Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954
Criminal cases(January 2011)
In this podcast Alison highlights some queer-related criminal cases in New Zealand.
"Hi. I'm Dr Alison Laurie. I was the Gender and Women's Studies Programme Director at Victoria University of Wellington here in New Zealand for many years. I'm a writer, an oral historian, and a lesbian and gay activist. Today I'm going to be looking at crime cases as they've involved lesbian and gay people in this country. There's always been an association of homosexuality and crime. Male homosexual acts were considered criminal; lesbians were often considered criminal by association. There's been that idea of criminality involved in it. What I'm more interested in here is local cases where lesbians... read full transcript