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Vol. 1, Episode 3 - Julie Enzer

LGBTQ History Alive! with Ronni and Kelly

Release Date: 01/15/2024

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In Episode 28, we meet Joy Silver, an activist, politician, and expert in LGBTQ community housing.  Listen to Joy and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at  

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In Episode 27, we meet Everlyn Hunter, a psychologist and author who's been involved in international LGBTQ human rights. Listen to Everlyn and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at   

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In Episode 26, we meet Martha Shelley, activist, writer, and poet best known for her involvement at the Stonewall Riots in 1969 and in lesbian feminist activism. Listen to Martha and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at   

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In Episode 25, we meet Lisa Middleton, the first openly trans person who served as the Mayor of Palm Springs and is the first openly transgender person elected in California for a non-judicial position. Listen to Lisa and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at   

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In Episode 24, we meet Aleksa Manila, glamorous gender queer Filipino performer and multiple drag pageant winner. Listen to Aleksa and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at   

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In Episode 23, we meet Adriaan Van Den Berg, a South African LGBTQ journalist and activist. Listen to Adriaan and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at  

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In Episode 22, we meet Ruth Debra who defines herself as a radical old lesbian feminist. Listen to Ruth and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at https://ronnisanlo.com/podcasts/   Our previous episodes may be found at https://ronnisanlo.com/podcasts/ Each episode shares what happened that week in LGBTQ history, interviews with a guest who either made history or documented LGBTQ history, and presents a list of LGBTQ heroes, sheroes and theyros with birthdays that week. It's free and it's fun! Go! Listen! Our foreparents call us to remember! Please support these podcasts with your...

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In Episode 21, we meet social justice educator Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington. Listen to Rev. Jamie and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at  Each episode shares what happened that week in LGBTQ history, interviews a guest who either made history or documented LGBTQ history, and presents a list of LGBTQ heroes, sheroes and theyros with birthdays that week. It's free and it's fun! Go! Listen! Our foreparents call us to remember!

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In Episode 20 we meet historian and LGBTQ history professor Dr. Warren Blumenfeld. Listen to Dr. Blumenfeld and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at  Each episode shares what happened that week in LGBTQ history, interviews a guest who either made history or documented LGBTQ history, and presents a list of LGBTQ heroes, sheroes and theyros with birthdays that week. It's free and it's fun! Go! Listen! Our foreparents call us to remember!

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In Episode 19, we meet 92 year old Jacksonville, Florida PFLAG Mom Frieda Saraga. Listen to Frieda and to the stories of LGBTQ heroes of the week at  Each episode shares what happened that week in LGBTQ history, interviews a guest who either made history or documented LGBTQ history, and presents a list of LGBTQ heroes, sheroes and theyros with birthdays that week. It's free and it's fun! Go! Listen! Our foreparents call us to remember!

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In Vol 1., Episode 3, we meet with Julie Enszer, scholar and poet.

In 2022, she had two books forthcoming; Rutgers University Press would publish OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture in March of 2022 and Nightboat Books will publish Fire-Rimmed Eden: Selected Poems by Lynn Lonidier in June of 2022. Her scholarly book manuscript, A Fine Bind, is a history of lesbian-feminist presses from 1969 until 2009. Her scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in Southern CulturesJournal of Lesbian StudiesAmerican PeriodicalsWSQ, and Frontiers.

She is the author of four poetry collections, Avowed (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016), Lilith’s Demons (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2015), Sisterhood (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013) and Handmade Love (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2010). She is editor of The Complete Works of Pat Parker (Sinister Wisdom/A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2016), which won the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry, Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 (Sinister Wisdom/A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2018), and Milk & Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry.

Enszer has her MFA and PhD from the University of Maryland. She edits and publishes Sinister Wisdom, a multicultural lesbian literary and art journal, and a regular book reviewer for the The Rumpus and Calyx. You can read more of her work at www.JulieREnszer.com.