Episode 24: LGBTQ Club Culture in the 70s & 80s with Emily Colucci

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Last week we kicked off a Gay Pride Month series on the podcast. We’re devoting the rest of the month to LGBTQ stories - the importance of gay bars and clubs through history, the cultural impact of the movements that came out of those important spaces, and the renegades, revolutionaries and icons behind it all. It’s such a big subject, we’ve created our first podcast series for #PrideMonth. In this second episode in this series, we touch on the gay club culture in the 70s and 80s - the music, dancing, drag, sex, and drugs involved in the queer club scene, and how it crossed over and influenced straight/mainstream culture through the years.

Our guest this week is Emily Colucci, a writer and arts curator based in New York City. Emily is co-founder of Filthy Dreams,a blog analyzing art and culture through a queer lens and a touch of camp.

This week's featured cocktail happens to be one of the most popular cocktails of the disco era: The Harvey Wallbanger. This drink was heavily advertised all throughout the 70s to promote sales of Galliano Liqueur which, in turn, became the most popular liqueur in America during the decade.

Harvey Wallbanger 2 oz Vodka 4 oz Fresh orange juice 3/4 oz Galliano

Add vodka and orange juice to a tall, ice-filled highball glass. Float the Galliano on top and stir. Garnish with orange wheel and enjoy.

links: Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980 Thump.Vice Disco Inferno: How 1979's Doofy and Dangerous Disco Demolition Night Foreshadowed The Alt Right Nelson Sullivan's YouTube Videos Emily Colucci's Website Twitter Bit by a Fox: blog: http://bitbyafox.com instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitbyafox/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitByAFox/ twitter: https://twitter.com/bitbyafox music: https://www.humanworldwide.com

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