Posts tagged ‘Spain’

December 30, 2011

Out in the World – a BBC 3 Radio Series.

I have been waiting for the  4th  episode to be uploaded but it would be wrong to not post this wonderful radio documentary series which is a broad  history of LGBT people ( not just homosexuality as the  BBC precis says) . I know many people only look at video these days but the BBC creates such amazing mind pictures I am sure this will be worth the time.

Here are the first 3 parts.

Episode 1 – Richard Coles on the modern construction of gay identity and links with the ancient world is here.

Episode 2 – Richard Coles on the ancient Greek culture where homosexuality was part of a social code is here.

Episode 3 – Richard Coles looks at the conflict between sexuality and gender identity is here. ( It also looks at how the ignorance of  the UK and Spain led to them imposing their legislation on the more complex societies they colonized  – the same legislation that many of the most homophobic governments now hold on to as their own.)

That being said it still drives me mental that the BBC still insists on using a pronunciation of the word “homosexual”  as həʊmə`sekʃuəl – which is not used anywhere else in the world.

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