities, including here in San Diego. And fireworks could be returning to La Jolla on July Fourth, if organizers can overcome a legal challenge from people concerned about sea lions. Then, in 2019, San Diego County approved a $1.5 million program to help homeowners pay for vent retrofits to cut down on wildfire risk. But now that program has been abandoned and the money diverted elsewhere. Also, a recent study says San Diego has some of the most cost burdened homeowners in the U.S. Plus, one of California's most well-known LGBTQ voices is Harvey Milk. KQED spoke to some young San Franciscans about what he means to them today. Finally, Rosebud's Cafe in Jackson, California has become a refuge for people that don't always feel accepted, including those in the LGBTQ+ communities.

Critical Nonsense
130! The State of Pride in 2021

Critical Nonsense

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 56:24


What is the state of Pride in 2021? This week, special guest Dylan Fowler joins Aaron and Jess to talk about the diversity of the queer experience, George Floyd, Harvey Milk, Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders, police participation, and more inclusive Pride flags. They don't talk about how Dylan met Kacey Musgraves the other day. references Megan Stalter on what corporations are doing right now A certain shoe company celebrates the wide spectrum of LGBTQIA+ orientations Harvey Milk Day: The History Of “Coming Out” From A Secret Gay Code to a Powerful Political Movement ESPN: Carl Nassib of Las Vegas Raiders announces he is gay, pledges $100,000 to Trevor Project Karamo Brown Reacts to 'The Real World: Philadelphia' Mary Cheney The New York Times: Pride Said Gay Cops Aren't Welcome. Then Came the Backlash. NBC News: Controversy Flies Over Philadelphia's New Pride Flag It's a Sin: The best show of 2020? BenDeLaCreme NPR's Nancy podcast: Return to Ring of Keys "Ring of Keys" from Fun Home NeNe Leakes Latrice Royale's 5 G's John Roberts: "My Son Is Gay?"

Fifth & Mission
The Beer Ban that Linked Queer and Labor Rights

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 16:29


In the 1970's, Allan Baird entered Harvey Milk's camera shop in San Francisco and asked for the support of the LGBTQ community in boycotting Coors Beer. It began a decades long coalition between gay and labor movements. Decades later, local activists sought to honor Baird's little known role in queer history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Crime Culture
187 - Harvey Milk

Crime Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 78:32


As Pride Month comes to a close, we talk about the amazing life in activism and service of Harvey Milk.   Email: crimeculturepod@gmail.com Website: crimeculturepodcast.tumblr.com Instagram: @crimeculturepodcast Twitter: @CrimeCulturePod Facebook: @crimeculturepodcast And join our Patreon! (All other links can be found on our website and linktree in our social media bios!) Hosts: Hayley Langan and Kaitlin Mahar Theme Song Composer: Michael Quick Mix Engineer: Elliot Leach We'll see you next Tuesday! xx

Slay Queens
Hope (and Pride) Will Never Be Silent!

Slay Queens

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 88:50


Happy Pride! Ashley and Wayne discuss the incredible life of the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, Harvey Milk. As well as his tragic death at the hands of Milk's peer and colleague, Dan White.

Hella Capital Crime
The Murder Of Harvey Milk

Hella Capital Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 59:20


During pride month we remember the people who fought for equal rights and notmally don't think of Twinkies. Join Hella Capital Crime as we celebrate, loudly and proudly, the story of Harvey Milk and the unfortunate end he met due to political disdain. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hellacapitalcrime/support

Open Shudders: A Creepy Podcast
Inferno: The Upstairs Lounge Tragedy

Open Shudders: A Creepy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 87:22


On June 24, 1973, the Upstairs Lounge, a gay bar in the New Orleans French Quarter was torched killing 32 people and injuring 15. The complacent attitude by police, firemen and elected officials was beyond hateful. This is the final regular episode in our Targeted While Out: LGBTQ Hate Crimes. We have one more Bonus Episode, a review of the movie Milk (2008) staring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk. This will be our Season 3 finale. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/barry-marino-openshud/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/barry-marino-openshud/support

Killer Casting
032 - Pride Pod Part 1 with H. Alan Scott

Killer Casting

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 39:22


Hail to the Queen!! Guess who stops by to celebrate our Pride in film and tv, none other than the multi-hyphenate comedian, writer, film maker and yes Drag Queen, H. Alan Scott!!!!  (aka Sadie Pines).  Lisa, Dean and H. Alan share all their favorite movies, tv shows and individual acting performances under the big beautiful rainbow umbrella. H. Alan talks The Bird Cage and the time Robin Williams saw his stand up routine. Dean talks about a Russell Crowe movie where he plays and out and proud gay man. Lisa talks about the murder of both Brandon Teena and Harvey Milk and how much films honoring them have meant to her. Join us and get your gay on! #thebirdcage #gaypride #boysdontcry #harveymilk #brandonteena #salmineo #lgbtq

The Kitchen Sisters Present
169-Gert McMullin—Sewing on the Frontline—From the AIDS Quilt to COVID-19 PPE

The Kitchen Sisters Present

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 32:34


In 1985, Gert McMullin was one of the first San Franciscans to put a stitch on the AIDS Quilt, the quilt that began with one memorial square in honor of a man who had died of AIDS, and that now holds some 95,000 names. Gert never planned it this way, but over the decades she has become the Keeper of the Quilt and has stewarded it, repaired it, tended it, traveled with it and conserved it for some 33 years. Gert knows the power of sewing. In 2020, when COVID-19 hit, Gert was one of the first Bay Area citizens to begin sewing masks—PPE for nurses and health care workers who were lacking proper protection—masks she made from fabric left over from the making of the AIDS Quilt. The comfort, outrage and honoring of an earlier pandemic being used to protect people from a new one. In January of 2020 The AIDS Memorial Quilt, now part of The National AIDS Memorial, returned home to the Bay Area after 16 years in Atlanta. It took six 52-foot semis to get it there. The over sixty tons of quilt, is made up of about 48,000 panels, each 3 x 6 feet, the size of a grave. The extensive AIDS Archive, which Gert gathered, collected and protected since its earliest days, is now part of The American Folklife Center at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC. This piece features stories of Gert McMullin and the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the Gay Rights Movement in San Francisco, Harvey Milk and The White Night Riots and more. With interviews with LGBT Rights activist Cleve Jones who worked with Harvey Milk and conceived of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and John Cunningham, Executive Director of the National AIDS Memorial.

