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Beyond Labels

Museums are places where history is presented and interpreted, and presenting and interpreting the stories of LGBTQ+ people in aerospace brings with it unique challenges for the people doing the interpreting. Isaac Fellman and Tony Pankuch, two thinkers in the museum and archives world whose focus is on LGBTQ+ stories, join host Sean Mobley to consider people like Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart, Josephine Baker and others from aviation and space history whose stories have much more to say than what typically gets recorded on museum walls.

Full shownotes after the player.



Link to Doctor Mom Chung episode of The Flight Deck

Link to The Politics of the Moon Landings Part I episode of The Flight Deck

Link to Sean Mobley’s one-hour talk on World War II LGBTQ+ Aviation History

Link to the GLBT Historical Society website

Link to the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

Link to the American Alliance of Museum’s Transgender Inclusion Guidelines

Link to the book ‘Dead Collections’ by Isaac Fellman

Link to article from MuseumNext about museum neutrality

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