Episode 11: Rainbow Rising: The First Pride

Leigh and Gretchen welcome you to their first Pride month special and the first of an ongoing series on Queer civil rights movements in the United States. And what better way to do both than to dive into the lives of Gilbert Baker---the maker of the first rainbow pride flag---and Brenda Howard---one of the primary organizers of the first Pride march commemorating the Stonewall riots and Pride week. Pride is a special month for those of us in the queer community, so we wanted to celebrate our forefathers and foremothers that make this month possible. So, without further ado, let's chat about the Mother of Pride and the Gay Betsy Ross!

Outline

0:00 – Introduction
2:56 – Content Warnings
6:35 – Historical Context: Brief Discussion of the Stonewall Riots and Aftermath
22:10 – Brenda Howard: Mother of Pride
41:25 – Gilbert Baker: Creator of the LGBT+ Rainbow Flag
1:06:01 – Fun Segment: Pop Culture Tie-In
1:09:06 – How Gay were They?
1:11:35– Closing and Where to Find Us Online

For a full list of sources and bonus content, visit our Notes page! 

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