Thanks, I Hate It!
Episode 50: LGBTQ* Excellence

Thanks, I Hate It!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 87:29


It's the 50TH EPISODE of Thanks, I Hate It. This week Brittany and Windsor talk about some prominent figures in LGBTQ history (and history in general). We discuss Rachel Maddow, Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Harvey Milk, Christine Jorgensen, Stormé DeLarverie, Karl Henrich Ulrichs, and Oscar Wilde.  We only scratch the surface and you can expect many more excellence episodes! Thank you all for allowing up the platform and the support to bring 50 episodes to you all. We love you!

The Alarmist
The Aftermath: Assassination of Harvey Milk

The Alarmist

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 41:55


Rebecca talks with author Lillian Faderman (Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death and The Gay Revolution) about Harvey's life and legacy. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Lund discuss changing the verdict!Buy Lilian's book here! https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/harvey-milk-lillian-faderman/1127241647Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rules of the Game: The Bolder Advocacy Podcast

    On this episode, we celebrate Pride month with a discussion about the fight for equality at the ballot, in legislatures and the courts. From Stonewall to Obergefell and beyond, nonprofits have stood center stage as key advocates.    The pod team for this episode  Zack Ford  Tim Mooney  Natalie Ossenfort    Milestones  1961: Illinois becomes first state to decriminalize homosexuality  1969: Raid of Stonewall Inn (NYC)  1973: Lambda Legal becomes the first legal organization created specifically to fight for gay rights, and Maryland becomes first state to legislatively ban same-sex marriage  1978: Inspired by Harvey Milk, Gilbert Baker designs the first rainbow flag as a symbol of pride  1996: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into law by President Clinton, banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage  1998: Murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming makes national news. His killers are later sentenced to life in prison  2009: President Obama signs into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act  2011: Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell  2013: U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor strikes down part of DOMA, paving the way for legally-married, same-sex couples to receive federal benefits  2015: U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges holds that 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same-sex marriages  2021: President Biden issues executive order repealing former administration's ban on transgender Americans joining the military    Nonprofit advocates and their work    Recent Developments / Coming Soon...  During the 87th Legislative session, nonprofit advocates in TEXAS successfully defeated SB 29, which would have banned transgender student athletes from competing on sports teams based on their gender identity. Local nonprofits like the Texas Freedom Network and Equality Texas led the charge in advocating against the bill alongside several other incredible nonprofits. While it's possible the bill may be revived during a later legislative session, there is much to celebrate for now.  ARKANSAS recently passed a new law (one of the first of its kind in the nation) that bans gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth. The ACLU recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of four families and two doctors, who argue that the law is unconstitutional and that it should be struck down so that all children have access to medically necessary care.  Any day now, the United States SUPREME COURT is expected to release a decision in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which will decide the constitutionality of a Philadelphia ordinance that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation. A legal challenge against the ordinance was brought by a Catholic foster agency that lost its contract with the city as a result of the nondiscrimination policy. The agency says that the policy violates its First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech.    Resources  LGBTQ Advocacy Toolkit  The Work for LGBTQ Equality Marches On by Leslie Barnes  Learn more about Daniel Quasar's redesigned Pride flag 

Remember That Time: An Historical Podcast

Happy Pride! This month, we're learning all about LGBTQIA+ history, and we start it off with Amanda telling us all about one of the most important activists of our time, Harvey Milk. He was a politician who brought about big changes, and paved the way for future LGBTQIA+ representatives. 

The Alarmist
ASSASSINATION OF HARVEY MILK: WHO IS TO BLAME?

The Alarmist

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 49:26


WERE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS TO BLAME FOR THE ASSASSANATION OF HARVEY MILK?This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for the assassination of Harvey Milk with Special Guest and comedian Guy Branum, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund. On the board this week: Homophobia, Dan White and the Twinkie Defense. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
Episode 172- LGBTQ+ Feminist Faves: Edith Windsor & Harvey Milk

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 76:06


For the second week of PRIDE, Keegan shares the story of Edie Windsor, a trailblazer in gay marriage, and Madigan covers Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US. Edie & Thea video mentioned in the episode:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdAErLK4ti8&ab_channel=TIMETIMEVerifiedSOURCES:https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harvey-milk-first-openly-gay-person-elected-in-californiahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscone%E2%80%93Milk_assassinationshttps://milkfoundation.org/about/harvey-milk-biography/https://www.history.com/topics/gay-rights/harvey-milkhttps://www.them.us/story/harvey-milk-adolescent-rootsGet your Coming Out stories to us by June 24th!     Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.comFind us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget toREVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!**

Hard Fried History
Ep 89: Harvey Milk - "The American Dream Starts With the Neighborhoods."

Hard Fried History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 53:07


How did San Francisco's property values get so high? This week we cover the life and times of the eclectic Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, progressive activist and "the unofficial mayor of Castro Street."

