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Sian Torrington

In this podcast Sian talks about the art project We Don't Have To Be The Building which focuses on lesbian, bi-sexual, queer female-bodied, trans*, mana wahine, takataapui and female-identified activists of both 30 years ago during Homosexual Law Reform, and now in our contemporary world.

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Record date:25th February 2016
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Interviewer:Gareth Watkins