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The Word 'Queer'

The Word 'Queer'

By WNYC Studios

Strange or obtuse; a stinging homophobic slur; a radical political rejection of normativity; a broad term encompassing every and any variation on sexual orientation and gender identity: the word 'queer' has a multifarious past and complicated present. This is just a fraction of it.

— Helen Zaltzman hosts the podcasts, The Allusionist and Answer Me This! Additional show notes can be found on The Allusionist's website.

— Eric Marcus hosts the podcast, Making Gay History.

— Amy Sueyoshi is a historian and author.

— Cameo appearances from Katie Mingle from 99% Invisible, Katie Herzog from The Stranger, and Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye.

Music in this episode by Martin Austwick. Theme by Alexander Overington.

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