WBT - Wealth, Business & Taxes
Episode 0028 - Gay June pride month, If you fought for tolerence, practice it

WBT - Wealth, Business & Taxes

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 20:10


June is gay pride month around the United States and parts of the world. This morning I was watching a tictok of a young gay conservative man who stated he didn't understand why there should be a gay pride month. His view. However, the backlash of gay individuals attacked him with the full thrust of hate because he did not believe as they did. So the hate that came through their written words were disgusting. If you remember what the gay community fought for was for tolerance. To be accepting of the gay community. However, not tolerance has not been practiced by the gay community on a whole hose of issues. Tolerance has become a one way street, only one view, one direction. Everyone else is not tolerable. In politics we see the same issues and the view that if you don't go with us you are the enemy. That is not tolerance. Tolerance is being accepting and having the conversations to understand the other point of view is. So to this old gay man who verbally attacked a younger gay men - practice tolerance. Practice what you fought for.Every single one of us, in all walks of life, should be practicing tolerance. Practice it and then sit down with the other side and hear them out. Don't attack, instead listen and understand why. If you truly believe in tolerance you will practice it well.If you like the content of my podcast, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business or mediation question, send me an email to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

Wine Dine and Storytime
Sounds Gay; I'm In

Wine Dine and Storytime

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 117:46


This week we proudly present to you our pride episode. We curated some stories that are sure to stick to your mental ribs. Dana tells us about Harvey Milk. Maybe you've heard his name, but what was his connection to the gay rights movement? Dana let's us have it.  Nydia tells us about the tragic and recent murder of a gay teen who's story went viral on Tiktok. Jason Fox was lured and killed and his mother Pepper Fox is convinced his sexuality had something to do with it. Cindy tells us about the chefs she chose from the Tasty Pride recipe book. The recipe book has wonderful anecdotes about it's contributors and Cindy shared some of those.  For dinner this week, Cindy used the Tasty Pride recipe book. She used recipes made by the LGBTQ community. Cindy surprised us with a grilled peach glazed chicken with rice and bacon wrapped asparagus. For dessert, she again took from the book to prepare blueberry gooey butter bars. The meal was paired with Root 1 Sauvignon Blanc.  A Chilean white with a pale green color and citrus/tropical aromas. It was a crisp, refreshing wine.  You can find the links to the stories and food photos on: www.winedineandstorytime.com Check us out on Social too!!   patreon.com/wdst buymeacoffee.com/WDST facebook.com/winedineandstorytime instagram.com/winedinestorytime twitter.com/WDStoryTime or call us some time  6093003094 This week we also got to work with some other podcasts we think you should check out! You can find them here: Beyond the Rainbow True Crimes Podcast  Ants Humans Stars Podcast Where did we get our info?  Dana: Harvey Milk Dan White Gay Rights The Times of Harvey Milk Nydia: Timber River Ranch Wedding Venue Jason Fox Investigation  Arrests Made Murdered Gay Teen  Cindy: Tasty Pride by Tasty and Jesse Szewczyk Stories by Rick Martinez and April Anderson What did we eat?  Tasty Pride by Tasty and Jesse Szewczyk Grilled Spatchcock Chicken w/ Peach Dijon Glaze Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake What did we drink? ROOT 1 SAUVIGNON BLANC Theme Song By:  Jon Katity Sound Credit: Organ Cheer

