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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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  • Tags: Childhood
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Pat Turner, Tape 1 of 2, December 31, 1981

Pat Turner describes early experiences as a lesbian growing up in the south, conflicts with her enthusiasm for religion as a young person, and her family’s reaction to her sexual orientation. She talks about the relative lack of gay social life…
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Nikki Nichols, Tape 1 of 2, May 14, 1987

Nikki Nichols describes her coming out process, and experiences with older lesbian women as a teenager. Discusses changing views on butch/fem issue. Laments the lack of lesbian groups in Sacramento, as well as describing issues with and fears of…
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Andy, April 20, 1982

Andy further discusses how she came to construct her butch image. She recalls getting into fights with men and having to give up good jobs because she refused to give up her queer image and identity. She discusses her clash with a teacher when she…
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Interview: Andy, March 30, 1982 (Tape 1)

Andy discusses the history of gay rights in Buffalo, New York, and describes how it feels like to be open about her sexual identity. She shares some of her childhood and early adulthood experiences in the 1950s and 60s –her first relationships, and…