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Hi, I'm wondering if y'all know any Peruvian figures in LGBT history/if you plan to write about them?

Hello! Yes, we actually have two articles about queer people from Peru.

The first is about a Peruvian double agent who was an incredible and not very well known, part of a plot that ended in the defeat of the Nazi’s. The fantastic and ever-underestimated Agent Bronx.

The information that she gave was actually directly responsible for the mobilization of Das Reich North away from Normandy, saving the lives of many Allied soldiers and weakening German defences. She is definitely one of my favourites!  

The second is Grupo Chaclacayo, which is a group that a guest writer wrote about! 

Grupo Chaclacayo was a queer art collective from Lima, Peru active from 1982-1994. Through their subversive happenings, processions, photography, drawings, artifacts, and sculptures, they used their bodies as a site to critique issues within Catholicism, military violence, the mistreatment of indigenous communities, and homophobia.

Another fantastic article, and a personal favourite!

hi! I'm looking for queer people / events/ stuff from the 1920s/30s. Do you have any articles talking about the period of time? Thank you for all your amazing work!! xx

I can write you a list, that is a period we have been able to cover quite a bit, fortunately! Personally, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate reentering the twenties than looking back to how our queer ancestors dealt with it last time. This probably isn’t all of our articles from this time period, but they are the ones I remember:

Alexandru Bogdan-Pitești

Billy Tipton and the Question of Gender

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz

Leslie Hutchinson

Claude Cahun 

Alan Turing

Evelyn Irons

Alan L. Hart

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Princess Vera Gedroitz

Zdeněk Koubek

David Paynter

Sophia Parnok, Russia’s Sappho

Bricktop, the Fabulous

Salim Halali

Virginia Woolf: Struggling (And Never Being Perfect)

Tamara de Lempicka’s Life

Jane Addams 

Ljuba Prenner

Amrita Sher-Gil

Elmyr de Hory

Different from the Others, the Beginning

Victor Barker

Elvira de la Fuente Chaudoir, A.K.A Agent Bronx

Nils Asther

Sir Ewan Forbes, the Doctor

Frieda Belinfante 

Langston Hughes: The Poet

Vita Sackville-West: Creating a Legacy

Lesbia Harford

Josephine Baker: A Woman with Eclectic Talents

Magnus Hirschfeld: The Founder

György Faludy

Are ya still doing mqhartcontest?

Not right now, but we are still doing queerworksfriday!

hi! just wondering about the list of countries yoy're circulating- i noticed romania is not on it, does that mean you have anything on romanian historical lgbt figures? i'm romanian and bi and would love to read about them, as my country is deeply homophobic and they're usually either hidden from the public eye, or their queerness is. As always, thank you for your wonderful work!

Hey! Thank you for sending this in!

The reason it isn’t on the list is we wrote about a contemporary issue in Romania, but we haven’t covered any Romanian history yet, and would love to hear from you!

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/submit

There are some countries we haven’t mentioned at all and those are on the list because they are the highest priority for us to cover, that being said, we still are taking submissions for every country outside of the USA. We actively prioritize submissions that cover stories from countries we have only covered a couple of times.

If you aren’t up for submitting an article, be aware that there are a couple of Romanian people on our list that we are going to be covering (one in particular that is coming soon), so we will get there. Romania has a brilliant queer history that I am really excited to look at it!

hi! just wondering about the list of countries yoy're circulating- i noticed romania is not on it, does that mean you have anything on romanian historical lgbt figures? i'm romanian and bi and would love to read about them, as my country is deeply homophobic and they're usually either hidden from the public eye, or their queerness is. As always, thank you for your wonderful work!

Hey! Thank you for sending this in!

The reason it isn’t on the list is we wrote about a contemporary issue in Romania, but we haven’t covered any Romanian history yet, and would love to hear from you!

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/submit

There are some countries we haven’t mentioned at all and those are on the list because they are the highest priority for us to cover, that being said, we still are taking submissions for every country outside of the USA. We actively prioritize submissions that cover stories from countries we have only covered a couple of times.

If you aren’t up for submitting an article, be aware that there are a couple of Romanian people on our list that we are going to be covering (one in particular that is coming soon), so we will get there. Romania has a brilliant queer history that I am really excited to look at it!

Are you looking for anyone from Morocco? I have a friend from there who is a bi journalist and disability rights advocate.

We definitely are open to covering people from Morocco. Currently the only country that is closed to submissiona is the USA. While the writer may be from there, the figure they cover cannot be American.

That being said, we don’t cover people who are still alive so definitely keep that in mind before submitting.

Do you have any articles of Finnish queer historical figures or otherwise from the Nordic countries?

We haven’t covered anyone from Finland yet, but we do have a couple of Finnish people on our list! 

As for Nordic, we have a few:

Nils Asther

Bjornstjerne Bjornson, the Advocate

Kristina: King of Sweden

Thank you!

cherri-z
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Basically people who are effected by misogyny even if it’s misplaced

Good summary!

trisockatops
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Terms like this do tend to be less inclusive of blind and other sight-imparied folk who use screenreaders, though! Just something to keep in mind, since we’re talking about inclusivity. ^^;;

This is a good point I hadn’t seen talked about in my research! Thank you!

hi! i was wondering if you've ever written any articles about intersex people in history, and if not, would you consider doing one in the future? (btw i appreciate your work so much!!)

Hey! 

Well, we have written a few articles that mentioned intersex people/people who may have been intersex:

Queer Mythology in the Philippines

Sir Ewan Forbes, the Doctor

Kristina: King of Sweden

Takatāpui

Zdeněk Koubek

None of these are exclusively focused on a person who we know to be intersex though. Thank you for pointing that out! We would love to write about intersex people from history, and if anyone has any suggestions on that front feel free to send them in! Otherwise, we will be doing some research and seeing what we can dig up for you!