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Interview with Becky, 18-19, White British, middle class, no religion. Women, Risk and AIDS Project, London, 1989. Original version including field notes. (Ref: LSFS2)

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posted on 16.10.2020 by Rachel Thomson
This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90) archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project (2018-20).

Original transcript of interview with Becky, who moved to London from Lincolnshire about nine months ago. She has been in a couple of relationships with women, and has been with her current girlfriend for six months or so. Becky has really enjoyed her time in London, especially with how comfortable she feels in the gay nightclubbing scene - she didn't feel as if she could easily come out at home, but now lives with three other lesbians. Her family have been quite supportive of her, other than her dad who she is no longer in contact with. She had attempted heterosexual relationships in the past, but had a natural aversion to them. Becky doesn't feel as if she at any risk of AIDS and recognises that lesbians are a low risk group, but she didn't have any formal education around it. She is aware of it as a social issue, and thinks that it is being taken seriously, especially within the gay community. There seems to be a divide between the current and older generation in how they are managing the risk.

Funding

ES/R009538/1

History

Spatial

London

Temporal

1989

Identifier

LSFS2/C

Relation

LSFS2/O

Creator

Women, Risk and AIDS Project (WRAP, 1989-90)

Publisher

The Reanimating Data Project (2018-20)

Date

22/03/1989

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