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  • Summary

  • Please note: contains adult themes and explicit language.

    As long as there have been humans, there have been LGBTQI+ people. From an 18th century gentleman’s servant known as 'Princess Seraphina', to a lesbian punk rocker in Malaysia, challenging her country’s homophobic laws today; queer life always finds a way.

    We join Queer Eye’s Tan France to take a look at the lives, past and present, of those who have proudly defied rigid concepts of normality. 

    A 7Digital Production for Audible Originals. 

    This original podcast is 8 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: Gladys Bentley”.

    ©2021 Audible, Ltd (P)2021 Audible, Ltd
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Gladys Bentley

    Jun 9 2021

    When sexually explicit lyrics are the least scandalous part of your persona, you know you’re doing something right. Tux and top hat wearing Gladys Bentley was the toast of 1920s Harlem queer culture.

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    39 mins
  • Ep 2: Bobbie Lea Bennett

    Jun 9 2021

    Bingo, Barbie and big car journeys: few people knew how to get media attention like Bobbie Lea Bennett, forcing 1970s Medicare to consider trans rights through a different lens.

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    23 mins
  • Ep 3: Princess Seraphina

    Jun 9 2021

    Breeches, petticoats and late night Chelsea scandals are all in vogue for our cross-dressing 18th century icon. 

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    28 mins

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love it!

I've only listened to the first episode but these stories seem to bed beautifully pit together helpung the icons come to life.

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