26 episodes

How much do you know about gender & sexuality? /Queer takes us beyond the lens of 'LGBTQ' and Western concepts in this oral histories podcast of human diversity. Across Seasons 1 & 2, gender & sexuality researcher Georgie Williams travels through the USA, Japan, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Turkey, South Africa and Lesotho- interviewing human rights workers, activists, professors and everyday people whose lived experiences fall under the umbrella of 'gender and sexuality variance'. At the core of this project lies the question- what is 'queer' and where in the world is it found?

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How much do you know about gender & sexuality? /Queer takes us beyond the lens of 'LGBTQ' and Western concepts in this oral histories podcast of human diversity. Across Seasons 1 & 2, gender & sexuality researcher Georgie Williams travels through the USA, Japan, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Turkey, South Africa and Lesotho- interviewing human rights workers, activists, professors and everyday people whose lived experiences fall under the umbrella of 'gender and sexuality variance'. At the core of this project lies the question- what is 'queer' and where in the world is it found?

    Motsoalle Relationships of Lesotho

    Motsoalle Relationships of Lesotho

    In our final episode of Season Two of /Queer, we interview Dr Mamoeketsi Ntho from the Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation in the Lesotho Government. In our investigations into Motsoalle relationships- relationships which blurred the boundaries of platonic and romantic love between Mosotho girls- we come to understand how ideas of kinship have been impacted by Eurocentrism.
    Delving into the complexities of defining womanhood, sexuality and kinship across African communities, this episode investigates how Motsoalle relationships were maintained- and lost- in the culture of Lesotho- and what this means for understanding human connection through the lens of a heterogeneous African continent.
    As we close Season Two, we have high hopes for our future content- across South America, the Pacific Islands and beyond. We would love to continue bringing you these insightful stories and important voices- so if you would like to support this project, you can become a patron at patreon.com/slashqueer. You can also browse our /Queer merchandise at slashqueer.threadless.com and even drop us a one-off donation (enough to buy a coffee) at ko-fi.com/slashqueer. You would not believe how far a small donation can take us! You can find transcripts, resources, community fundraising projects and articles at slashqueer.com. You can contact us on Instagram or Twitter at @SlashQueer or email us at info@slashqueer.com.
    This episode was edited by Sam Clay, transcribed by Bronya Smith and scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay.

    • 54 min
    Pride and Struggle: Gendered and Sexual Freedoms in South Africa

    Pride and Struggle: Gendered and Sexual Freedoms in South Africa

    In our last episode in South Africa and penultimate episode of Season Two, we compare and contrast the lives and stories of two South Africans, as we reflect on the history of gender & sexuality activism during and post Apartheid. We speak first to Mark Gory, the man who took on the Constitutional Court of South Africa to secure inheritance rights for non-married gay South Africans in 2006. Our second conversation takes place with Cwenga Titi, a young transgender woman on the Eastern Cape, navigating the complexities of modern womanhood and the traditionally male Xhosa coming-of-age ritual she wishes to partake in. At the intersection of the two we look at South Africa- past and present- and consider what the future of a proud South Africa looks like.

    We are on the precipice of our Season Two finale- but that still means months of work ahead to bring you high-quality, well-researched historical content. So if you would like to support this project, you can become a patron at patreon.com/slashqueer. You can also browse our /Queer merchandise at slashqueer.threadless.com and even drop us a one-off donation (enough to buy a coffee) at ko-fi.com/slashqueer. You would not believe how far a small donation can take us! You can find transcripts, resources, community fundraising projects and articles at slashqueer.com. You can contact us on Instagram or Twitter at @SlashQueer or email us at info@slashqueer.com.
    This episode was edited by Sam Clay, transcribed by Bronya Smith and scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay. All rights to the Nelson Mandela speech audio belong to SABC News.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Homosexuality and Islam: Bridging the Divide

    Homosexuality and Islam: Bridging the Divide

    In our first episode in South Africa, we investigate the experiences and welfare of the oft-misrepresented queer muslim community. In the heart of Cape Town we interview Imam Muhsin Hendricks- the world's first openly queer imam- and learn about his work interpreting the Qur'an and confronting the use of its passages to propagate homophobic harm. As we address this sensitive and controversial topic, we seek to understand how one bridges the divide between their sexuality and their faith as a queer muslim.Thank you as always to those who continue to to listen and support us. We are working real hard to keep this content coming to you and our team are working overtime to secure funding for the next year- so if you would like to support this project, you can become a patron at patreon.com/slashqueer. You can also browse our /Queer merchandise (including our new 'Mothman, Queer Icon!' shirt!) at slashqueer.threadless.com and even drop us a one-off donation (enough to buy a coffee) at ko-fi.com/slashqueer. You would not believe how far a small donation can take us! You can find transcripts, resources, community fundraising projects and articles at slashqueer.com. You can contact us on Instagram or Twitter at @SlashQueer or email us at info@slashqueer.com.This episode was edited by Dan Stubbs, transcribed by Bronya Smith, co-scripted by Taha Atayist and scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay.

