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San Francisco Lesbian History Project discusses Buffalo lesbian bars in the 1950's, 1981 February 24 (Tape 1)

Side A:

Discussion on the social issues in the Lesbian communinity bar and nightlife scene in Buffalo, NY during the 1950s.

Side B:

Continuation of side A. Only 2 minutes of side B used in original recording.
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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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Judy, January 6 [year unknown] (Tape 2)

Judy talks about her relationships with three different women and the role they each played in the relationship. She talks about gender identities, and one relationship with a woman who wanted to be a man and had very mixed gender roles. She talks…
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Lou + Jane, November 8, 1981 (Tape 3)

The interviewee discusses the time she considered getting a sex change. She talks about religion. At the end she talks about getting respect. There is significant distortion at the end of the tape.

Lou and Jane discuss their sexual relationship…
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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…