Q+A Podcast Episode 6: Sarah Schulman

In the brand new episode of Q+A, GCN’s Queer and Alternative podcast, we meet the legendary American novelist, historian, playwright, and early chronicler of the AIDS crisis, Sarah Schulman.


GCN’s latest Queer and Alternative podcast, Q+A is a super special one, featuring an in-depth interview with Sarah Schulman, activist extraordinaire and author of 11 novels, six non-fiction books, and two plays. Her 19th book, the novel Maggie Terry, will be published in September 2018 by The Feminist Press, and it’s influenced by her 19 years of teaching at CUNY Staten Island.

As an activist and organiser, Schulman joined ACT UP in 1987. She co-founded the Lesbian Avengers, was a key organiser for the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organisation’s efforts to march in the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade; and with Jim Hubbard created the ACT UP Oral History Project.

“I’m super jet-lagged but maybe that will make me freer,” Schulman says as she sits down in our podcast studio with GCN editor, Brian Finnegan, to discuss (among a lot of other things) how coming from a holocaust family fused her love of writing and passion for activism together, the problem with religious fundamentalism in Trump’s America, activism in the age of the hashtag and the t-shirt, the growing criminalisation of HIV positive people across the world, and the possibility that her 30 year-old her lesbian detective novel, After Dolores may become a movie.

Listen to the latest episode of Q+A below, and don’t forget to subscribe, share and rate us. Enjoy!


Music by Will St Leger and Faune. Listen to previous episodes of Q+A here


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