Queer as Fact
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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Maryam Khatoon Molkara

Maryam Khatoon Molkara

April 15, 2021

Today we're talking about the life of trans activist Maryam Khatoon Molkara. Join us to hear about Tehran's 1970s queer scene, an amazing velvet suit, and almost 40 years spent advocating for trans people in Iran.

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Interview with Roland Betancourt

Interview with Roland Betancourt

April 8, 2021

Join Irene and Alice in this bonus episode for an interview with Roland Betancourt Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine, about his new book, Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender & Race in the Middle Ages.

Amongst other things, we discuss transgender Byzantine saints, the future of queer scholarship, and how to sneak queer history into everything you write.

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The World Well Lost (1953)

The World Well Lost (1953)

April 1, 2021

Today's episode of Queer as Fiction takes us back...to the future! Join us for a brief, light-hearted romp through Theodore Sturgeon's 1953 science fiction short story, The World Well Lost. Look out for appearances from gay aliens, Kurt Vonnegut and Kirk/Spock shipping! 

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Frida Kahlo: Part 2

Frida Kahlo: Part 2

March 23, 2021

Today we're bringing you part 2 of our discussion on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Join us as we figure out exactly what surrealism is, discuss Frida's relationships with women, and provide a thorough list of her pets.

 

Note: If you're really just here for our discussion of Frida's sexuality, that begins at 1:03:23.

 

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Frida Kahlo: Part 1

Frida Kahlo: Part 1

March 15, 2021

Today's long-awaited episode is on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Join us for the first of two episodes on Frida, while we discuss pyrotechnic pranks, the first of many self-portraits, and the complicated politics behind Frida's famous style of dress.

 

Note: We are aware of and apologise for the audio issue at 41:23. It continues only until 41:31.

 

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