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Up, Up And A Gay!

We’ve always had a fascination with outer space.

Traveling to other planets or deep, black voids doesn’t really jive with our claustrophobia, but as a kid, it was fun to dream about a robot best friend. And maybe bunking with one of our odder childhood crushes, the original Will Robinson on Lost in Space reruns.

Well, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum must’ve used alien technology to read our brain waves.

That, or they’ve figured out that queers have a long history of venturing above the clouds.

As a spin-off of its AirSpace podcast, the organization has launched QueerSpace, a limited podcast series that brings together stories that cover aviation, space and queer identity.

The first episode has debuted last week and it delves into the topic of gay male flight attendants forming a community within the airline industry back in the 1970s.

The final three LGBTQ-centric episodes focus on science fiction (March 10), queers in the military (March 24), and artistic expressions of queerness in space and the future (April 7).

Hosted by Sofia Soto Sugar of the National Air and Space Museum and Erin Barker of The Story Collider podcast, it’s a fascinating look at the reality of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer up, up in the sky.

Listen to the first episode now wherever you get your podcasts, then subscribe so you can catch the next three.

Bon voyage and may the force be with you to infinity and beyond, while living long and prospering.

QueerSpace Podcast
Now out
New episodes starting March 10
podcasts.apple.com or wherever you listen to podcasts