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Without LGBTQ history, there is no American history. From Teaching Tolerance and hosts Leila Rupp and John D'Emilio, Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life we should have learned in school.

Without LGBTQ history, there is no American history. From Teaching Tolerance and hosts Leila Rupp and John D'Emilio, Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life we should have learned in school.
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Without LGBTQ history, there is no American history. From Teaching Tolerance and hosts Leila Rupp and John D'Emilio, Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life we should have learned in school.

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English


Episodes

Re-examining the 1960s (part 1) – w/ Ian Lekus

4/12/2019
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Don’t start—or stop—with Stonewall. To understand not just LGBTQ history but all post-war U.S. history, students must see the 1960s in context. In this episode, Amnesty International’s Ian Lekus dives into the minority-rights revolutions of the 1960s.

Duration:00:40:12

Letters from Eleanor: When Do Private Acts Have Public Consequences? – w/ Claire Potter

3/13/2019
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What can the private lives of public figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and J. Edgar Hoover tell us about their impact on U.S. history? Historian Claire Potter helps us navigate the relationships among identity, power and actions—and why we must teach them.

Duration:01:04:03

The Other War – w/ Susan K. Freeman

12/13/2018
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World War II plunged a double-edged sword into the heart of the U.S. queer community. Historian Susan Freeman examines how the war brought gay men and lesbians together, and the ways it isolated them from the right to serve and benefit from their service.

Duration:01:00:30

The Lavender Scare – w/ David K. Johnson

11/27/2018
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“If we teach only about the Red Scare, we’re only telling part of the story of the Cold War.” Historian David K. Johnson explores the systemic firing of gay government employees and the consequences of a homophobic culture that still endure today.

Duration:00:40:52

Romantic Friendships: Boston Marriage (part 2) – w/ Susan K. Freeman

11/14/2018
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Lifelong partnerships between women existed long before the legalization of gay marriage. Susan K. Freeman continues her exploration of the spaces they found—in their words, their societies and their homes—for same-sex intimacy.

Duration:00:44:57

Romantic Friendships (part 1) – w/ Susan K. Freeman

10/30/2018
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We’re passing love notes across time. Historian Susan K. Freeman takes a deep dive into the history of women who loved women—and offers ways for educators to connect love letters to lessons on culture, women’s rights movements and literary themes.

Duration:01:01:57

LGBTQ History in Public Schools – w/ Emily K. Hobson & Felicia T. Perez

10/15/2018
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Lessons from the classroom—from high stakes testing to critical thinking skills—professor Emily Hobson & public school teacher Felicia Perez discuss their experiences and practical advice to help you incorporate LGBTQ History

Duration:01:07:50

The Experiences of Trans People – w/ Genny Beemyn

10/2/2018
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In a fascinating conversation with host Leila J. Rupp, historian and writer Genny Beemyn brings us inspiring—and surprising—stories of trans and gender nonconforming figures, from the Frontier West to the modern civil rights movement and beyond.

Duration:01:08:26

Incorporating LGBTQ History in your Classroom w/ Daniel Hurewitz

9/25/2018
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From the Gold Rush to the Cold War, Historian Daniel Hurewitz offers strategies for integrating LGBTQ History into your curriculum. He shares lesson examples from U.S. history and insights from educators already teaching queer history in their classrooms.

Duration:01:18:45

Welcome to Queer America

9/12/2018
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Queer America is an exploration of the history of sexual identity and gender identity in the United States. Leila Rupp and John D’Emilio host this new podcast from Teaching Tolerance – a resource to help educators integrate LGBTQ history into their curriculum

Duration:00:06:19