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"Always Here" is an LGBT history podcast hosted by Miri Josephs and Adrian Webster. Join us twice a month to learn about the history they don't teach in school.

"Always Here" is an LGBT history podcast hosted by Miri Josephs and Adrian Webster. Join us twice a month to learn about the history they don't teach in school.
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United States

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"Always Here" is an LGBT history podcast hosted by Miri Josephs and Adrian Webster. Join us twice a month to learn about the history they don't teach in school.

Language:

English

Contact:

(206) 954-9926


Episodes

Episode 20: Debbie Friedman

9/19/2018
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Learn about the life and music of Miriam's favorite lesbian Jewish singer-songwriter. Roundtable: Planned Parenthood Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:06:19

Episode 19: Lou Sullivan

8/18/2018
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As we get into the swing of temporary monthly episodes, let's learn about one of the first openly gay transgender men: Lou Sullivan! Roundtable: Advice for LGBT Students Music: "So Far So Good" by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Adrian

Duration:00:29:54

Episode 18: Stonewall & Pride

7/19/2018
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In the first episode for our new temporary monthly schedule, we wrap up our discussion on Pride, the history of Stonewall, and how Pride has changed over the past 49 years. Roundtable: Pride Then Vs. Now Music: "So Far So Good" by Jonathan Coulton

Duration:00:36:21

Announcement

7/12/2018
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Hello! Due to temporary but severe schedule changes in the hosts' personal lives, "Always Here" is temporarily moving to a monthly schedule. Stay tuned for the next full episode on July 18th!

Duration:00:02:51

Episode 17: Sylvia Rivera

6/20/2018
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In our penultimate Pride episode, learn about a third figure from Stonewall: Latina transgender activist and revolutionist Sylvia Rivera. Plus, our round table is joined by Erin Kyan of the Love and Luck podcast! Round Table: LGBT Media and Happy Endings Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:44:33

Episode 16: Marsha P. Johnson

6/13/2018
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Continuing our June theme of figures from Stonewall: learn about Marsha P. Johnson, an activist and transgender woman of color. Content Warnings: Transmisogyny, racism, hate crimes, murder. After the ending announcements, warning for a brief discussion of the Pulse shooting. Round Table: Are LGBT people inherently activists? Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Adrian

Duration:00:28:20

Episode 15: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

6/7/2018
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Kicking off our weekly Pride Month episodes by talking about a transgender woman of color, activist, former sex worker, survivor of prison incarceration, and member of the Stonewall Riots. Round Table: Inaccessibility of LGBT History Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:29:56

Episode 14: Roberta Cowell

5/31/2018
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Join us to hear about the first transgender woman in the U.K. to have sexual reassignment surgery. Plus, an exciting announcement about our plans for the podcast during June! Round Table: Cisgender Heterosexuals in LGBT Spaces Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Adrian

Duration:00:29:39

Episode 13: Maude Adams

5/17/2018
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The tale of Maude Adams: lesbian, film pioneer, and the original Peter Pan. Round Table: Polyamory Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:40:20

Episode 11: Joe Carstairs

4/18/2018
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The tale of a fabulous lesbian famous for racing boats, owning a possibly haunted doll, and having at least 120 girlfriends. Round Table: Day of Silence Content Warnings: Mention of drug use/overdose Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:27:16

Episode 11: "Love, Simon"

4/11/2018
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Join Adrian & Miri for a special bonus episode to discuss the recently released gay teenage romantic comedy-drama "Love, Simon". Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton

Duration:00:26:52

Episode 10: Emperor Ai of Han

4/4/2018
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We're going back to the Han Dynasty to talk about Emperor Ai, Dong Xian, and the famous story of the Passion of the Cut Sleeve. Round Table: Invisibility vs. Hypervisibility Content Warnings: Discussion of violent transmisogyny, transphobia, and transmisogynistic tropes during the roundtable Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Adrian

Duration:00:33:54

Episode 9: Willem Arondeus

3/21/2018
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The story of the oft-erased gay Dutch painter/writer Willem Arondeus who, when his country was invaded by Nazis, joined the resistance and saved the lives of countless Dutch Jews. Round Table: Microcheating Content Warnings: Discussion of the Holocaust/Nazism (skip to 15:51 for Round Table) Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:31:40

Episode 8: Christine Jorgensen

3/7/2018
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Discover the story of Christine Jorgensen, the first publicly transgender woman in America who rose to fame after her medical transition. Content Warnings: Discussion of transphobia and misgendering, cancer mention, discussion of alcohol Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Adrian

Duration:00:37:11

Episode 7: Alvin Ailey

2/21/2018
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Happy Black History Month! Let's talk about Alvin Ailey, the Black gay man who revolutionized the face of modern dance. Then, a discussion on LGBT music and straight singers' fear of sounding gay. Content Warnings: References to racism Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 6: Sergei Diaghilev

2/7/2018
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Tune in to learn about Sergei Diaghilev, the openly gay Russian man who founded one of the dance world's most influential ballet companies at the turn of the 20th century. Content Warnings: Discussion of AIDS and death during the roundtable segment Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Adrian

Duration:00:45:35

Episode 5: Bayard Rustin

1/24/2018
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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day last week, learn about the man history tried to hide: Bayard Rustin, advisor to MLK, organizer of the March on Washington, and openly gay Black man. Content Warnings: Discussion of anti-black racism and homophobia Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Miri

Duration:00:51:50

Episode 4: James Barry

1/10/2018
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Our medical-themed first episode of 2018 shines a spotlight on James Barry. Misgendered by many, this transgender surgeon performed one of the first successful c-sections and really, really loved his dog. Content Warnings: Discussion of misgendering Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton Research Lead: Adrian

Duration:00:56:30

Episode 3: Oscar Wilde

12/27/2017
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Time to get Wilde! Let's go where the Wilde things are! Take a walk on the Wilde side! See how many Oscar Wilde puns we can fit into one episode description! Content Warnings: Violent homophobia Music: “So Far So Good” by Jonathan Coulton

Duration:01:02:02

Episode 2: Claude Cahun

12/13/2017
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A French, possibly-nonbinary, definitely-gay Jewish photographer who protested Nazis and fascism. Unfortunately, this isn't the protagonist of the year's hottest action movie; but they are the subject of this episode! Content Warnings: Discussion of Nazis and the Holocaust Music: "So Far So Good" by Jonathan Coulton

Duration:00:56:33