Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Buff, December 27, 1979 (Tape 1)

Item

SPW486_BUFF.jpg

Title

Buff, December 27, 1979 (Tape 1)

Subject

Religion, Christianity, Lesbian community--New York (State)--New York, Lesbian bars, Lesbians--United States--Identity, Lesbians--United States--Interviews, Military, Army, Identity

Description

Buff discusses the impact of the Metropolitan Community church on her life and the gay-rights movement. Mentions activities in Tucson, AZ. She stresses that current lesbians should know that there is more to life than the bars, but that in her time in Buffalo she didn't feel there were places for community outside of them. Mentions her time in the army, realizing she was homosexual, and coming out. Discusses her time in the army, lesbians in the military, being in Seattle and Germany with the military just after the Korean war. She talks about the differences in gay identity and self identity in the past compared to now.

Creator

Buff (Interviewee)

Date Created

1979, December 27

Format

Original= Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Extent

Side A=46:48 minutes
Side B= 46:10 minutes

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW486

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Buff (Interviewee), “Buff, December 27, 1979 (Tape 1),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed December 6, 2021, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/109.