Sermon Audio – Cross of Grace

Mark 3:20-35 Then [Jesus] went home; and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.' And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.'And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered. ‘Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin' — for they had said, ‘He has an unclean spirit.' Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, ‘Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.' And he replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?' And looking at those who sat around him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.'My working title for this sermon all week has been, “Crazy is as crazy does,” partly because there's enough to unpack in all of these verses to make a preacher nuts, but mostly because of the actions of Jesus and the accusations against him for having lost his mind.The nutshell of it all for me is that this is another moment in the life and times of Jesus when he's under the microscope and under attack, even, for the ministry he's begun. He's being accused by the scribes – some of the leaders of the synagogues – which is a thing we hear often in Scripture. He's being worried over by his family, which isn't such popular Biblical theme. He's being followed by overwhelming, overbearing crowds of people. And he's trying to convince everyone that he hasn't “gone out of his mind;” that he's not crazy; that he isn't possessed – at least not by the powers of Satan or Beelzebul, as some of them assume.But Jesus is possessed, it seems – overcome with and inspired by the Holy Spirit, I mean. And that Holy Spirit – bestowed upon him through baptism – was moving Jesus to do some pretty surprising, shocking, out-of-the-ordinary, hard-to-swallow sorts of things. And people were taking notice. And people were suspicious. And they were afraid, some of them, and angry, some of them, and out of sorts about it all. So they assumed and accused and questioned and condemned all the things about Jesus that they couldn't see or understand or wrap their heads or their hearts around. And they chalked it all up to “crazy.”Because that's how people are, too much of the time, isn't it? We are suspicious of the odd-balls. We assume and accuse and question and condemn. Sometimes we simply dismiss those we don't understand or who push us out of our “normal” or who move us away from what's comfortable or familiar or safe. Sometimes, we even kill them. Which, of course, is where all of this got Jesus.And it's been that way ever since, really, for the oddballs… the movers and shakers… the envelope pushers. It happened to Stephen and to Paul and to Peter, too.More recently, of course, I think about Mahatma Gandhi and Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King, Jr. And since June is PRIDE month, I think about Harvey Milk and Marsha P. Johnson and Matthew Shepard, too. Oddballs and eccentrics, each in their own right. Jesus freaks, some of them. Outsiders, others of them. Non-conformists, all. Rebels. Misfits. Trouble-makers, even. Their families and friends and neighbors might even have thought them to be their own kind of crazy, perhaps. And when we take Jesus out of the stained-glass windows of our collective mind's eye, he is all of those things, too – a trouble-making, non-conforming, rebellious kind of outsider. And today's gospel reminds us that all of his preaching and teaching and healing was so revolutionary that it made people believe Jesus was crazy, that he had gone out of his mind. Even his family tried to stop him – either because they agreed maybe he really was losing his marbles, or because they were genuinely afraid for his safety, or their own. Others, like the scribes, thought he just might be the devil himself – or at least possessed by Beelzebul.And it's hard to blame them, really. Jesus was doing and saying some pretty amazing things which didn't bode well for a lot of people – especially the ones in power – but good news that promised nothing but blessing and redemption and fullness of life for those who had, up until then, been persecuted, left out, sidelined, and worse. (The other oddballs, misfits, outcasts, and whatnot.) This Good News was crazy.Last week, we heard Jesus promise that God loved the world – the whole world and nothing but the whole world – and that God sent Jesus into the midst of it all to save and redeem it. These disciples he'd gathered to follow him and to help with this ministry were nothing to write home about – Jesus loved oddballs and misfits, too, of course. Fishermen. Tax collectors. Women. All of them charged with helping the Kingdom of God come to pass. And people were being cured. Demons were being cast out. Sins were being forgiven. More misfits were being welcomed into the mix and lives were being changed by it all. It was crazy.Because what makes “crazy” “crazy,” is that it doesn't line up with what people expect, with what people are used to, with what people think they want or need in their lives. So Jesus meets all of the criteria on the report card for crazy. He is just exactly what the scribes and other religious leaders weren't looking for in a Messiah – this peacemaker; this forgiver of sins; this living, moving, breathing force of mercy, love, and grace in their midst.So, if Jesus was crazy by the world's standards, it makes a wannabe follower of his wonder what all of that might have to do with you and me?Well, I think the answer is in that bit at the end of today's Gospel, when Jesus says, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?' And then, looking at the knuckleheads surrounding him, he answers his own question: “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”So, I think what makes us brothers and sisters to Jesus is when we're just as inspired by, just as overwhelmed with, just as possessed by the Holy Spirit – just as “crazy” as Jesus, if you will, because of the grace we've received and by our willingness to share it at all costs. And crazy is as crazy does.So, what if we spent more time – as children of God, as followers of Jesus – trying to be crazy by the world's standards, instead of conforming to what the world or the Church, even, thinks we should do or be or look like? For the record, I don't think it always has to be big, off-the-charts, headline or history-making levels of crazy.I think crazy might look like bending over backwards to be as safe as possible over the course of the last year of this pandemic, in order to love our neighbor and to protect the vulnerable – at times when others would not, and in ways that may not have always made sense. I think crazy would mean giving more money and resources away for the sake of others and our ministry – to the point that people would think we were nuts.I think crazy would mean we'd let more people in – so that the line for communion on Sunday morning would make guests wonder if they were in church, or at the bar; in prison or at the hospital; in the middle of a pride parade, a homeless shelter, or the United Nations.I think it would mean we'd forgive more readily – so that enemies and grudges wouldn't steal one more moment of our energy, one more ounce of our soul, one more second of our precious time.I think it would mean we'd stop fighting about things the politicians and cable news networks inspire us to fight about. And I think, instead, we would start fighting against and worrying about extreme poverty, violence against women and children, systemic racism, consumerism, and the rate at which people die every day, all over the world, of preventable, treatable diseases or from lack of clean water.I think crazy would look like the Kingdom of God happening among us, the Kingdom of God happening through us, the Kingdom of God happening for us, and for the sake of the world.And I think that would just be crazy – in every holy, wonderful, faithful, gracious way we can't always imagine; but crazy in ways that only God can accomplish – through the likes of oddballs and misfits like you and me – when we muster the kind of humility, courage, and faith to let it happen.Amen

Spooky Sh*t
Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History in the U.S.

Spooky Sh*t

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 83:53


This week we talk about the Stonewall Riots, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, the Lavender Scare, Harvey Milk and marriage equality. Leche, lets go. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spookyshit-pod/support

Meet Your Heroes
Episode 69: Harvey Milk

Meet Your Heroes

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 71:12


This week we hear the story of a republican navy vet who takes a job on Wall Street, campaigns against government regulation, and tries to convince Jimmy Carter that a dangerous cult leader is nothing to worry about.

Hot Mics From Left To Right
The Road to Somewhere....

Hot Mics From Left To Right

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 33:30


Alice and Maria discuss the ongoing discussions on President Biden's infrastructure proposals, former President Donald Trump and false claims of re-claiming the White House this year, and the need to instill confidence in our election system. Plus- in this week's meaningful moment, we hear comments from Harvey Milk and Elon Musk. Please like and share!

Daily Quote
June 4, 2021: Harvey Milk, Politician

Daily Quote

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 2:53


It's vulnerable. It might not work. But it is essential. Today's quote takes on the key ingredient to creating transformative relationships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show
Harvey Milk Day Special

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 120:08


Radio GAG celebrates the life and advocacy of Harvey Milk with a two hour broadcast, featuring special guests including Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation and human rights activist, Cleve Jones. Featured content includes Harvey Milk’s “political will” courtesy of Milk colleagues Walter Caplan and Dan Nicoletta, originally remastered from the cassette recording by Jenni Olson and friends. Additional archival news clips courtesy of Pacifica Radio Archives. Hosts: Sarah Germain Lilly and Josh Tjaden

The Ten News
Making A Difference: Special Guest Teen Activist Ewan Barker Plummer

The Ten News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 15:19


Hidden History
111: The Twinkie Defense

Hidden History

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 18:00


Episode 111: Twitter: Link Patreon: LinkSources and Further ReadingDan White's audio confession after killing Harvey Milk & George Moscone: LinkOfficial biography of Harvey Milk: LinkForty years after his death, Harvey Milk's legacy still lives on: LinkThe Last Words of Harvey Milk [Full Audio Clip]: LinkThe Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk: LinkSan Francisco Voters Information Pamphlet, General Election, 1976: LinkHow The 1975 Community Congress Reshaped San Francisco Politics: Link40 years ago, San Francisco adopted historic gay rights law: LinkDaniel James White Trial: 1979: LinkThe Legacy of Dan White: LinkHarvey Milk, Hero and Martyr: LinkThe Times of Harvey Milk: Link

Every Day's A Holiday
May 22: Harvey Milk Day

Every Day's A Holiday

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 2:28


Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and celebrated each year on May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist assassinated in 1978. Harvey Milk was a prominent gay activist during the twentieth century.

