Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Neighborhood Voices: Sonny Wainwright Interview, Part 3

Item

VID016.jpeg

Title

Neighborhood Voices: Sonny Wainwright Interview, Part 3

Description

The New York gay bar scene in the 1950s gave Sonny Wainwright and her peers a place to be together without the interference of straight society. She left New York in 1953 to become a college teacher at University of New Hampshire. Wainwright oscillates between ideas of identity and stories of different instances of being outed in her personal and professional life, including a story about developing a relationship with a student at the University of New Hampshire, who outed her sexualty leading to her dismissal.

Creator

Neighborhood Voices

Language

English

Identifier

VID016

Episode Title

Sonny Wainwright

Series Title

Neighborhood Voices

Interviewee

Sonny Wainwright

Physical Format

U-Matic Video

Digital Format

.mp4 file

Duration

00:20:52

Citation

Neighborhood Voices, “Neighborhood Voices: Sonny Wainwright Interview, Part 3,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed October 2, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/977.