20th century

Ep30a – AIDS Epidemic (Part II)

ACT UP was founded to fight for the rights of AIDS patients. They demanded better drug testing, they altered public perceptions of the illness and safe sex, and refused to back down until they won.

If you missed Part I of our coverage of the AIDS Epidemic, I encourage you to go back and listen to that episode first. Click here to listen!

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Ep30 – AIDS Epidemic (Part I)

Between 1981 and 1987, over 40,000 people died of AIDS in the United States. But despite the obvious health crisis, no one in power was doing anything about it. The U.S. government did not care about AIDS for one simple reason: the majority of the early cases were among gay men, who the government deemed expendable.

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Ep27 – Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin was one of the 20th century’s most influential civil rights activists and organizers, and yet many of us have never heard of him. He was the architect of the 1963 March on Washington and a key advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But despite all his accomplishments, his story has been pushed to the side for one simple reason: he was openly gay.

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Ep25 – Gay Victims of the Holocaust

The Holocaust is one of the best-documented episodes of mass genocide in history, but for decades, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans victims of the Holocaust were left out of historical records. Why were LGBTQ individuals persecuted, and why were their stories left out of the Holocaust narrative for so long?

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Ep23 – Transgender History

Transgenderism might seem like a relatively recent phenomenon at first. But there is nothing new about being transgender. People have been crossing the boundaries of their assigned genders for millenia.

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Ep21 – LGBTQ History

Salacious History kicks off season 3 with a brief history of LGBTQ culture and persecution. This episode will provide a foundation for the ALL-LGBTQ SEASON that Sarah has planned!

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Ep19 – The HIV Epidemic in Thailand

In the 1980s, a well-intentioned gift from the king of Thailand led to one of the most severe HIV outbreaks the World Health Organization has ever seen. With the help of Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, Thai health officials found groundbreaking new strategies for slowing the spread of HIV and saved millions of lives. Tune in for…

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Ep07 – Alfred Kinsey (Part II)

We continue our discussion of sexologist Doctor Alfred Kinsey. In Part II, we will focus on the results of “The Kinsey Report” and why his findings were (and still are) so controversial. We also discuss his legacy and how he changed views on sex forever. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/salacious-history/id1452081700?mt=2 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/salacioushistory Sources: “Alfred Kinsey.” Biography.com, A&E Networks…

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Ep06 – Alfred Kinsey (Part I)

On this week’s episode, we will explore the life and career of groundbreaking sexologist, Doctor Alfred Kinsey. Some hail him as the father of the sexual revolution, while others credit him for the so-called moral decay that plagued American society in the later 20th century. In Part I, we will discuss his childhood, education, and…

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