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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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Discrimination at Clark's Corner Restaurant Interview

A woman reports about discrimination and threats she and her girlfriend faced when they kissed at a restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. She talks about the “kiss in” she and the Lesbian Avengers were having restaurant in protest. She also talks…
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Stella Rush & Helen Sandoz, Tape 3 of 3, May 15, 1987

Stella Rush and Helen Sandoz are interviewed in 1987. The interview mostly concerns Stella Rush, who talks about her childhood; specifically her encounters with incest and molestation. She also talks about her experiences with police discrimination…
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Bonnie, June 9, 1984 (Tape 2)

Bonnie discusses rules of conduct within the lesbian community, including domestic violence, beginning and ending relationships, identifying as butch or femme, and domestic roles. Other topics include prostitution with women and men, bisexuality,…
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Portia, September 24, 1978 (Tape 1)

The gay movement has taken the lesbian community out of the bars or the "gay underworld," as compared to when she came out in the late 1960s, about 10 years prior to the interview. Portia, age 26, is not out at her job, but is known as a feminist…
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Mabel Hampton, Lillian Foster, 1976 (Tape 1)

Audio cassette. Oral History Interview of Mabel Hampton. Mabel discusses her first girlfriend, a white woman she met while working at a girl's school. She also discusses her three year relationship with a married woman she worked for as a domestic…
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Pat G., May 21, 19?? (Tape 2)

Pat shows family photos. She says several of her family members were gay, including her mother and brother. She talks about bars, the 557 and 217, with racially mixed clientele. She describes violence when straight men tried to dance with gay women.…
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Pat and DJ, November 11, 1986 (Tape 3)

Side A: Pat and DJ discuss the characteristics of femme identity. The interviewers say they are looking to interview more femmes, which leads to a discussion of the names and locations of lesbians who were a part of the community in the 1940s. The…
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Pat and DJ, November 11, 1986 (Tape 2)

Side A: Pat and DJ continue the discussion of relationships during the 1950s from tape cassette SPW457. The two women discuss aspects of how to make relationships long lasting and the importance or lack thereof of sexual intimacy in relationships.…