“[Bad Gays] sparkles with salacious details and delights.” – Shon Faye, author of The Transgender Issue
Writer and researcher Ben Miller, co-host of the acclaimed Bad Gays podcast explores the fascinating history of queer community in Ireland with historian Maurice Casey at this live podcast recording.
Miller has excavated the buried history of queer lives throughout history, from the Emperor Hadrian to the notorious gangster Ronnie Kray. These amazing life stories expand and challenge the mainstream assumptions of sexual identity; now, he’s setting his sights on Ireland and the icons of Irish queer history.
Maurice Casey’s scholarship has covered Irish women’s activism and internationalism, the Irish gay rights movement, and Irish radicalism in the inter-war period. He’ll be discussing the life and times of Gavin Arthur, the queer grandson of an American president who came to Ireland in the 1920s at the height of the Irish Civil War.
Like the podcast itself, this is bound to be a roller coaster, deepening our understanding of some of the worst, or just the most complicated, queers in history.
Ben Miller is a writer and researcher. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Tin House, and is the author of The New Queer Photography.