The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 17

The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 17

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.

“Because I couldn’t define it in terms of sexuality, it’s like you would try to define it in terms of gender.” - Interview with Ann, Beth, and Susan facilitated by Michael Riordon

For episode 17 we talked to Michael Riordon about his experiences collecting interviews for his book Out Our Way: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Country. We discuss his interview with Ann, Beth, and Susan and how understanding the texture of queerness has had different implications over time. We also discuss the particularities of queer activism in rural areas.