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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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Debra, February 20, 1980 (Tape 2)

Discusses her child, a son. He was the product of her one-day marriage. She kept him for about 8 months and then her brother and his wife took him and raised him. He would spend the summers with her until he was 12 and then he lived with her and…
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Lou+Jane, November 8, 1981 (Tape 4)

Lou and Jane discuss what life is like as an interracial lesbian couple. They discuss how white "studs" feel threatened by black "studs", feeling they will steal their women. Alcoholism is briefly discussed. They also discuss having to tell lies to…
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Bobbie, June 30, 1984 (Tape 1)

She thinks people have the wrong opinion of lesbians, she says she feels alone in the bars, role playing was important that someone should be the more aggressive person in a relationship, talks about how she needs a butch in a relationship, thought…
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Buff, October, 1978

Talks about community tattoos, race, being butch, the challanges of identity and expectations. Touches on past sexual abuse by her father, gender roles, identity, learning about gay life and her discovery process, friendship, clothing and identity,…
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Dorothy, October 26, 1981 (Tape 3)

Dorothy discusses her lifelong identity as lesbian and her uncharacteristic history in adopting both the butch and femme roles in prior relationships. She talks about being the child of a single mother (her father died when she was two years old) and…
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Dorothy, October 2, 1981 (Tape 1)

Side A: Dorothy discusses her personal life and how she came to discover that she was a lesbian. She talks about her marriage and separation. She discusses her relationships with women, all of which were long term. Dorothy talks about her job in…