The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 10

The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 10

The Lesbian Testimony Podcast is a project born out of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony to encourage greater engagement with lesbian oral records. Each week host Callie Hitchcock will talk to a donor of the archive about one of their submissions or talk to an oral historian involved in lesbian oral testimony.

“Self Activity of Femmes: I like this clip because it shows femme women as searching out lesbian partners. They’re not passive in finding sexual partners. The actually seek them out and they are very important in the development of lesbian life and lesbian communities." - Elizabeth Kennedy

For episode 10 we spoke to Elizabeth Kennedy about her interview with Ann from her research that went into creating "Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of A Lesbian Community.” We discuss butch/femme politics throughout history and the presence of racism and acceptance within the queer community in Buffalo, New York during the period of these interviews in the 1980’s.