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Dorothy, October 2, 1981 (Tape 2)

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Title

Dorothy, October 2, 1981 (Tape 2)

Subject

Lesbianism
Lesbians--Conduct of life
Lesbian community
Lesbian community--New York (State)--New York
Lesbian couples--United States
Lesbian--Sexual behavior
Lesbian--relationships
Monogamous relationships
Lesbians--Relations with heterosexuals
Sexual--behavior
Bisexuality
Lesbian business enterprises
Lesbian and gay experience
Lesbian Herstory Archives

Description

Dorothy talks generally of leisure activities, relationships, and sexual relations. She then talks at length about one long-term relationship with Harriette, mentioning their business, break up, life-long friendship, and Harriettes other relationships.

She talks first of weekend activities or leisure activities such as house parties, picnics, and going to bars. She talks in general about sexual relations, mentioning "daisy chain" sex, and attitudes towards sex and equality in love-making. She talks in general about long-term relationships and breaking up. She then answers questions and talks at length about her long-term relationship with Harriette, their break up and lasting friendship. She mentions their first car and the business they owned together. She talks of monogamy. She talks of Harriette's later marriage and other relationships. Dorothy talks of her opinion of bi-sexuality and of Harriette's marriage and relationships.

Creator

Interviewee: Dorothy, Interviewer: Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy

Date Created

1981-10-2

Extent

30 minutes

Medium

mpeg
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Language

eng

Type

Sound
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW#473

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Interviewee: Dorothy, Interviewer: Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, “Dorothy, October 2, 1981 (Tape 2),” Lesbian Herstory Archives Audio Visual Collections, accessed September 23, 2020, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/SPW%23473.