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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Frank Kameny

If you teach McCarthy-era domestic anti-communism efforts during the 1950s, include the the Give Voice to History Project instructional materials featuring Frank Kameny's archival audio oral history testimony from Making Gay History - The Podcast. Recommended for grades 10+
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Dr. Evelyn Hooker

If you teach the influence of science and scientific theories on social and cultural change and/or the influence of scientific research on civil rights, include Dr. Evelyn Hooker's archival audio oral history testimony from Making Gay History - The Podcast. Recommended for grades 11+
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Zandra Rolon Amato and Deborah Johnson

If you teach Title VII Protected Classes of the American Civil Rights Act of 1964 and/or California's Unruh Civil Rights Act of 1959, include the archival audio oral history testimonies of Zandra Rolon (Amato) and Deborah Johnson from the Give Voice to History Project. Recommended for grades 8+