Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Billye Talmadge, Tape 1 of 2

Item

billye talmadge.jpg

Title

Billye Talmadge, Tape 1 of 2

Subject

Activism, Counseling, Discrimination, The Ladder, Police Harassment, Political Movements and Community Struggles, Psychology, Religion, Conferences and Events, Voting, Well of Loneliness

Description

Billye Talmadge discusses her early experiences as she came to understand her own preferences and sexuality, and the support she received from her college dean, classmate, and mother. She describes her role in the Daughters of Bilitis and the responsibilities and liabilities of being an officer in the group. She elaborates on the social and political climate of the times, and how she endeavored to help people overcome their fear of harassment and discrimination through providing education and supportive counseling and resources.

Rights

See the LHA Copyright Statement
Photograph by: Morgan Gwenwald

Language

English

Type

Video Recording, Oral History

Identifier

Talmadge_Billye_tape1of2

Rights Holder

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

Citation

“Billye Talmadge, Tape 1 of 2,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed January 23, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/406.