Alison Laurie  [image: Gareth Watkins]

Alison Laurie


In this podcast Alison talks about the various words and labels that have been used to describe queer communities in New Zealand.

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


"I'm going to be looking at labels and how people who have same-sex relations have referred to themselves. Language is very important because until language exists people can't name themselves or talk about their sexuality. But then, on the other hand, that doesn't mean that they aren't doing it, but it's a question of at which stage does this become verbalized? If we go back through the written records we find that every society has had some kind of way of talking about same-sexuality. Among the Greeks there are terms, but more generally it was thought that certainly among... read full transcript

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Record date:11th January 2011