Periodically Queer

podcast on magazines, newsletters, and community bulding

What’s the wisdom behind LGBTQ+ community building? What the stories are behind the print pages?

For this year’s Pride season, ONE Archives Foundation is thrilled to launch a new podcast project — Periodically Queer. Periodically Queer unravels the stories about LGBTQ+ print media and periodicals such as magazines and organizational newsletters, as a way to learn about queer community building. This podcast provokes questions like: What type of courage do we need for build a queer community? How do we find LGBTQ ancestors? What is the wisdom behind intersectional LGBTQ+ coalition-building?

Periodically Queer’s pilot season focuses on LGBTQ+ organizations of color with publications circulating in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. The pilot episodes feature conversations with founding members, editors, and contributors to Lavender Godzilla (1988-present), Homan Magazine (1991-2002), and COLORLife! (1992-1994). Hosted by a member of the ONE Archives Foundation team, each episode dives deep into the history and stories around each publication and organization.

Periodically Queer is produced by Umi Hsu, with episodes hosted by Umi Hsu, Erik Adamian, and Jaime Shearn Coan. Edited and engineered by Quincy Surasmith. Music by Analog Tara. Research support by Jaime Shearn Coan and Ambika Nuggihalli. Graphic design by Maxwell Fong. Production support by Shei Yu and Fati Zulaikha.

Full credits for each episode will be available on the episode pages.

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Periodically Queer is made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to ONE Archives at the USC Libraries for their research support.

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