Episode 12: Let's Have a Kiki with Queer as Fact!

Welcome to our very first extra special collaboration! Joining Leigh and Gretchen this episode are our friends over at Queer as Fact, a queer history podcast from Australia. Our topic of choice? Queer slang! Join us as we discuss lavender linguistics, the history of queer slang in Australian penal colonies, and our favorite slang words, both American and Australian! So brush off your oysters, pitch your tents for camp, sharpen up your Gillette blades, and let’s have a kiki with Queer as Fact!

Outline

0:00 – Introduction
09:14 – Historical Background: Lavender Linguistics
28:48 – Historical Background: History of Queer Slang in Australia
52:35 – Our Favorite Slang: America vs Australia
1:36:56 – Closing and Where to Find us Online

Queer as Fact can be found on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, and you can listen to them on your podcatcher app of choice!

For a full list of sources and bonus content, visit our Notes page! 

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