Queer as Fact
Golden Orchid Societies

Golden Orchid Societies

August 15, 2019

Today's episode is on Golden Orchid Societies in southern China. Listen to learn about how mulberries led to female independence, marriage resistance in the Pearl River Delta, and how to propose to your girlfriend using peanut candy.

 

Image: Liang Jieyun, 85, and Huang Li-e, 90, two of the last surviving Golden Orchid sisters 

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

August 1, 2019

Today Queer as Fiction dives deep into the past as we discuss the Mesopotamian poem, the Epic of Gilgamesh. Join us for a riveting discussion featuring ancient gods, axe-based sexual metaphors and research findings so good they make you take your clothes off.

Image Source: http://tiny.cc/qy6iaz

Emperor Nero

Emperor Nero

July 15, 2019

In today's episode, we're continuing our Roman emperors series with Nero. Get five emperors for the price of one as we come to the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty and start the tumultuous Year of the Four Emperors! Featuring a suspicious fire, terrible jam sessions, and at least two same sex weddings.

Christina of Sweden

Christina of Sweden

July 1, 2019

17th-century monarch Christina of Sweden's sexuality and gender has been a topic of debate for close to four centuries. Tune in to learn more, along with coded love letters, political intrigue, and what to put on your CV to become a European king.

Sources

If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreonchecking out our merch, and following us on TwitterTumblr and Facebook.

Stonewall in the Media

Stonewall in the Media

June 22, 2019

Today's episode is on depictions of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in the media. Join us as we discuss Roland Emmerich's 2015 film, Crissle West's 2016 Drunk History segment, and how we choose to frame our stories. 

If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreonchecking out our merch, and following us on TwitterTumblr and Facebook

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

June 15, 2019

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras began as a commemoration of the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and has blossomed into the biggest queer festival in Australia. This episode will discuss the origins of the event, and some of the issues which have coloured its history. Tune in to learn about the Australian Dykes on Bikes, what may be the world's most in-demand archive, and host Eli's favourite ever Mardi Gras parade float!

(NOTE: There is a graphic description of police violence in this episode which goes from 14:00 to 17:35, with the worst part from 16:00-16:40.)

Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag

Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag

June 8, 2019

The rainbow flag is the most recognisable symbol of queer pride and community. Listen to the second of our Pride Month episodes to learn about the origins of the flag and the life of its designer, self-described “gay Betsy Ross”, Gilbert Baker.

If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook

Stonewall

Stonewall

June 1, 2019

In honour of the 50th anniversary this month, we're covering New York's 1969 Stonewall Riots. Tune in for a story of queer resistance, featuring chorus lines, Molotov cocktails, and the birth of the modern gay rights movement.

Sources

Hear ye, hear ye!

Hear ye, hear ye!

May 26, 2019

Season 3 of Queer as Fact will be starting on June 1st! Listen to this announcement episode to learn about the special content we'll be bringing out to celebrate Pride Month, new and exciting ways to support the podcast, and the winner of our book giveaway!

Visit our Patreon to learn about the rewards we're offering or visit our Redbubble to check out new Queer as Fact merch!

 

Chavela Vargas

Chavela Vargas

April 15, 2019

Today's episode is on Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. Listen to learn about her influence over the traditional Mexican music scene, her relationship with the famous artist Frida Kahlo and how it's never too late to start an international music career.

Sources