The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 12

The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 12

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.

 

“The part that makes it really interesting and specific to Toronto is the extra element of immigration and uncomfortable multiculturalism. We like to look back and think about how accepting Toronto is but really although there were certainly a lot of immigrants building our history, there was a lot of discrimination too." - Lauren Hortie

For episode 12 we talked with Lauren Hortie, co-producer of the short film Midnight at the Continental. We addresses gentrification, immigration, movement hijacking, and butch femme politics and bar culture in 1955 Toronto.