Hello! Welcome to the first episode of Q4Q, a podcast where I read old personal ads with one of my friends. This episode I have with me one of my best friends from college--Tabitha. Join Tabitha and I as we read several ads from 1987 and 1990 featured in the New Works, a gay newspaper centered in Indianapolis, Indiana--the fine state that we both grew up in.
What follows is a list of the ads and where I found them. Please enjoy and feel free to look them up yourself if you’re feeling lonely!
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I found all of this digital archive through a blog post made by Jim Burroway at JimBurroway.com, where he lists and links LGBT digital archives on the web by state. I’m forever indebted to him. Through this, he linked to the Chris Gonzalez GLBT Archives holdings of The Works, or The New Works.
This podcast features the song “Endurance (Undertail Coverts Mix)” by duckett available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.
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"orange petals on pink pattern design" by Rebekah Leigh is licensed with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. https://search.creativecommons.org/photos/d3d7318c-de01-40b1-92ef-2cde011209d5
"homme nu peintures nus masculins érotiques Art Gallery hommes gais peintures oeuvres homosexuels raphael perez artiste" by Raphael Perez Israeli Artist is licensed with CC BY 2.0. https://search.creativecommons.org/photos/0b6fc754-55c7-4bb6-8247-eb48f8452511
The New Works News, Vol 6 No 6, 1987-03. Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives. (Accessed April 2021) https://ulib.iupuidigital.org/digital/collection/GonzalesLib/id/3721/rec/1
The New Works News, Vol 6 No 7, 1987-04. Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives. (Accessed April 2021) https://ulib.iupuidigital.org/digital/collection/GonzalesLib/id/501/rec/1
The New Works News, Vol 10 No 3, 1990-12. Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives. (Accessed April 2021) https://ulib.iupuidigital.org/digital/collection/GonzalesLib/id/2601
The New Works News, Vol 10 No 1, 1990-10. Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives. (Accessed April 2021) https://ulib.iupuidigital.org/digital/collection/GonzalesLib/id/2551