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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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DJ, January 6, 1980 (Tape 2)

DJ discusses her early experiences with women as a teenager, her feelings of being a tomboy, and her coming out experience. She discusses her experiences in the bar scene in Buffalo in the 1950s, and describes ways in which women would interact with…
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Shane, undated (Tape 3)

Shane talks about the different lives she led during her youth. These different roles included working a job at Goodwill, dating and living with hookers on the weekends and studying to become a Methodist Minister as a man. She then talks about her…
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Shane, undated (Tape 2)

Shane talks about running away from home with two girls after her father forced her to leave home. She then lived as a man in New Orleans under an assumed identity. She was arrested and held for 72 hours on suspicion of robbery. She recalls the…