The History Of LGBTQ Stories
A new play showing in Columbus puts the history of an LGBT couple center stage.
“The Turkey Men,” follows a gay couple from the Civil War era who live on their old turkey farm as ghosts. The couple meet and eventually help a young lesbian girl who is faced with conversion therapy.
This play is just one way that entertainment is telling LGBT stories, although this hasn’t always been the case.
Today on All Sides, the history of LGBTQ stories.
- David Vargo, Director of “The Turkey Men,” Actor and Owner of D A V A R G O Marketing
- Douglas Whaley, Playright, “The Turkey Men,” Professor Emeritus of Law, Ohio State University, Co-founder of Stonewall Columbus
- Marc Stein, Historian, Professor of History, San Francisco State University, Author of the new book “The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History”
- Erin Upchurch, Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Youth Center