Rad Child Podcast
Way to Go & Room to Grow- Activism

Rad Child Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 73:39


Join Seth and Rebecca for a conversation about their favorite kids book recommendations about activism!   Show Notes: 5:30- Sometimes People March, by Tessa Allen 15:18- Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, by Rob Sanders 23:30- Sewing the Rainbow, by Gayle E Pitman 25:30- Enough! 20 Protestors Who Changed America, by Emily Easton 36:30- Honey Books, Montreal Bookstore 37:00- The Wedding Portrait, by Innosanto Nagara 53:20- Wedding Portrait Article 56:55- Let the Children March, by Monica Clark-Robinson 58:32 - We Are Water Protectors, by Carole Lindstrom   Find us on the web! Rad Child Podcast: www.radchildpodcast.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Contact us: radchildpodcast@gmail.com Be a guest Donate Buy Rad Merch Shift Book Box: https://www.shiftbookbox.com/ Facebook Instagram Twitter  

This Day in History Class
White Night riots / Great Atlanta Fire - May 21

This Day in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 14:04


On this day in 1979, riots took place in San Francisco in the aftermath of the trial for Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk's assassination. / On this day in 1917, a fire tore through the city of Atlanta, displacing around 10,000 people and destroying nearly 2,000 buildings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Morning Cup Of Murder
The Assassination of Harvey Milk - May 21 2021 - Todays True Crime

Morning Cup Of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 14:49


May 21st: City Supervisor Dan White Convicted of Murder (1979)There are some murders that will live in our history books until the end of time. On May 21st 1979 a man was convicted for murdering a groundbreaking politician, taking him away from California, and the world, before he could change things for the better.   Wikipedia, Murderpedia, city-journal.org, famous-trials.com, famous-trials.com, findingdulcinea.com, nytimes.com

Let's Get Civical
Harvey Milk - Let’s Celebrate the Mayor of the Castro!

Let's Get Civical

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 46:11


In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate Harvey Milk Day! Join them as they talk about who Harvey Milk was, his public service and activism, and the White Night Riots that happened after his assassin successively used junk food as defense for murder! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

...These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcast
L&O: Logan punches a homophobic politician and gets exiled

...These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 46:45


A gay city councilman is gunned down. McCoy and Kincaid go after the victim's homophobic political rival, but when it looks like Councilman Crossley will get away with it, Logan socks him in the face and ruins his career. (Next stop: Staten Island!) We're talking about Law & Order season 5 episode 23 "Pride." Our guest is Kate Dawson from the podcast "Tenfold More Wicked." This episode is inspired by the assassination of Harvey Milk.  For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The FrogPants Studios Ultra Feed!
TMS 2107: WHO IS DICK PRICE!

The FrogPants Studios Ultra Feed!

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 118:00


It's Called Noodles & Company, Not Side Salad & Company. Where's Harvey Milk?! Mostly White Balls. Mostly. Reset the Fury Road Clock. There Were Four Nipples! Billy Archer Eats a Tree. Checking the Nudity Spreadsheet. Protected only by her ample bosom. Cauliflower Nokia. The Bear Wrestling Movie. Forrest Bueller. You ruined the moment Dad! Snyder's Pretzel Cut. Piles of Shame with Bill. Major Spoilers and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

The Morning Stream
TMS 2107: WHO IS DICK PRICE!

The Morning Stream

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 118:00


It's Called Noodles & Company, Not Side Salad & Company. Where's Harvey Milk?! Mostly White Balls. Mostly. Reset the Fury Road Clock. There Were Four Nipples! Billy Archer Eats a Tree. Checking the Nudity Spreadsheet. Protected only by her ample bosom. Cauliflower Nokia. The Bear Wrestling Movie. Forrest Bueller. You ruined the moment Dad! Snyder's Pretzel Cut. Piles of Shame with Bill. Major Spoilers and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

Baring It All with Call Me Adam
Season 2: Episode 17: Adam Jacobs: Behind the Curtain, Broadway, Aladdin, Lion King, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Stage Mishaps, Showmances, Marriage, Fatherhood, Actor

Baring It All with Call Me Adam

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 31:10


Broadway's original Aladdin, Adam Jacobs showed us "A Whole New World" eight times a week, he stormed the Barricades as "Marius" in Les Miserables and roared as "Simba" in The Lion King. Now, Adam Jacobs is baring it all Behind The Curtain with some great backstage stories! The second part of our interview, where we discuss Lessons Learned, will be released soon. Stay tuned! Adam's docu-concert, Behind The Curtain will be available Friday, April 30 at midnight for Streaming & DVD/Blu-ray purchases. Use promo code ALADDIN to get 20% off your purchase Connect with Adam: Website Twitter Instagram Spotify Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Adam: Originally from Half Moon Bay, CA, Adam Jacobs began his early performing career as a pianist studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After playing for eight years (ages 5-13), he decided to forgo the concert pianist route and try something new. He found his artistic outlet through art classes and musical theater. After playing “Oliver” in Oliver! and “Curly” in Oklahoma! in 7th and 8th grade respectively, he auditioned for a role in the local community theater–Peninsula Center Stage’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Even though the show had been fully cast by the time of his audition, the creative team decided to foster his young talent and create a role of a “13th apostle” or “apostle wanna-be” just so he could be in the show. One night after a high-school performance of Evita, a representative from the SF Opera who happened to see the show invited Adam to audition for the new upcoming documentary opera based on the life of Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly gay city council member who was assassinated along with the mayor of SF in 1978. As a result of this invited audition, he was cast as “Young Harvey.” Adam’s big break came with the opportunity to play “Marius” in the national tour of Les Miserables. This job led to him being cast in the Broadway revival and his subsequent Broadway debut. Within the short 14 months that the show played the Broadhurst Theater, he had the benefit of working with many Broadway veterans including Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Gary Beach, Daphne-Rubin Vega, Norm Lewis, Ann Harada, Aaron Lazar (seen in photo), among many others. Since Les Miserables, he has journeyed from the islands of Mamma Mia! to the African pridelands of The Lion King. He’s gone from the tropics of Once On This Island to the Arabian deserts of Aladdin. His mixed ethnicity has allowed him to play varied roles, and he thanks his parents for their whole-hearted encouragement to pursue a life in the arts. Adam, his wife Kelly, and their sons Jack and Alex now make their home in Chicago. After touring for two years with the first national tour of Disney’s Mary Poppins as a dance captain and swing, Kelly happily joined the Broadway company and stayed with it until its closing in 2013. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fringe Radio Network
William Ramsey Week! Koolaid Cults

