Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Lou+Jane, November 8, 1981 (Tape 4)

Item

SPW519_Lou + Jane.JPG

Title

Lou+Jane, November 8, 1981 (Tape 4)

Subject

Lesbians
Interracial dating
Lesbians--New York (State)--Buffalo--History--20th century
Lesbians--United States--Social conditions
Lesbians--United States--Interviews
Lesbianism--Social aspects
Lesbians--Family relationships
Lesbians--Social life and customs

Description

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 their family to prevent them from knowing about their sexuality.

On Side B- Jane begins with her experience as Fem lesbian, and her difficulty with what that means to her. She talks about her difficulty with coming "out", and then is interrupted by one of their children.

Lou discusses her relationship with her Fem partner (Jane), as someone who self-identifies as a Butch. She discusses her choices in life, and her commitment to her relationship, her partner, and her family. She also talks about her disillusionment with the future, and her lack of hope for change. Lou references Jane's feelings, and her hope for Jane to recognize what it means to be a Fem.

Creator

Lou+Jane (Interviewees)
Madeline Davis (Interviewer)

Date

1981-11-08

Extent

29:53

Medium

mpeg
wav

Language

eng

Type

Sound
PhysicalObject
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW519

Rights Holder

Lesbian Herstory Archives, Contact Designation: Maxine Wolfe, Contact Address: 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Phone Number: 718-768-3953

Citation

Lou+Jane (Interviewees) Madeline Davis (Interviewer), “Lou+Jane, November 8, 1981 (Tape 4),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed January 18, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/183.