Announcing New LGBTQ+ History Podcast

ONE Archives Foundation is thrilled to launch a new podcast project for this year’s Pride season – Periodically Queer. The podcast will dive deep into the history and stories around LGBTQ+ print media, periodicals, and organizations. On each episode of Periodically Queer, the ONE Archives Foundation team and their guests will explore the stories behind the page, and discuss topics such as queer community building, finding LGBTQ+ ancestors and more.

Periodically Queer focuses on LGBTQ+ organizations of color with publications circulating in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. The pilot episodes feature conversations with founding members, editors, and contributors to groundbreaking publications Lavender Godzilla (1988-present, podcast participants: Dino Duazo and John Silva) Homan Magazine (1991-2002, podcast participants: Albert Maghbouleh, Payam Ghassemlou), and COLORLife! (1992-1994, podcast participants: Mariana Romo-Carmona, Lisette Cheng, Sheilah Mabrey, and Vondora Wilson).

Join us for the Periodically Queer Launch Party on June 30, 2022 at 5pm PT! At the free online event, you will get a preview of future episodes from season one and see some of the individuals involved in the making of the podcast. RSVP here.

Periodically Queer will be available weekly on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and all podcast distribution platforms starting with the launch of episode 1 on June 30, 2022. To listen and read about each episode including excerpts and illustrations from each publication, visit

Periodically Queer is made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to ONE Archives at the USC Libraries for their research support.

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Periodically Queer Launch Party will take place on June 30, 2022 at 5pm PT. This online event is free and available to the public. At the online launch party, ONE Archives Foundation team members will sit down with individuals involved in the making of the podcast and offer a preview of future episodes from season one.

RSVP today!

Register Here