Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Pat Turner, December 31, 1987 (Tape 1)


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Pat Turner, December 31, 1987 (Tape 1)


Pat Turner describes early experiences as a lesbian growing up in the south, conflicts with her enthusiasm for religion as a young person, and her family’s reaction to her sexual orientation. She talks about the relative lack of gay social life in Tennessee, despite the existence of certain bars in Nashville. Discusses how her first letter to The Ladder became an article, and the response from readers. Describes working on The Ladder, and later experiences after the Stonewall.


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“Pat Turner, December 31, 1987 (Tape 1),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed July 18, 2024, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/418.