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

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


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


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.

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Liz Lapovsky and Pat G., “Pat G., May 21, 19?? (Tape 2),” Herstories: Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA, accessed March 29, 2020,