Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Andy, April 20, 1982

Item

Andy, 1982, April 20.jpg

Title

Andy, April 20, 1982

Subject

Lesbian and Gay Experience
Lesbian Community--New York (State)--New York
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Lesbianism
Lesbianism--History
Lesbians--United States--History
Lesbians--United States--Identity
Lesbians--United States--Interviews
Lesbian bars
Butch and femme (Lesbian culture)

Description

Andy further discusses how she came to construct her butch image. She recalls getting into fights with men and having to give up good jobs because she refused to give up her queer image and identity. She discusses her clash with a teacher when she was in school in the 1950s. She describes her relationship with a prostitute and other close relationships. On side B she talks about breaking into the butch scene and coming out. Andy talks about gay bars and places queer women were welcome or not. She discusses fashion and explains why they wore their t-shirts backward.

Creator

Andy (Interviewee)
Madeline Davis (Interviewer)

Date

1982-04-20

Date Created

1982, April 20

Format

Original= Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Extent

Side A = 22:49
Side B = 22:41

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
PhysicalObject
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW 499

Rights Holder

Lesbian Herstory Archives, Contact Designation: Maxine Wolfe, Contact Address: 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Phone Number: 718-768-3953

Citation

Andy (Interviewee) Madeline Davis (Interviewer), “Andy, April 20, 1982,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed October 17, 2021, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/SPW%20499.