Queering the Sexual Revolution of Argentina

It can sometimes feel like there’s an entirely unique vocabulary around the strategies that queer people use to control our visibility in non-queer spaces—from “coming out” to “going stealth,” the queer lexicon is expansive.

This week, I talked with Natalia Milanesio, Professor of History at the University of Houston and author of ¡Destape! Sex, Democracy, and Freedom in Postdictatorial Argentina, about one Spanish word that has particular historical significance to LGBTQ+ Argentinians, and the period of post-dictatorial queer activism that destape encompasses.

Video Interview

Audio-Only Version

The Book

Don't forget to support Natalia's research by picking up a copy of her latest book, ¡Destape! Sex, Democracy, and Freedom in Postdictatorial Argentina!

Next Week's Reading

Readings for next week's lesson with Cherríe Moraga are available here.