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Make Australia Gay Again

Make Australia Gay Again

By WNYC Studios

It's our 100th episode! And for this special occasion, Nancy sound designer Jeremy Bloom goes on a quest to find the truth behind a mysterious gay and lesbian island kingdom.

— Bruce Hecht is the owner of the Champion Stamp Company in New York City.

Derek Adam Thomas makes videos about micro-nations and the fun things they get up to. 

— Dennis Altman an academic and gay rights activist. He is the author of over 20 books including Homosexual Liberation & Oppression and Unrequited Love

— Nick Henderson is a curator for the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

— William Jackson Freeman is the former Lord Chancellor of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands. 

— Dale Parker Anderson I is the former Emperor of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.

— Voiceovers by Rosa Gollan.

— Episode image courtesy of Glen Stephens.

Special thanks this week to the other Dale Parker Anderson, Sabrina Lipovic (Archives researcher for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Oley Media Group, Emperor George Cruckshank II, Viktor Zimmerman (Gay Homeland Foundation), Simon Sellers & George Dunford (Authors of the Lonely Planet Guide to Micronations), Judy Lattas, Jody ShapiroGlen Stephens, Paul Poet, Bob Jervis, Don Green, James "Jaix" Brooks, the former members of the of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.

Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom, Albert Behar, Sergey Cheremisinov ("Fog"), and Kevin MacLeod ("Bridal Chorus" & "I Knew A Guy"). Theme by Alexander Overington.

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