Fringe Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 56:48


It's William Ramsey Week! Author Daniel J. Flynn discusses his book Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk and the 10 Days.

New Books in History
Mary Ann Cherry, "Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs" (Process, 2020)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 48:49


How did the gay movement, which began as a sedate group of intellectuals, become what is arguably the most dynamic civil rights crusade in America? How did a deviant and marginalized fraction of society evolve into powerful, effective, and respected leaders? Activist Morris Kight, a sometimes ignored leader of the post-Stonewall gay rights movement, self-aggrandizing and egotistical in a room full of egos, always found the camera and a way to give gay rights a seat at the table of social reform. His style of organizing and activism showed the power of the “influencer” decades before social media brought millions together with a meme. His work in the 1950s as a part of an underground network of gay ‘safe houses’ that provided bail, health care, and legal advice was based on his early Socialist beliefs. He turned his unique charisma and organizing skills to the 1960s anti-war movement before deciding to devote the rest of his life to the public fight for “Gay Liberation.” He fostered key relationships with fellow activists such as Harvey Milk, politicians, socialites, and gangsters. He had backroom deals with wealthy business owners and handshake agreements with power brokers. This led to a new quality of life for homosexuals, liberated homo youths and, eventually, led to the first generation of never-closeted Gays. Kight helped organize the first gay pride parade in the country in 1970. He founded groups that lead seminal protests that resulted in: The American Psychiatric Association removing homosexuality as a disease from its diagnostic manual, protecting civil rights for gay citizens in California, and reducing police violence against the gay community. And for every good thing he did, he took credit for more. He was a man who, with his many flaws, managed to alienate as many people as he brought together. His story brings to life his work as remembered by those who loved and loathed him.  Mary Ann Cherry befriended Morris Kight in the last decade of his life. She, with Morris’s permission, began writing his biography. Cherry is a Los Angeles based writer whose wide-ranging work includes, television and film producing as well as creating and maintaining the historical archives for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Morris Ardoin is the author of STONE MOTEL – MEMOIRS OF A CAJUN BOY (2020, University Press of Mississippi). A communications practitioner, his work has appeared in regional, national, and international media. He divides his time between New York City and Cornwallville, New York, where he does most of his writing. His blog, Parenthetically Speaking, can be found at www.morrisardoin.com. Twitter: @morrisardoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Mary Ann Cherry, "Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs" (Process, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 48:49


How did the gay movement, which began as a sedate group of intellectuals, become what is arguably the most dynamic civil rights crusade in America? How did a deviant and marginalized fraction of society evolve into powerful, effective, and respected leaders? Activist Morris Kight, a sometimes ignored leader of the post-Stonewall gay rights movement, self-aggrandizing and egotistical in a room full of egos, always found the camera and a way to give gay rights a seat at the table of social reform. His style of organizing and activism showed the power of the “influencer” decades before social media brought millions together with a meme. His work in the 1950s as a part of an underground network of gay ‘safe houses’ that provided bail, health care, and legal advice was based on his early Socialist beliefs. He turned his unique charisma and organizing skills to the 1960s anti-war movement before deciding to devote the rest of his life to the public fight for “Gay Liberation.” He fostered key relationships with fellow activists such as Harvey Milk, politicians, socialites, and gangsters. He had backroom deals with wealthy business owners and handshake agreements with power brokers. This led to a new quality of life for homosexuals, liberated homo youths and, eventually, led to the first generation of never-closeted Gays. Kight helped organize the first gay pride parade in the country in 1970. He founded groups that lead seminal protests that resulted in: The American Psychiatric Association removing homosexuality as a disease from its diagnostic manual, protecting civil rights for gay citizens in California, and reducing police violence against the gay community. And for every good thing he did, he took credit for more. He was a man who, with his many flaws, managed to alienate as many people as he brought together. His story brings to life his work as remembered by those who loved and loathed him.  Mary Ann Cherry befriended Morris Kight in the last decade of his life. She, with Morris’s permission, began writing his biography. Cherry is a Los Angeles based writer whose wide-ranging work includes, television and film producing as well as creating and maintaining the historical archives for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Morris Ardoin is the author of STONE MOTEL – MEMOIRS OF A CAJUN BOY (2020, University Press of Mississippi). A communications practitioner, his work has appeared in regional, national, and international media. He divides his time between New York City and Cornwallville, New York, where he does most of his writing. His blog, Parenthetically Speaking, can be found at www.morrisardoin.com. Twitter: @morrisardoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Midnight Train Podcast
The Doodler

