7 LGBTQ+ history podcasts

New York Family offers seven options for podcasts focusing on LGBTQ+ history. The podcasts include people who lived it, LGBT history you may have never known existed, and connecting topics back to the present day.

Gender Reveal

If you keep hearing words like “cisgender” or “TERF” and have no idea what they mean, this is the podcast for you. Gender Reveal amplifies stories of trans and nonbinary people and also prides itself on being a free resource for people looking to learn more about gender.


AfroQueer celebrates queer Africans and their experiences on the continent and the diaspora. The podcast offers personal stories through interviews and investigative reporting that will give listeners a better understanding of queer people around the world.

Queer America

Here’s a perfect podcast for anyone who’s ever asked, “Why wasn’t I taught about this in school?” Specifically designed for teachers and students who want to make queer history a bigger part of their in-classroom curriculum, Queer America focuses on LGBT history that isn’t usually taught in school.

Making Gay History

This podcast brings LGBT history to life through conversations with people who lived through it and witnessed history firsthand. Episodes include conversations with founders of organizations like PFLAG, participants in the Stonewall riots and people who lived through the AIDS crisis. 

Queer as Fact

From Melbourne, Australia – Queer as Fact explore figures and topics from throughout history and around the world. Many episodes connect historical figures to modern day and pop culture.


A podcast by Slate, this monthly program gives listeners a deeper understanding of queer culture and politics through conversations. Each episode talks about a timely issue or topic related to the LGBT community. Some recent episodes dove into topics like demystifying monkeypox, where LGBT rights stand after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

History is Gay

The hosts of History is Gay are on a monthly mission to show listeners that history has never been quite as straight as we were lead to believe. Episodes bring to light queer people from previously unexplored corners of history.