TED Fellow Channing Gerard Joseph is a queer culture historian.

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Channing Gerard Joseph (he/him/his and she/her/hers) is a storyteller, journalist and historian. For a recent project, he illuminated the birth of gay liberation in 19th-century Washington, DC, through the life of William Dorsey Swann, an American former slave and the world’s first self-described drag queen.

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