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 75:05


Today we take this illustrious train to the land of Rice A Roni, the Golden Gate Bridge and those son of bitch basketball Warriors...San Francisco, California. Considered the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 16th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 881,549 residents as of 2019.    Between January 1974 and September 1975, the LGBTQ community of the Castro District and surrounding city of San Francisco were terrorized by yet, another serial murderer. Still trembling in fear from the previous horrors of the Zodiac killer, tentatively responsible for over 30 deaths and the Zebra murders, which were a string of racially motivated murders committed by a small group of black Muslims that took the lives of at least 15 people. Needless to say, citizens of the area were locking their doors and looking over their shoulders, knowing that evil could be behind every corner or hiding in every shadow.   The gay community already faced plenty of unfortunate danger without the added prospect of being targeted by a fucking serial killer. Even in the comparatively welcoming environment of the city’s Castro neighborhood, being outed in the mid-1970s meant risking stigmatization, injury, and even death, owing to antigay sentiments prevalent across the United States. (Harvey Milk’s election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was four years away. If you’re unaware, Harvey Milk was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California who was assassinated on November 27th, 1978 along with Mayor George Mascone by a piece of shit former San Francisco board of supervisors member who I won’t mention his name because fuck that guy! He did commit suicide in 1985 after serving only 5 years in prison. Dickhead.)   Fear of such repercussions led three men who survived encounters with the Doodler to refuse to cooperate with police. One, reportedly, was a European diplomat (according to the Chronicle, he was stabbed six times before fleeing). Published reports about survivors also mention a “nationally known” entertainer and an individual who quickly skipped town and declined further contact with law enforcement. Four decades later, the identities of these men still remain unknown.   While the Doodler is thought to have been active between January 1974 and June 1975, there has been some confusion over his total number of victims. In 1976, reporter Maitland Zane made blunt reference to the number of unsolved homicides of gay men at the time—17 had occurred in 1975 alone—in an article for the San Francisco Chronicle titled “The Gay Killers.” Owing to this tragically large number, some reports have suggested that the Doodler’s true body count may be as high as 14.   In the five cases officially tied to the Doodler, the victims died from numerous stab wounds. Each body was found in a park or by the beach. Following the discovery of the Doodler’s fifth victim, Harald Gullberg, in June 1975, the killings seemed to stop.   During the mid-1970s, the overall homicide rate in San Francisco was more than double what it is today. In 1974, there were 129 homicides in the city. The following year, there were 132. Needless to say, the SFPD’s homicide detectives were busy, and the Doodler wasn’t even the only serial killer on their radar. At the time of Cavanaugh’s death, the city was enduring the infamous Zebra murders, and arrests were still three months from being carried out. A murderer that would draw a sketch or doodle of men in order to entice them to lower their guard, was seemingly hunting homosexual men from the area. This prolific killer ended the lives of 5 confirmed men with up to 14 potential deaths under their belt, in total. All of the victims were found within 4 miles of one another and all within 18 months. So who was the Doodler, aka The Black Doodler? No one knows for sure and may never. This is what makes this story one of the most horrific.    THE VICTIMS   January 27th, 1974  On the morning of January 27, 1974, at approximately 1:25 a.m., police dispatch received a phone call reporting the discovery of a corpse at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.   “I believe there might be a dead person,” the caller said in a calm, male-sounding voice before declining to give their name and hanging up.   When officers arrived on the scene 30 minutes later, they found the body of 50-year-old Gerald Cavanaugh. He’d been stabbed 16 times.   Over the course of the next year and a half, five victims—all white gay men—would be linked to the serial killer dubbed the Doodler. Despite its childish quality, the Doodler’s nickname is a haunting reference to the killer’s reported fondness for sketching cartoons of the men he’d meet at bars in San Francisco’s Castro district, then lure somewhere more remote with the promise of sex. June 25th 1974 A woman walking by Spreckles Lake happened upon the body of 27 year old female impersonator and local area comedian, Joseph “Jae” Stevens. Stevens worked at Finnochios, a club and bar that was started as a speakeasy in 1929 and was located on Stockton Street. Authorities believe that Stevens had possibly driven his killer to the lake area and one report claims that the murder had taken the car to flee crime scene, only to crash the vehicle into the side of a house, forcing the them to abscond from the accident by foot. Stevens was stabbed 5 times and was presumably dragged roughly ten feet into the brush.   July 7th, 1974 Walking her dog “Moondance” around the foot of Lincoln Bay at Ocean Beach, Tauba Weiss noticed what seemed to be the lifeless body of a man, 31 year old Claus A. Christmann, a German citizen who had worked for the tire company Michelin. Christmann was married with children, though they did not accompany him to America. When his body was found, he was wearing a tan leather jacket, heeled ankle boots, a white Italian shirt and orange bikini briefs, with his pants unzipped and pockets emptied, other than a single tube of makeup. He was left wearing three rings on his hands, including a gold wedding band. Christmann was stabbed at least 15 times with three of the wounds slashing his throat. The coroner report states that it was “ In a manner which seemed as though the assailant had attempted to decapitate the deceased.” Inspector David Toschi, a 20 year veteran of the department, described to the Sentinel, that the murder was “one of the most vicious stabbings he has ever seen. (Toschi also investigated the Zodiac murders, which are also still unsolved.)   May 12th, 1975 Nearly a year after the murder of Claus Christmann, the body of 32 year old registered nurse and former Navy medical corpsman in the Vietnam War, Frederick Elmer Capin, was found.  His corpse was discovered by a hiker, walking by a sand dune, not far from a highway that runs parallel to Ocean Beach. Capin was a tall, thin man approximately 6 foot tall and at 148 pounds. The coroner's report states that he had been stabbed in the aorta and heart and that he had blood smeared on his shoes, hands and torso. It was also noted that there were marks in the sand leading to the body that “indicating that he had been dragged approximately 20 feet.” Notably, Capin had received a commendation medal for saving four men under fire while serving in Vietnam.   June 4th, 1975 While hiking by the Lincoln Park Golf course, the body of 66 year old Swedish immigrant, Harald Gullberg was found ten yards from a nearby trail. Gullberg was a sailor who had travelled to numerous harbors, including Boston, Puerto Vita, Cuba, Shanghai, Melbourne, San Luis Obispo, Yokohama and Liverpool, according to immigration records. When the body was found, Gullberg’s pants were unzipped and he was not wearing undergarments. Some speculate they were taken by the killer. He had been slashed across the throat and due to bug activity, the coroner indicated that the body had been deceased for approximately 2 weeks. This was the oldest and assumably, the Doodler’s last victim.   In the time around the murders, three men had come forward claiming that they too had been assaulted by the supposed Doodler. Reports claim that one of these men was a “well known entertainer”, with speculations of news outlets pointing to actor Richard Chamberlain, singer and pianist Johnnie Ray and actor Rock Hudson although police have confirmed that it was, in fact, NOT Rock Hudson and that the entertainer is indeed still alive. Of the three, Chamberlain would be the only surviving person. Due to the victims understandably wanting to keep their sexuality private, none of the men would come forward, publicly, nor assist the police in their investigation. LGBTQ rights activist and politician Harvey Milk had defended their refusals by saying “I understand their position. I respect the pressure society has put on them.”    THE SUSPECTS 5 months after Harald Gullberg’s body was found, the San Francisco Police Department released a sketch composite of an african/american male between the ages of 19 and 22 standing between 5’10” and 6 foot tall, with a slim build, wearing a Navy style watch cap. The profile of the man was of a quiet man, possibly an art student, from an upper middle class background.    In Jan 1976, a man had been arrested at a Tenderloin District bar after a patron had called the police claiming that a man was inside that matched the composite and he was offering to draw sketches of other patrons. New reports claimed that when the police arrived and arrested him, that he was carrying a butcher knife and a sketch pad. Police questioned him, however they did not have evidence and without the assistance of the witnesses they could not prosecute him. He was booked for carrying a concealed weapon and, after he attacked homicide inspectors during an interrogation, charged with aggravated assault. Police came under fire because the community didn’t think that they were helping. As Gay sex was illegal until Jan of 1976 which lead to complete mistrust of the police department    In the last few years the case has had a resurgence. Police are looking at it with fresh eyes and have been able to locate the European diplomate, however they cannot find the entertainer  DNA has been submitted – no word in results yet  In Feb 2019 police offered a $100,000 reward in info that leads to the identification and prosecution of the killer  They have also released an age progression composite sketch of what the man would likely look like today.  They are also looking for a man who called into dispatch about one of the bodies found. Here is the audio from that phone call.    (*audio?*)    Police think that the killer may have been seeing a psychiatrist in the East Bay area with the name Priest and are currently seeking information about that doctor as well.  Anyone with information can call the San Francisco police at 1-415-575-4444.     Ace’s Depot http://www.aces-depot.com   BECOME A PRODUCER! http://www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast   Find The Midnight Train Podcast: www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com www.facebook.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.twitter.com/themidnighttrainpc www.instagram.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.discord.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.tiktok.com/themidnighttrainp   And wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.   Subscribe to our official YouTube channel: OUR YOUTUBE

