Making Gay History

We have teamed up with Making Gay History - The Podcast to offer you mini-guides on how to use archival audio oral history testimony as a method to introduce LGBT+ history. These mini-guides offer access points in curriculum, suggested learning outcomes and essential questions, additional thematic background information, open-ended questions, intersections with other relevant topics, and connections to current events.

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Perry Watkins

If you teach the 14th Amendment and/or military policy, include the 7-minute archival audio oral history testimony of Perry Watkins from the Give Voice to History Project. Recommended for grades 11+
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Sylvia Rivera

If you teach the counterculture and coalition politics during the civil rights movement, include the 7-minute archival audio oral history testimony of Sylvia Rivera from the Give Voice to History Project. Recommended for grades 10+
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Ellen DeGeneres

If you teach the influence of media on laws, policies, and cultural practices, include the 7-minute archival audio oral history of testimony of Ellen DeGeneres from the Give Voice to History Project. Recommended for grades 8+
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Morty Manford

If you teach about civil rights activism and non-violent protests during the 1960s and 1970s, include the 7-minute archival audio oral history testimony of Morty Manford from the Give Voice to History Project. Recommended for grades 10+
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Frank Kameny

If you teach McCarthy-era domestic anti-communism efforts during the 1950s, include Frank Kameny's archival oral history testimony from Making Gay History - The Podcast. Recommended for grades 10+