RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 5: A History of Gay Days

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Title

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 5: A History of Gay Days

Alternative Title

History of Gay Days Podcast

Subject

Podcasts
Documentaries
Lake Buena Vista (Fla.)
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.)
Walt Disney World (Fla.)
Magic Kingdom (Fla.)
Gays--United States
Lesbians--United States
Homosexuals
Tourism--Florida

Description

Episode 5 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: A History of Gay Days. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or cooperation of local area partners.

Episode 5 examines the history of the Gay Days celebration, one of the largest gay pride events in the world. Gay Days is held annually on the first Saturday in June, with the first event beginning in 1991. This podcast includes interviews with Gay Days, Inc. President Chris Alexander-Manley and Executive Director of the Stonewall Library Museum Archive Jack Rutland.

Abstract

Few Central Florida events have spawned such tourist enthusiasm as the Gay Days celebration at Walt Disney World. Each June, thousands of visitors flock to attend this annual phenomenon, which now boasts a number of themed parties dispersed throughout the span of an entire week. In this podcast, we explore the event's history by speaking with Gay Days Incorporated President Chris Alexander-Manley. Chris has been involved with Gay Days since its inception, and for that reason his account sheds light on the event's origins and also the ways in which it has evolved. We also speak with Jack Rutland, Executive Director of the Stonewall Library Museum Archive, whose professional role centers around gay history. His insights are useful in positioning Gay Days within a larger historical narrative. Ultimately, this podcast aims to bolster pride in our local community by exhibiting the truly diverse nature of Central Florida's past.

Creator

Webster, Daniel

Source

Original 15-minute and 58-second podcast by Daniel Webster, May 1, 2011: "RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 5: A History of Gay Days." RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 2011-05-01

Date Copyrighted

2011-05-01

Date Issued

2011-05-01

Contributor

Alexander-Manley, Chris
Rutland, Jack

Is Part Of

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.
RICHES Podcast Documentaries Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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Multimedia software, such as QuickTime.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

14.7 MB

Medium

15-minute and 58-second podcast

Language

eng

Type

Sound/Podcast

Coverage

Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Daniel Webster and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Cloud, John. "How Gay Days Made a Home at Disney World." TIME Magazine, June 21, 2010. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1995839-1,00.html.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 5: A History of Gay Days." RICHES of Central Florida. http://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/ucf.edu.2577623765.02577623773.7560481088?i=2049660259.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/podcastsblog.php.
"What is Orlando Gay Days?" Gay Days. http://www.gaydays.com/History/history.html.

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Original Format

1 audio podcast

Duration

15 minutes and 58 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

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