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Amelio Robles Ávila was a trans man who fought in the Mexican Revolution who lived as himself for over seventy years and was a total badass! Patreon  |  Ko-Fi  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  | Discord | E-mail us! [email protected] Music:…

Doing history can be tough, especially when it comes to addressing LGBTQIA+ topics! In this episode, we talk about some of the challenges we face, how we overcome them, and how our perspectives can color our view of history. Also…

In this episode we talk about how gender influences the way people speak and communicate. We start with a study on the differences between men and women using signed languages like ASL, then talk about a few studies examining the…

Cyberpunk 2077 is out and it sure is a video game! In this episode, Maria takes off her historian hat, puts on the gamer socks, and talks about what the game did right, what the game did wrong, and why…

We’ve had two episodes about gay animals, now it’s time for an episode about animals that have more than two genders. These animals move beyond the gender binary that so many people think is set in stone and easily defined.…

We are going on a brief hiatus until January 7th! Happy holidays! Patreon  |  Ko-Fi  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  E-mail us! [email protected] Music: Cabaret by Kai Engel

"One-Eyed" Charlie Parkhurst was a stagecoach driver and (probably) a trans man who led an awesome, cool life in the early days of California's statehood. Locally famous during his life, and then nationally afterwards, Charley's story is one very familiar…

This episode discusses Edward Carpenter and his book The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women. Edward Carpenter was a pretty cool guy overall, although (as you’ll learn) not quite as progressive as Alyssa first…

More gay animals! This time we talk about genetic mutations that cause same-sex attraction in fruit flies as well as two examples of gayness in birds that might be even cooler than gayness in penguins.  Patreon  |  Ko-Fi  |  Twitter …

An intersex person, born in England, moves to America and finds out how shitty people can be. Includes a ridiculous court case that ruled T Hall had to dress as both a man and a woman at all times. Trigger…

What do we know about brain differences between genders? Are gendered brain differences innate or a product of the environment? How do the brains of trans people compare to brains of cis people? This episode discusses all these questions and…

Hadrian inherited the Roman Empire at its greatest extent and is regarded as one of Rome’s best emperors. He also started a cult for his dead boyfriend that lasted 300 years. Sources:   Scriptores Historiae Augustae. Historia Augusta.  Cassius, Dio.…

What is heteronormativity? Whether you've dealt with it yourself or you're thinking "wow that's a long word", this episode gets everyone on the same page and then digs a little deeper. Look out for follow-up episodes, something as complex as…

Who did Shakespeare write his sonnets for - men, women, both? Who was the "fair youth" (and should it really be "fair lord")?  Sources: “Was Shakespeare Gay? Sonnet 20 and the Politics of Pedagogy” by Casey Charles “Shakespeare’s Queer ‘Sonnets’…

The first episode on what might become a series on gay and/or transgender animals. We start with the general idea of same-sex attraction in animals and using animals to argue about whether being gay is "natural". Skip to 34:10 if…

Was Julius Caesar gay? Bi? Straight? In this episode we discuss the evidence for one of Rome's most famous. Sources: Roman History by Dio Cassius De Vita Caesarum (The Lives of the Caesars) by Caius Tranquillus Suetonius Masculinity, Appearance, and Sexuality:…

This is a short episode about how Alyssa does research for the science episodes, focusing on the case of researching hormones for the first episode. Just a bit of behind-the-scenes for people curious about how we decide what information to…

Our first episode! Note: Alyssa is nervous and says um constantly, please forgive her, it's her first time. She's already more chill, listen to the intro for a better idea of what new episodes will be like. Please check out…

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