Q4Q: Queer Personals Podcast

From the Mailbox to Your DMs

July 01, 2021 Haley Steinhilber, Missy Rogers, Omar Nassar Season 1 Episode 5
Q4Q: Queer Personals Podcast
From the Mailbox to Your DMs
Show Notes

From the mailbox to your DMs, Missy and Haley take a look at queer personal ads and how they evolved from print media to social media and apps. In this episode, they discuss the history of submitting personal ads into newspapers, the Mattachine Society's ONE magazine and their fight against the US Postal Service, and how the digital age has adjusted the way we date (and where Lex sits in that). All opinions expressed here are our own!

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Music written and strummed by Omar Nassar.

Icon design by Bekah Rich.

Secondary Sources: 

Dawn Mitchell, "Female Indiana serial killer, the 'comely' Belle Gunness, loved her suitors to death" Indy Star, November 10, 2017

"Cupid in the personal ads." Alberta History, vol. 60, no. 2, 2012, p. 16. Gale In Context: U.S. History, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A289620023/GPS?u=usocal_main&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=18863ab6. Accessed 21 June 2021






German Lopez, published in Vox, May 28, 2014--details the homophobic history of the postal service--and interview with David Johnson, the author of The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. 

Poppy Noor, It's a sincere process': why personal dating ads are making a comeback, October 31, 2019 

Personals, Daniel Harris, The Antioch Review Vol. 59, No. 2, Anniversary Issue: Sowing Words for Sixty Years (Spring, 2001), pp. 284-301 (18 pages)  Published By: Antioch Review Inc. https://doi.org/10.2307/4614162 https://www.jstor.org/stable/4614162;  Accessed June 21, 2021

Today In History: ONE Magazine versus the US Post Office 

Primary Sources:

One Volume 2, Issue 5, May 1st, 1954

Gay sunshine., Jan-Feb, 1974, No. 20

The San Francisco Bay times., Sep 1989, Vol. 10 No. 12

The San Francisco Bay times., Sep 1989, Vol. 10 No. 12

Kansas City, MO, Personally, January 1988

Lex, 2020-2021

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