Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Lesbian Nation (1974-04-02)

Item

T81_1_38.jpg

Title

Lesbian Nation (1974-04-02)

Subject

Gay professionals

Description

This recording begins with announcements for upcoming poetry readings located throughout New York City. The next segment is a pre-recorded interview panel that offers insight into the gay professional led by a woman identified only as Shoshana. She discusses her own background and experiences in the workplace and then asks her panelists questions about their experiences and difficulties they face. The panelists go on to discuss their hesitancy and fears of what the repercussions of being out on the job would mean. Continuing on, the panelists discuss societal pressures and the vagaries of workplace policies and the paranoia it can lead to. As the discussion concludes, the focus and fear society has on the sexual aspect of being gay is explored. This broadcast concludes with Martha Shelley discussing her feelings of nostalgia on turning 30.

Date

1974-04-02

Extent

00:26:41

Language

English

Type

Sound

Identifier

T81_1_38

Provenance

Gift of Martha Shelley

Rights Holder

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Interviewer

Shelley, Martha

Host

Shelley, Martha

Physical Format

Open reel audiotape (7 1/2)

Digital Format

audio/wav

Collection

Citation

“Lesbian Nation (1974-04-02),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed August 4, 2021, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/T81_1_38.