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Nelson Le Freer interviewed by unknown

Le Frera, Nelson, 1953- (speaker, male; interviewee)


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  • Title:
    Nelson Le Freer interviewed by unknown
  • Contributor: Le Frera, Nelson, (speaker, male; unidentified (speaker, male
  • Subjects: Oral histories ^A251541; Interviews ^A252613
  • Language: English
  • Place Name: UK
  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1986
    Collection title: Hall-Carpenter Oral History Archive ^A230640
    Recording Notes: Recording location unknown
    Duration: 3 hr. 02 min. 52 sec.
    Performance notes: Family background; early memories; role of religion in his life; education; no sexual experience when at school; first memories of sexual arousal for men; at 15 first sexual experience and sense of guilt; left Brasil at 22 after University; awful idea of omosexuality; later on accepted by schoolmates, not teased anymore for being effeminate; at 15 losing respect for his family because of hypocrisy; cultural change in Brazil in late '60s (Part 1). University; studied business and administration; hated being gay; tried to kill himself and family's reaction; didn't understand what omosexuality meant; first trip to Europe; left for second time and came to England at 22; describes first period in England (Part 2). First months in England short of money; moved to a squat; read about a gay place and was picked up by a man; had tourist visa, tried to get a job for work permit; got a job in embassy 6 months after arrival in London; stopped feeling guilt and enjoyed sex; coming out to Brazilian friends and got support; never thought of coming back to Brazil; gorups met in the first 5 years in London; psychoanalysis; describes his experience in the gay scene in London and relationships (Part 3).

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