Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Pat G., May 21, 19?? (Tape 2)

Item

468.jpg

Title

Pat G., May 21, 19?? (Tape 2)

Subject

Lesbian bars
Lesbian and gay experience
Lesbian Community--New York (State)

Description

Pat shows family photos. She says several of her family members were gay, including her mother and brother. She talks about bars, the 557 and 217, with racially mixed clientele. She describes violence when straight men tried to dance with gay women. She mentions other favorite bars from the 1950s: the Chesterfield, the KittyCat, Club Coco, the 469. Pat describes her relationships, many of which involved "messing around on and off" for many years. She describes coming out to her mother at age 13, and talks about the "white girls from Canada" (lesbians) who were her mother's friends.

Creator

Liz Lapovsky
Pat G.

Date Created

19??-05-21

Extent

22:10

Medium

mpeg
wav

Language

eng

Type

Sound
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW# 468

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Liz Lapovsky and Pat G., “Pat G., May 21, 19?? (Tape 2),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed December 6, 2021, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/21.