Spoop Hour
The Ghost Inside

Spoop Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 66:59


Andrew from FriGay the 13th joins for the latest episode of the Sashiatus, so we're talking LGBT+ ghosts! From the original Mister Belvedere Clifton Webb to Liberace to Harvey Milk, who now haunt the places they used to roam, to the maybe secretive Ladies of Llangollen and the Gay Ghost superhero who isn't, it's a fun time of talking about the ghosts inside us all.   -- SUPPORT SOME QUALITY SCHOOL STUFF with this fundraiser and we'll send you some stickers! Just email us a screenshot of your donation and we'll take care of the rest. Food Pantry: https://bit.ly/2RpZ4X1 OR https://amzn.to/3iqY7cJ   WE HAVE A PATREON. Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/SpoopHour Find us on Twitter/Instagram @spoophour and send your spooky stories to spoophour[at]gmail[dot]com. Want Spoop Hour merch? We've got that too! spoophour.threadless.com

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett
Cops Against Lockdown Measures & Jim Jones and Democratic Power

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 104:39


PART 1: COPS AGAINST LOCKDOWN MEASURES Richard welcomes a retired OPP constable who is part of a growing group of concerned retired and active duty peace officers looking to see the end of unconstitutional public health orders.

The Sewers of Paris
Wholesome Vibes (Ep 319 - Twitch/Blizzb3ar)

The Sewers of Paris

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 48:23


My guest this week is one of the most wholesome people on the Internet — a Twitch streamer who goes by Blizzb3ar. His goal is to create refuge from drama and competitiveness and cynicism, and for viewers to be able to relax in the comfort of good clean kind fun. It's the sort of environment that he realized he was missing for himself, and now he's got big goals for transforming his life in 2021.We'll have that conversation in a minute. First a quick thanks to everyone who supports the Sewers of Paris on Patreon.And just a reminder that I've started a new weekly newsletter for all the stuff I'm working on. You can sign up at mattbaume.com — each week I give you a little sneak peek into upcoming projects, little bits of weird fun cultural artifacts I've uncovered in various archives, and of course links to cute animal videos.Also check out my YouTube videos for deep dives into queer pop culture history. I just posted a video about why San Francisco in the 1970s was one of the most exciting times in history to come out of the closet, by way of Harvey Milk and Cloris Leachman. That's at youtube.com/mattbaume.And I hope you'll join me for regular videogame livestreams over atTwitch.tv/mattbaume every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon at 2pm pacific. Lately I've been playing my way through Undertale and having a lot of feelings.