Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954

Criminal cases

In this podcast Alison highlights some queer-related criminal cases in New Zealand.


This podcast was funded by a generous grant from the Gay Line Wellington Trust with the support of the Rule Foundation


"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

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Record date:11th January 2011