    • 36 min
    Ottomans to Turks- Understanding Homophobia in Contemporary Turkey

    Ottomans to Turks- Understanding Homophobia in Contemporary Turkey

    In this episode, we delve deep into Turkey's history to understand the roots of gender and sexuality norms- by understanding how the cultural values of the Ottoman Empire shaped the values of contemporary Turkey. Ottoman scholars Dr Ezgi Sarıtaş and Dr Irvin Schick lead us through this rich and complex history and speak on the challenges faced by the gender and sexuality diverse citizens of Turkey in the modern age.
    Thank you to all of you who continue to listen and support us. This month, all Patreon pledges will be donated to the British Red Cross Turkey-Syria Earthquake appeal. If you would like to support this project, you can become a patron at patreon.com/slashqueer. You can also browse our /Queer merchandise (including our new 'Mothman, Queer Icon!' shirt!) at slashqueer.threadless.com and even drop us a one-off donation (enough to buy a coffee) at ko-fi.com/slashqueer. You would not believe how far a small donation can take us!You can find transcripts, resources, community fundraising projects and articles at slashqueer.com. You can contact us on Instagram or Twitter at @SlashQueer or email us at info@slashqueer.com.
    This episode was edited by Dan Stubbs, transcribed by Bronya Smith, co-scripted by Taha Atayist and scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Maltese Body: Gender, Sex and Catholicism, Pt.2

    The Maltese Body: Gender, Sex and Catholicism, Pt.2

    In the second half of our two-parter in Malta, we speak to Charlie Cauchi and Romeo Roxman Gatt from Malta's only queercentric artspace, RosaKwir. As we delve deeper into the issues around bodily autonomy under Maltese politics Catholicism, we also have the pleasure of consulting Gabi Calleja from the Maltese Human Rights Directorate- and we look to the future for what Malta could represent for the rights of intersex individuals, transgender individuals and pregnant people in the arena of Europe.
    Thank you to all of you who continue to listen and support us. If you wish to help this project as we head on into Türkiye and South Africa, you can sign up as one of our lovely patrons at patreon.com/slashqueer. You can also browse our /Queer merchandise at slashqueer.threadless.com and even drop us a one-off donation (enough to buy a coffee) at ko-fi.com/slashqueer. You would not believe how far a small donation can take us!
    You can find transcripts, resources, community fundraising projects and articles at slashqueer.com. You can contact us on Instagram or Twitter at @SlashQueer or email us at info@slashqueer.com.
    This episode was edited by Sam Clay, transcribed by Bronya Smith, scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay.

    • 45 min
    The Maltese Body: Gender, Sex and Catholicism, Pt.1

    The Maltese Body: Gender, Sex and Catholicism, Pt.1

    In Episode 20 we start our investigations into the gender and sexuality diverse culture within Malta. In the first episode of this two-parter, we interview gynaecologist and transgender healthcare specialist Dr Chiara Frendo-Balzan about the climate of gendered healthcare in Malta. As our research continues, our lens of inquiry expands as we begin to understand the unequal access to healthcare across Malta and the enduring taboo surrounding abortion in this staunchly Catholic country.
    Thank you to all of you who continue to listen and support us. If you wish to help this project on our Season 2 journey into 2023, you can sign up as one of our lovely patrons at patreon.com/slashqueer. You can also browse our /Queer merchandise at slashqueer.threadless.com and even drop us a one-off donation (enough to buy a coffee) at ko-fi.com/slashqueer.
    You can find transcripts, resources, community fundraising projects and articles at slashqueer.com. You can contact us on Instagram or Twitter at @SlashQueer or email us at info@slashqueer.com.
    This episode was edited by Sam Clay, transcribed by Bronya Smith, scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay.

    • 35 min

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