Popaganda: Queering Virginity


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On her Netflix one-woman show, Nanette, Hannah Gadsby opines, “There’s only ever been two options for a little girl to grow up into: virgin or whore…. And I don’t fit neatly into either of those categories. Virgin or whore? I mean, on a technicality, I’d get virgin.” Virginity is a weird, nebulous idea that’s mostly measured in heterosexual terms. So what value does virginity hold for queer and trans people? Is it worth pulling it out of the patriarchal muck?

So on this episode, Soleil talks to Juno Roche, a trans writer and advocate who recently authored a book called Queer Sex. Then she discusses the theological aspect of virginity with Presbyterian minister Mihee Kim-Kort, author of "Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith." Enjoy the show!

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