In Queer Serial's radio drama style, NLGJA award-winning producer Devlyn Camp is bringing gay history to life with news & gay radio shows from the archives, unheard interviews between historian Will Roscoe & Supervisor Harry Britt, and Harvey Milk's unedited audio will.
Proudly sponsored by the GLBT Historical Society Museum & Archives, the San Francisco Public Library's James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, the Making Gay History podcast, among many others listed below.
Supervisor Harvey Milk anticipated his assassination. In his audio will, he left a plan for us. Now, in never-before-heard interviews with Milk's chosen successor Harry Britt, people everywhere are hearing the rest of the story. Critically acclaimed podcast Queer Serial: LGBTQ+ Liberation Before Stonewall is moving forward, into the 1970s and beyond, to tell the story of gay liberation in the wake of Milk's assassination in a new "sister series" podcast called "Give 'Em Hell, Harry! Keeping Harvey Milk's Dream Alive."
Over 7 weekly episodes running through Pride month, Will and Devlyn are taking listeners through the political rise of a person not many people knew, but trusted because Harvey did.
How did a former minister from Texas carry on Harvey Milk's political plan for radical gay liberation?
Preview the series here: apple.co/3y2RqZ3 .
And listen to the first episode now! apple.co/3x5JkwB .
Give 'Em Hell begins in the politically heated late 1970s during Harvey's death. Harry Britt took on the job as the only openly gay elected official in the country during some of the most violent years for American queer communities. He was a powerful and effective gay leader, even as his district became the epicenter of the AIDS crisis, and all while battling his own inner demons, compulsions, and confusion about his gender.
Before Harry Britt's death in 2020, Will Roscoe recorded 20 hours of interviews with Britt about his time in officeand why Milk chose him. Roscoe himself was present for this story. He was an activist, petitioned for Anne Kronenberg to take Harvey's seat, and was a participant the White Night Riots after the Dan White verdict in 1979a legendary gay riot which was detailed in episode 3. Listeners can subscribe to Queer Serial's new season "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or anywhere they listen to podcasts.
A bonus series on Queer Serial's Patreon features Devlyn Camp interviewing several more participants in the infamous White Night Riots on May 21, 1979.
"Infamous Crimes: White Night Riot Interviews" explores several points-of-view from that night when 14 police cars burned outside San Francisco City Hall. Listeners can subscribe at Patreon.com/QueerSerial for that bonus series and much more queer history content.
"Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" is sponsored by the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club, ONE Archives Foundation, GLBT Historical Society Museum & Archives, James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center San Francisco Public Library, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence San Francisco, the Making Gay History podcast, Calamus, Shaping San Francisco, and the Hong-Murray Family Trust.
More info at queerserial.com/harrybritt