In addition to his new book, Jake makes LGBTQ+ Holocaust history accessible to broad and diverse audiences through a range of outlets.
For the Public
Using outlets ranging from blogs to playbills, Jake shares information about the LGBTQ+ past with the public.
“The pink triangle, once a mark of persecution, became a symbol of pride”
An essay in the Washington Post about the important insights that the pink triangle offers into the consequences of historical erasure and the importance of writing inclusive histories. (November 8, 2022)
Why We Need the Pink Triangle in the Era of “Don’t Say Gay”
An essay for Nursing Clio about how the history of the pink triangle can help us navigate the Republican party’s current attack on LGBTQ+ rights in the United States. (August 16, 2022)
A Comedy Based on Serious Political History
A brief history of the Lavender Scare in the playbill for Perfect Arrangement, directed by Amy Berlin and performed at Richmond Triangle Players (Richmond, VA; 2016)
Pink Triangle Legacies: Holocaust Memory and International Gay Rights
An essay for Nursing Clio about how the pink triangle became the symbol of the modern gay rights movement.
For Scholars & Educators
Jake contributes to scholarship by publishing peer-reviewed research and making resources available to educators.
Liberation Was Only for Others: Breaking the Silence in Germany Surrounding the Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals
An article in the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory Vol. 7 (2014): 53-71
An entry for the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons (2019)
Book Review: Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
A review of Laurie Marhoefer’s 2015 book for the Committee on LGBT History Newsletter (Spring 2017)