Season 6

Vernon E. “Copy” Berg III

In 1975, long before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Navy asked, and Officer Copy Berg told: “Yes, I am gay.” When Copy chose to challenge the military’s ban on homosexuals, the Pentagon fought back with all guns blazing.

Ruth Simpson

There’s a war on out there. That was Ruth Simpson’s Stonewall takeaway—and she was ready to fight. But when Ruth pushed the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis to be more political, the FBI and the police took note.

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Season 6 — Preview

Making Gay History is back with more stories from Eric Marcus’s decades-old audio archive. In our sixth season, hear intimate interviews with five inspiring LGBTQ pioneers who came into their own as activists in the 1970s.

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