Episode 15. Gay Marriage

It’s our final Pride episode, and we’re sending you off with a proposal! This week, we’re talking all about gay marriage — what it means to us as queer people, the importance it has legally and logistically in LGBTQ+ lives, the role it has played in mainstream gay organizing, and the way it has overshadowed many, many other issues related to the health and safety of queer people. 

 

This week in BitchCraft, we introduced you to Riley Smith and Hannah Bowers. You can find Riley on Instagram @thebikedyke and Hannah @thehannahbowers. You can also listen to Hannah’s music on Spotify, iTunes, and in the new indie movie, Miss Arizona, and you can watch Riley’s videos on YouTube!

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Nobody by Hannah Bowers & Destiny Reflect. MadHatter Music, 2018.
When We Get Back Together by Hannah Bowers. ZMcD Productions, 2017.

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Episode 14. Queer Futures

This week we have a lot of feelings (wow, something new and different for us) about growing up and growing old – we’re talking queer futures. When we were younger, we never could have imagined what gay young adulthood would look like, so what is it going to look like to become real adults? In our Main Brew, we’re grateful for queer role models in the media, the collective queer and trans history that came before us, and The Sims.

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Episode 13. Self Care

In honor of Pride Month, we’re only using rainbow bath bombs. JK, we both like showers better anyways. This week, we’re talking self care, that pesky buzzword that we totally need but can’t always define. Join us to discuss self-soothing, doing chores, being luxurious, using gay spaces as self care, and needing self care after leaving gay spaces!

 

Okay, witches. At [3:00] in this episode, we refer to this Twitter discussion, started by Chrysanthemum Tran.

If you liked Queers in History this week, we recommend checking out this Twitter thread from @RadicalMariposa To thank her for the work of gathering these resources and sharing this thread, you can support her financially here

To learn more and donate to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project: www.SRLP.org

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Episode 12. Pride

Happy Gay-lidays! It’s PRIDE Month, and we’re feeling AMAZING but also maybe … shameful? We’re kicking off June with a deep dive into our feelings about parades, party culture, capitalism, cops, straight allyship, cisnormativity, and queer spaces. So dust off your TD Bank free rainbow plastic sunglasses and get ready to march right past Stonewall – the site of a protest against racist, transphobic police brutality – with us!

… We promise this episode isn’t exclusively a sad critique of the state of gay organizing.

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Episode 11. Hot Takes

We missed you so much last week! To make up for our absence, we’re coming at you with not just one Main Brew, but many, many little topics. Gender reveal parties? Yep. Straight women at gay bars? Yeah, we go there. RuPaul’s Drag Race? Obvi. Tune in for some hot takes and some cold, hard truth.

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Episode 10. Gay Books

For our 10th episode, we’re paying homage to a childhood fave, Reading Rainbow! Except literally, you know, like ‘rainbow’ in the homosexual way. We’re talking queer books – yes, that means young adult fiction, Giovanni’s Room, Our Lord and Savior Alison Bechdel, etc. What lesbian pulp are YOU reading this summer?

 

Need a citation for that? Check out our bibliography, witches!
Mia’s Goodreads Profile

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