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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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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…

Shane, undated (Tape 1)

Shane talks about getting into trouble during her teenage years and how her father kept sending her to all-girls schools thinking it would straighten her out. She speaks about gay bars in Buffalo and Pittsburgh. She tells a story about running away…

Elaine, June 28, 1982 (Tape 2)

Discussion on early childhood, being Canadian but growing up on an Indian Reservation near Syracuse. Also discusses being the head of a black gang, her relationship with her mother and abusive stepfather, and the jail time she spent for his murder,…

Enit, October 3, 1978 (Tape 2)

Enit discusses how her perception of Lesbian oppression has changed over time. She also talks about acceptance in the work place and how professionals view Lesbians. Enit explains that her personal interests have changed with age and that her hobby…

Judy T., 1978 (Tape 2)

Judy discusses butch and femme identities, social interactions, and role play within relationships. She expresses relief over how these once rigid demarcations of identity have become more flexible within the lesbian community. Later, however, she…

Judy T., 1979 (Tape 1)

Side A: Judy discusses some of the bars she used to frequent, and her changing views of sex.

Side B: Judy discusses her past relationships and the ways in which she feels the treatment of women at jobs has changed.