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Mattachine: A Queer Serial, Part 2 - To Be Accused: Government Crackdown & Homophile Resistance

  • GLBT Historical Society Museum 4127 18th Street San Francisco, CA, 94114 United States (map)


GLBT Historical Society Museum, 4127 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94114


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Mattachine: A Queer Serial - To Be Accused: Government Crackdown & Homophile Resistance

The second evening in a special three-part program series in April highlighting the history of the Mattachine Society, founded in 1950 as the first enduring homosexual-rights organization in the United States, told through episodes from a new podcast "Mattachine: A Queer Serial."

This program will feature the "Mattachine: A Queer Serial" podcast episodes titled “To Be Accused,” “The Lavender Scare” and “Diversified Individuals.” It will survey the Mattachine Society’s early years, the entrapment of one of its founders by the police and the State Department’s witch hunt for “sexual deviants.”

Each program in the three-part series will feature an audiovisual presentation of the podcast, followed by community-based historian Joey Cain interviewing Devlyn Camp, the Chicago-based creator, producer, writer and host of the Mattachine serial.

This series is cosponsored by the Calamus Fellowship.


Devlyn Camp, named one of the Windy City Times "30 Under 30," is an alumnus of Columbia College Chicago where they studied musical theater history, graduating with a degree in writing and producing for television. Devlyn covers the queer beat for the Chicago Reader and co-hosts and produces "They & Them," a queer talk podcast in Chicago.

Joey Cain is a San Francisco community activist, researcher and historian. He served for eight years on the board of directors of the San Francisco Pride Committee, including four years as president. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including "Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love" at the GLBT Historical Society Museum in 2017.

Additional links to the rest of the series:

Part 1 Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Mattachine Series | Dawn of the Movement: From Henry Gerber to Harry Hay

Part 3 Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Cracks in the Foundation: Splintering into Homophile Alliances