Revisiting the Archive: Episode 10: Perry Watkins

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

By Eric Marcus

Revisiting the Archive: Episode 10: Perry Watkins

Saturday, 23 May

When Perry Watkins was drafted in 1968, he assumed the Army would reject him for being gay. They didn’t. When they got rid of him after 15 years of service, he fought back. As we face the systemic inequalities Covid-19 has once again laid bare, an enraging tale of prejudice, triumph, and tragedy. Visit our Season Three episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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