June 12, 2024

The Gay History of Camels

by Not Past It

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Buffalos, horses, wagons and trains: These are all icons of the U.S. expansion west. But a camel? This Pride Month, Simone tells comedian and culture writer Ashley Ray the story of the U.S. Army’s little-known Camel Corps and reveals its surprising link to the creation of a queer city. This episode originally aired June 15, 2022.

Show notes:

Shout out to Jon Ponder from the West Hollywood History Center. His work helped us put this very special show together. You can learn more at westhollywoodhistory.org.

And for more of Ashley Ray’s work, you can find her on Twitter @theeashleyray or on her website theashleyray.com

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