“Looking Danger in the Eye” 12 Years that Shook the World. Season 3, Episode 1. (September 15, 2022) Runtime 27 minutes.
When Frieda Belinfante’s home country of the Netherlands is invaded by the Nazis in 1940, she leaves her flourishing music career to join the resistance movement. In defiance of the Nazi regime, Frieda, a lesbian, will risk her life to protect Jews, musicians, and other members of her community. Featuring guest historian Dr. Jake Newsome.

“How did Queer People Experience Nazi Germany?” Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness. (September 14, 2022) Runtime 1 hour 18 minutes.
In 1871, Germany adopted an anti-sodomy statute called Paragraph 175. Sixty years later, the Nazis broadened that law—and it quickly became the basis for persecuting Germany’s queer population. When World War II ended, Paragraph 175 remained on the books. Dr. Jake Newsome joins Jonathan to discuss queer Germans’ experiences of Nazi rule and its aftermaths, the history and legacy of the pink triangle, and how this pivotal moment in queer history bears on today.

“But What Does It Mean? The Pink Triangle and Its Many Different Roles.” By Sydney Reuter. (May 2021) Runtime 17 minutes. [Download the transcript.]
All symbols are defined by the world around them – and the pink triangle is no exception. As the world has changed, the triangle has changed too. Join Sydney Reuter as she interviews Dr. Jake Newsome and Dr. Erik Jensen about the history and transformation of the pink triangle.

“Ernst Röhm” Bad Gays. Season 1, Episode 1. (March 19, 2019) Runtime 37 minutes.
A discussion of the life and ideology of Ernst Röhm, the world’s first openly gay politician…and a Nazi.

“Born This Gay” Undiscovered (May 23, 2017) Runtime 34 minutes.
At the turn of the 20th century, Magnus Hirschfeld, a German doctor sets out to prove that homosexuality is rooted in biology—but his research has consequences he never intended.

“Magnus Hirschfeld” Making Gay History Season 4, Episode 2. (October 25, 2018) Runtime 28 minutes.
More than a century ago, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld chose to take a stand for LGBTQ rights, founding a movement, providing a safe space, and seeking justice through science. The Nazis crushed his vision, but not his legacy.