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QueerCore Podcast

The QueerCore Podcast features the vibrant stories of LGBTQ+ pioneers and activists, all in their own words. Hosted by August Bernadicou, a 26-year-old gay historian.

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Keith St Clare's Vanguard

In 1967, ex-military man Keith St Clare became editor of "Vanguard," a radical pre-Stonewall queer magazine that fearlessly explored taboo areas of queer culture and adamantly rejected the idea of "assimilation."


1 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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Sink Your Teeth Into Jayne County

A quick bite of Jayne County, America's first openly-transgender rock star whose foul-mouthed, unapologetic music inspired artists like David Bowie, Patti Smith and the Ramones. Jayne has always bucked convention to be herself.


17 Sep 2020

Rank #2

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The OG Cigar Smokin' Daddy, Jack Fritscher

In 1977, Jack Fritscher, an ex-seminarian, became editor-in-chief of Drummer magazine, and helped spread the once underground cultures of leather, cigar fetish, and BDSM to the wider world. This is the first of our new mini episodes called Quickies.


3 Sep 2020

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The Theater of the Ridiculous

From the mid-1960s through the early 80s, a shocking, unapologetic new genre turned the art form of theater on its head. Three original performers of the "theater of the ridiculous"- Agosto Machado, Tony Zanetta, and Ruby Lynn Reyner, recount their wild, glitter-coated days in the spotlight.


5 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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Jewel's Catch One Community

In 1973, Jewel Thais-Williams opened The Catch One, the longest-running Black queer discotheque in America and the seed for a strong community she has nurtured through the past five decades.


7 Jul 2020

Rank #5

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Dr. Donald Kilhefner, The Most Dangerous Gay Activist Alive in America

From his work with the Gay Liberation Front to co-founding the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Radical Faeries, Dr. Donald Kilhefner is a true pioneer in LGBTQ liberation.


13 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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The Joy of Reverend Troy Perry's Salvation

The spiritual journey of Reverend Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, the first LGBTQ church in America, and a lifelong fighter for same-sex marriage and equal rights.


12 May 2020

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The Long, Strange Trip of Rumi Missabu

An original member of the psychedelic drag performance troupe, The Cockettes, Rumi Missabu spent most of his life lost in obscurity until a long and winding road led him back to the spotlight.


30 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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QueerCore Season 1 Trailer

A glimpse into Season 1 of the QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, a 26-year-old gay historian. We'll hear stories from LGBTQ pioneers and activists including Rumi Missabu, an original member of the Cockettes; Reverend Troy Perry, founder of the MCC, the first queer church in the US; Dr. Donald Kilhefner, co-founder of the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center and many more. 


30 Apr 2020

Rank #9