Josh Burford was one of our first guests on SouthBound, a year and a half ago. Josh is an expert on the LGBTQ history of the South, and at the time we talked, he was about to leave Charlotte for Alabama to co-found the Invisible Histories Project, which aims to document queer history throughout the South.
We thought we’d replay our episode with Josh for two reasons. One, it’s Pride Month. And two, NBC News recently named Josh to the Pride 50, a listing of 50 influential people in the LGBTQ movement in America. I’ve heard from many listeners who found both information and inspiration in hearing from Josh. About the only bad thing I can say about him is that he’s an Alabama football fan.
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- The Invisible Histories Project
- Josh's website
- An oral history of queer Charlotte that Josh worked on
- Josh's entry in the Pride50 list
Other music in this episode:
- "Love Chances," Makaih Beats
- "Growing Up," Ben Sollee
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