makingqueerhistory:

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Today we will be on Tumblr answering your questions!

Every month on the 12th we will on one of our social medias answering questions you all have sent in, next month will be on our Twitter!

foxsoulcourt
replied to your post “You don’t gotta answer this but new logo/avatar? Looks great!”

LOVE IT! Would love to learn more about what you see/hear/feel this logo says more clearly.

We honestly wanted a logo that looked more clear and clean, the design was based on books, timelines, and soundwaves (in relation to the podcast) all things that feature heavily in our work!

theres-no-going-home:

makingqueerhistory:

every-book-has-a-secret:

geschiedenis-en-talen:

all queer history on here is just US-American or maybe sometimes some UK history as well and it makes me sad that there’s so little information about other countries’ queer history on here 🙁

@makingqueerhistory has some diversity, as of historical queer people, and they’re doing a great job, but there’s a lot of work ahead. 

OP is definitely right, there still is a huge gap in the discussions of queer history, and thank you for recommending us!

This isn’t perfect, and many of these only have one article, but here is our list of countries we have written about. We are hoping to one day have at least one article for every country in the world but as @every-book-has-a-secret there is a lot of work still to do.

Europe

Albania
Austria
Belgium
Czechia
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

Africa

Algeria
Cameroon
Egypt
Kenya
Morocco
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Uganda

North America

Canada
Costa Rica
Crow Nation
Cuba
Grenada
Jamaica
Menominee Nation
Mexico
Puerto Rico
United States of America

South America

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Guyana
Peru
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay

Asia

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
China
Hong Kong
India
Iran
Israel
Japan
Pakistan
The Philippines
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Turkey

Oceania

Australia
Māori Nation
New Zealand

Antarctica

Antarctica

!!! This is what I was looking for! thank you!

Of course! Glad we could help!

andie312856
replied to your link “Reinaldo Arenas: Rewriting Castro’s Legacy — Making Queer History”

Fidel apologized and now Cuba finances gender transition surgery while having one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the hemisphere. How is your country doing on those two?

(This is a reply to our article discussing a gay man from Cuba who was put in a labour camp because of Fidel Castro’s homophobia.)

I think you think I am from American and are attacking me on that basis (I’m not). But fun facts about Canada, we also fund gender confirmation surgeries! It isn’t perfect for sure, but it is funded. If it makes you feel better though, you are right more babies die in Canada and Cuba is rated three slots above us as of 2020

This next part may be a little hard to swallow though, none of this erases the labour camps Fidel Castro put queer people in. Not an apology and not a pissing contest to see who’s country is the best.

Here is an interesting quote from Reinaldo:

“I asked Saint Virgilio Piñera, to give me three years to live so that I could complete my body of work. Saint Virgilio granted me my request. I’m happy. I do wish, though, that I had lived to see Fidel kicked out of Cuba, but I guess it won’t happen during my lifetime. Soon, I hope, his tyranny will end. I feel certain of that.”

Reinaldo wasn’t able to see the end of Fidel’s tyranny, but I was. I chose to honour Reinaldo’s life, a man who loved Cuba and hated Fidel Castro, by loving Cuba and hating Fidel Castro. 

I love your work and have been for a long time! Thank you for your dedication to queer history. What would you say was the most unexpected upside of working on this project?

Thank you so much! It is so good to know that our work is reaching people! I think the most unexpected side has honestly been the stories that I haven’t meant to write about.

The article about Bajazid Doda is one I am the proudest of, and I started out writing about someone else. Following the footnote to a beautiful story has been a journey I am surprised by every time. 

I worry a lot that someone more qualified, or smarter, or with more resources, should be doing this work instead of me, but finding stories like his, sharing stories like his, I can’t feel unworthy in those moments. I just can’t. 

hi!! this isnt a request or anything but has there been/will there be an article about the mattachine society or its more famous members? i just learned of it today and i found it really interesting

Yes, we have one article about a member of the Mattachine society Frank Kameny! One of our first guest articles actually!

every-book-has-a-secret:

geschiedenis-en-talen:

all queer history on here is just US-American or maybe sometimes some UK history as well and it makes me sad that there’s so little information about other countries’ queer history on here 🙁

@makingqueerhistory has some diversity, as of historical queer people, and they’re doing a great job, but there’s a lot of work ahead. 

OP is definitely right, there still is a huge gap in the discussions of queer history, and thank you for recommending us!

This isn’t perfect, and many of these only have one article, but here is our list of countries we have written about. We are hoping to one day have at least one article for every country in the world but as @every-book-has-a-secret there is a lot of work still to do.

Europe

Albania
Austria
Belgium
Czechia
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

Africa

Algeria
Cameroon
Egypt
Kenya
Morocco
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Uganda

North America

Canada
Costa Rica
Crow Nation
Cuba
Grenada
Jamaica
Menominee Nation
Mexico
Puerto Rico
United States of America

South America

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Guyana
Peru
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay

Asia

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
China
Hong Kong
India
Iran
Israel
Japan
Pakistan
The Philippines
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Turkey

Oceania

Australia
Māori Nation
New Zealand

Antarctica

Antarctica

makingqueerhistory:

[Image Description: light pink background with light purple text with the titles of articles from Making Queer History. Q+A is overlaying it in green text]

Today we will be on Tumblr answering your questions!

Every month on the 12th we will on one of our social medias answering questions you all have sent in, next month will be on our Twitter!

Hey, I absolutely love this blog, you folks are doing some really important work! Have you ever covered Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick, by any chance?

Thank you so much! I can’t say we have covered either of these people, but we have added them to our list!

I’ve just heard that my namesake Charlotte Brontë was gay. Do you have any sources for this? I’m having trouble finding any but you seem like the folks to ask.

Well, we haven’t written about her in particular, but I read a book called A Secret Sisterhood, which discussed her sexuality a bit and that led me to believe that she was attracted to women. From what I know (which admittedly isn’t a complete understanding of her life) there is evidence that she may have also been attracted to men. 

I can’t answer this one perfectly, but I can say that I think she was queer in some way.