49 min

Stonewall 50 years on: lesbian visibility then and now, Thea Musgrave Woman's Hour

It's 50 years since the Stonewall riots, a defining moment in the history of the gay rights movement. We ask how visible lesbians were in those early days and how or whether this has changed as rights have progressed and the movement is now ever more inclusive.

Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave is one of the most respected composers of opera and classical music. At 91 she's still working and is soon to have the world premiere of her trumpet concerto at the Cheltenham Music Festival.

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years talking to three women about their sex lives. Why? And what does the book have to tell us about shame, intimacy, pleasure and love?

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewed guest: Angela Mason
Interviewed guest: Angela Wild
Interviewed guest: Kate Davies
Interviewed guest: Thea Musgrave
Interviewed guest: Lisa Taddeo
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

It's 50 years since the Stonewall riots, a defining moment in the history of the gay rights movement. We ask how visible lesbians were in those early days and how or whether this has changed as rights have progressed and the movement is now ever more inclusive.

Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave is one of the most respected composers of opera and classical music. At 91 she's still working and is soon to have the world premiere of her trumpet concerto at the Cheltenham Music Festival.

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years talking to three women about their sex lives. Why? And what does the book have to tell us about shame, intimacy, pleasure and love?

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewed guest: Angela Mason
Interviewed guest: Angela Wild
Interviewed guest: Kate Davies
Interviewed guest: Thea Musgrave
Interviewed guest: Lisa Taddeo
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

49 min

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