S3 Episode 5 “Entrapment, the Mattachine Society, and Gay Rights” with Megan Householter

Sophomore Megan Householter joins Hollie Marquess to discuss how the tactics of Vice Squads, like entrapment, led to the forming of the Mattachine Society at mid-century and, ultimately, to a modern gay rights movement. 

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Selected Bibliography:

Call, Hal. Interview by Eric Marcus, n.d., in “Hal Call.” March 16, 2017, Making Gay History: LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archives, produced by Pineapple Street Media, podcast, 22:35, https://makinggayhistory.com/podcast/episode-13-hal-call/

Charles, Douglas M. Hoover’s War on Gays: Exposing the FBI’s “Sex Deviates” Program. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, September 2015.

D’Emilio, John. Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University. New York: Routledge Publishing, 1992.

Hay, Harry. Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of its Founder. Edited by Will Roscoe. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Lvovsky, Anna. Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, May 2021. ProQuest. 

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