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And, now there's a slide show version,
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1, Part 2,
Part 3, Part
4, Part 5,
And it's also found on YouTube at the links below
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to Queer Music History 101
There are two ways to take the lesson. In the audio version you can just listen and follow along. I used short song clips, 65 of them. But in the actual lesson section I have links to full versions of the songs. They will give a much greater appreciation and understanding of not only the meaning of the song, but also the place of the artist or song in history. And the lesson also gives more in-depth information, and links to other resources, on my website and on other internet sites.
Students may choose to use a combination of these two ways. The lesson can be found either in the Flipbook or on my site. The "Click' buttons on the main webpage allow for the streaming or downloading of the entire audio version, and in the lesson itself there are buttons to click to hear entire songs, such as in the example at the left. From the Flipbook you can also download the lesson in PDF format.
to stream individual songs
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The Why and How of This Lesson
driving force of my radio show and site has always been that I do not
think gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender music of the past should
be forgotten. Several years ago I was asked to write an essay for a university
music journal on "Queer Music Radio: Entertainment, Education,
and Activism," and I think that article really fleshes out the
importance of this subject area.
Click to read Boston University Journal Essay
The music history of LGBT culture is largely forgotten, and this is a unique area that should not be, as it reflects a culture itself that until the last few decades has been invisible. In their music artists describe their lives, and their struggles with a variety of life issues, just like straight people, and understanding brings acceptance.
this material be used? I am not a university professor so would not presume
in that realm, but as an assignment the two-hour lesson can be streamed
or, as I envisioned it, downloaded for listening or study later. As all
songs can be streamed individually they could be heard and discussed in
class if desired
it seems everyone has laptops these days.
This lesson is part of the website