Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Mary Ann, October 15, 1988 (Tape 2)

Item

453.jpg

Title

Mary Ann, October 15, 1988 (Tape 2)

Subject

Lesbianism
Lesbian bars
Prostitution

Description

Mary Ann talks about posing as a prostitute for men in a straight bar. She would arrange a meet-up location and then she and two girl friends would overpower and rob men. She describes several muggings she and her two friends carried out. One happened in a hotel; another took place in a man's house with his family there. She claims she and her friends never hurt anybody "more than they had to." Mary Ann also talks about the distinction between gay bars and bars where she would go to hustle. Gay bars were places to have fun with friends and not for prostitution. In one aside, the interviewer asks Mary Ann why she calls her girlfriend "my man," to which she replies that's the way her lover wanted to be addressed.

Creator

Mary Ann

Date Created

1988-10-15

Format

22:07

Medium

mpeg
wav

Language

eng

Type

Sound
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW# 453

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Mary Ann, “Mary Ann, October 15, 1988 (Tape 2),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed December 6, 2021, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/15.