Queer as Fact
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

September 15, 2021

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.

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Beki: The Queer Language of the Philippines

Beki: The Queer Language of the Philippines

September 1, 2021

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.

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

August 15, 2021

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. 

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Hadrian and Antinous

Hadrian and Antinous

August 1, 2021

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.

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Queer As Fact: LIVE Episode

Queer As Fact: LIVE Episode

August 1, 2021

This bonus episode is a recording of a live session from the Storytelling Podcast Week 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!

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The Sacred Band of Thebes

The Sacred Band of Thebes

July 15, 2021

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.

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Pride (2014)

Pride (2014)

July 8, 2021

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.

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Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

July 1, 2021

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.

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Queerness in Video Games

Queerness in Video Games

June 15, 2021

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, and if you do, please donate to an HIV/AIDS charity of your choice such as UNAIDS or our local Thorne Harbour Health.

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Simon Nkoli

Simon Nkoli

June 1, 2021

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.

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