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Dangerous Desires

Audio from the session: Dangerous Desires.

In the past, LGBTQI readers had to search for sexual information in often blatantly homophobic texts: yet so deep was the need that readers found a LGBTQI presence in the strangest and often the funniest places. Authors and notables share the pitfalls and pratfalls on their journey to self-knowledge. The session is chaired by Verity George.

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  • 0:00:07 - Verity George introduces the session
  • 0:03:25 - Thomas Sainsbury
  • 0:13:55 - Jen Shieff
  • 0:22:50 - Stevan Eldred-Grigg [not included in this podcast]
  • 0:22:53 - Peter Wells
  • 0:33:11 - Whaitiri Mikaere (aka Diesel Dyke Poet)
  • 0:40:10 - Nick Jones
  • 0:50:30 - MP Grant Robertson
  • 1:01:56 - Peter Wells closes the evening

A special thank you to the organisers and participants for allowing us to record this event.


1980s, 2010s, activism, allies, allison durbin, anton chekhov, aotearoa new zealand, asexual, auckland, auckland girls' grammar school, auckland university of technology, back to the future (film), barbie dolls, bisexual, books, boys in the band (play), butch, carole beu, christopher isherwood, civil unions, clothing, clothing catalogue, condoms, crime writing, d. h. lawrence, dance, dangerous desires (1991), depression, desperate remedies (1993), dildo, disco, dunedin, dykes on mics (auckland), erotica, exercise, faggot, family, fantasy, farm, fingerprints and teeth productions, fishing, five go mad (tv), france, frank sargeson, gaius valerius catullus, garnet station (auckland), gay, gender identity, geoff braybrooke, germaine greer, ghostbusters (film), grant robertson, growing up, hair, heather mcdonald, heroes out west (auckland), hiv/aids, homophobia, homosexual law reform, homosexual law reform petition, i have loved me a man (song), identity, internet, intersex, invert, jane rule, jen shieff, julie watson, la bamba (film), lady chatterley's lover (book), lesbian, lust, madeleine sami, magazines, mail order, man on man (magazine), marriage, marriage equality, masturbation, matamata, matariki poetry slam, meetings, member of parliament, mills and boon, new zealand labour party, newspapers, nick jones, orlando (film), pansexual, parents, paris, patricia highsmith, peter wells, phone tapping, playmarket, poems to lesbia, poetry, poetry idol slam, pornography, queer, r. leighton hasselrodt, radclyffe hall, ride a hard cock (book), ritchie valens, rugby, rural, same same but different (2016), school, school ball, sex, sex work, sexual orientation, sexuality, simone de beauvoir, sport, st cuthbert's college (auckland), stevan eldred-grigg, steven joyce, strictly ballroom (film), super city (tv), tales of the city (books), teaching, the daughters of bilitis, the famous five (book), the happy hooker: my own story (book), the little red book, the price of salt (book), the second sex (book), the well of loneliness (book), the women's bookshop (auckland), the world of suzie wong (film), this is not for you (book), thomas sainsbury, tilda swinton, tim blanks, tom selleck, trans, transgender, twilight women around the world (book), uncle vanya (play), underwear, verity george, wellington, whaitiri mikaere, what's happening to me? (book), where did i come from? (book), who's afraid of virginia woolf? (film), witi ihimaera, woman or girlfriend (poem), women, writing, xaviera hollander

Record date:13th February 2016
Location:Auckland University of Technology