Queer History 101 (2011)

In 2011 I produced a significant audio series of history podcasts with Dr Alison Laurie looking at aspects of New Zealand’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) histories. The podcasts were generously funded by the Gay Line Wellington Trust with the support of the Rule Foundation.

Alison had recently retired as the Programme Director of Gender and Women’s Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, where she taught courses on queer studies, among other topics. She is a feminist and lesbian activist, theorist, writer, broadcaster and oral historian.

Some of the podcast topics include queer meeting places, early lesbian and gay groups, LGBTI labels, homosexual law reform, human rights, plus crimes against queers. Alison also discusses a number of famous New Zealand artists - the painter Frances Hodgkins, writer Katherine Mansfield and poet Ursula Bethell.

You can hear the podcasts and read transcripts on the not-for-profit PrideNZ.com

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