We continue our journey into the intersections of gay liberation and the neopagan movements with a discussion of Eddie Buczynski a young witch, brought under the wing of famed gay witch Leo Martello, who founded the Minoan Brotherhood--combining what he believed to be ancient goddess worship with a new mystery cult for gay men. We then discuss the pagan turn of Arthur Evans, formerly the strategist for the Gay Activist Alliance, with the 1978 publication of Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture. Finally, we dive into the Radical Faeries, organized by gay rights pioneer Harry Hay, who sought to create a new, gay spirituality. We also our joined by Lisa Grimm of the Beer Ladies Podcast to talk about Margaret Murray and the witch cult hypothesis.
Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon
Michael Lloyd, Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski & the Rise of the New York Pagan
Arthur Evans, Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture
Peter Hennen, Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine
Stuart Timmons, The Trouble With Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement