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117. Many Ways At Once

117. Many Ways At Once

Update: 2020-06-159


The Scots language didn’t have much of an LGBTQ+ lexicon. So writer and performer Dr Harry Josephine Giles decided to create one.

Find out more about this episode, the subject matter and the interviewees, at

Previous Allusionist episodes that go alongside this episode include Oot in the Open, Queer and Two Or More. And Josie has written up a very interesting document about the LGBTQ+ lexicon in Scots which you can read at

Wishing you all an excellent and kind Pride month.

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117. Many Ways At Once

117. Many Ways At Once

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