Queer Ledgends – An Oral History

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

A new podcast series about the people who built the rainbow, created space and held their own! Discover the artists and activists, performers and politicians and the pivotal moments that impacted how Queers live today.  Featuring: Greg Malone of CBC's CODCO, Jane Rule with Linda Morra (PhD), Sex Garage, Small Town Prides, Hot Chocolate by Claudy Philius, author and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman, ACT UP MTL founders Blane Charles and Michael Hendricks, Montreal's 'Park of Hope' AIDS memorial, as well as Linda Dawn Hammond, Richard Burnett, Karen Herland, Ian Capstick, Roger Leclerc, Earl Pinchuck, Douglas Buckley Couvrette (deceased) and many more. Hosted by award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Shawn Dearn.

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One of North America's oldest HIV/AIDS memorials is located In the heart of Montreal's Gay village. It wouldn't have been possible without the courage of Quebec AIDS activists. In 2019-2020, some of those same activists had to fight for the…

Introducing the Black American with a flair for fashion who inspired a new kind of Gay activism in Montreal. Blane Charles had already made a name for himself in ACT UP New York by the time he attended the 1989…

Discover how "Black music" transformed the 1990s club scene in Canada’s second largest city. Meet Claudy Philius, who created two of the hottest regular club events for Montreal’s Black Queer community. Hot Chocolate and the Girls In the Hood celebrated…

You don’t skip English class when you have a professor like Linda Morra, PhD. In this episode, we explore one of the most influential authors and Lesbians in Canadian history - including the discovery of an unimaginable treasure in an…

The violent Montreal Police raid of a popular after hours party known as ‘Sex Garage’ sparked two days of LGBTQ2S protests and a Queer rights revolution in the province of Québec. We must never forget the police violence, even as…

One of the first openly Gay actors and comedians to appear on Canadian television was Greg Malone. His comedic charm, unforgiving satire of the Catholic Church or politicians made him a star on the CBC. Greg shares what it was…

Queer Legends: An Oral History Podcast honours the Queer people, places and events that shaped how we now live our lives as 2S and LGBTQ people today. It’s about the people who built the rainbow, created space and held their…

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