69 minutes | May 19, 2021

Outward: ACT UP History and Queer Portraits

This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan are joined by Sarah Schulman, whose new book Let the Record Show sets out to correct inaccurate representations of ACT UP New York, its tactics, and its philosophy of direct action in response to the AIDS epidemic. Then they discuss three collections of photographs of LGBTQ people. Who are they for, and will they be seen by the people who need them most?

Items discussed on the show: 

"How to Be a Queer Person in the World Post-Quarantine," by Naveen Kumar

The section of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass that begins, "I have perceived that to be with those I like is enough.”

Let The Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-93, by Sarah Schulman 

Sarah’s appearance on the June 10, 2020, episode of Outward, “ACT UP and Larry Kramer's Legacy

The ACT UP Oral History Project

Self Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America, by IO Tillett Wright

Queer Love in Color, by Jamal Jordan 

Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians, by JEB

Gay Agenda

Bryan: Taylor Mac’s "Whitman in the Woods

Christina: Call My Agent 

Rumaan: Halston

This podcast was produced by Margaret Kelley.

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