WNC LGBTQ Interviews Database

35 Interviews Completed | 16 Loaded to Library | 80 People Waiting to be Interviewed

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 Interviewee Topics [Date | Length]
Allison ScottLinkIntroduction | Revitalization of Asheville and Being Queer in that Time | Coming Out | Community Spaces Growing Up | Historical and Current Bias Against Trans Community | Centering Marginalized Voices in Social Justice Movements | Trans Visibility | On the Backs of Those Who Came Before | An Activist to be Remembered | Life View as a Trans Womxn | Safe Spaces in Asheville for the Trans Community [03/08/2019 | 1:27:10]
AntigaLinkIntroductions | History of Childhood | Nuclear Family, Was-Band, and Children | Divorce, Relationships, and Coming Out | Politics of Being a Lesbian | Inspiration and Mentors | Back to Asheville | Growing Up with "Two Mothers" | Current Needs of Asheville Lesbians | Politics of Last Names [09/09/2019 | 1:05:42]
Barbara BellLinkHistory and Passion | Involvement with the LGBT+ population in Western North Carolina | On Being an Ally | Progress of Stigmatization of HIV/AIDS in Asheville, NC | Privilege and More Community Involvement | Inspirational People in the LGBT+ Movement | Modern LGBT+ Biases and Intolerance | Involvement with Blue Ridge Pride | What Can We Do? [11/02/2019 | 0:46:50]
Beaulah LandLinkIntroduction & Family History | Understanding and Learning about Queerness in the Classroom | The Firsts Coming Out and Relationships | Finding Her Community | Drag Lingo | Identity of Beaulah Land On and Off Stage | Religion in Queer Community | The First Performance | First Drag Memory and Drag Makeup | Drag Family Explained | Holly Boswell | Defining Drag | Activism in Western North Carolina and at Western Carolina University | Names | Race, Gender, and Drag | Self Care and Mental Health [02/08/2019 | 1:38:40]
Beth HeinbergLinkIntroduction | Asheville | Boston | Youth Outright | Girls Rock Asheville | Pride Festival | Networking | Lack of Diversity | Coming Out | Stigma v.s. Inclusion | Political Action | Intersection of Race | Lesbian Asheville Today () | Artifacts [11/22/2019 | 0:42:14]
Kari PilcherLinkIntroduction | Residence in Western, North Carolina | Childhood Memory | Ancestors | Coming Out Narrative | Changes in LGBTQ Community | Awareness of Sexual Identity | Definition/Influence of Coming Out | First Gay-related Event | Favorite Dating Stories [02/24/2019 | 1:12:55]
Ashley PilcherLinkIntroduction | Residence in Western, North Carolina | Childhood Memory | Ancestors | Coming Out Narrative | Changes in LGBTQ Community | Awareness of Sexual Identity | Definition/Influence of Coming Out | First Gay-related Event | Favorite Dating Stories [02/24/2019 | 1:12:55]
Kelly HarrisonLinkIntroduction | Childhood in Hot Springs, NC | Coming Out as Gay | Living a closeted life | LGBT Community and Role Models in Youth | Aids Crisis in High School; First Pride Event | Going to College and Searching for LGBT Community | LGBT Organizations in Asheville C.L.O.S.E.R. and Avoiding the Gay Bar Scene | Gay Bar Scene in Asheville, NC | Mental Health Therapy and Coming Out | HIV Blindness and Health Service Experiences | Social Work Background and Leaving that Field | Spiritual Journey and Welcoming Institutions | Assessing Diversity in Asheville's LGBT Community [08/01/2019 | 0:49:19]
Kelly HarrisonLinkIntroduction | Influence of Elders | Helpful Resources | Urban Gay Society | Rural Culture vs Urban Culture | Loss of Identity | Relationship within LGBTQ Community | Label Changes | Feelings on the term Queer | Self-Care | Conclusion [09/01/2019 | 0:21:49]
Kitty HancockLinkIntroduction | Residence in Western, North Carolina | Childhood Memory | Coming Out Narratives | Defining Coming Out | First Gay-related Event | Dating Life Stories | UNC-Asheville | Veterans Affairs LGBTQ Programs | Support Network in Western, North Carolina | LGBTQ Community Activism | Contact with Different People | First Meeting | Favorite Memory Together | LGBTQ Media Representation | Educational Background | Conclusion [03/22/2019 | 1:14:05]
Lorena RussellLinkIntroduction | Residence in Western, North Carolina | Childhood Memory | Coming Out Narratives | Defining Coming Out | First Gay-related Event | Dating Life Stories | UNC-Asheville | Veterans Affairs LGBTQ Programs | Support Network in Western, North Carolina | LGBTQ Community Activism | Contact with Different People | First Meeting | Favorite Memory Together | LGBTQ Media Representation | Educational Background | Conclusion [03/22/2019 | 1:14:05]
Nancy AschLinkIntroduction | Moving to Western North Carolina | Living in Boston, Massachusetts | Growing Up in New York City | Practicing Social Work | The Benefits of Political Organizations and Activities in Asheville, North Carolina | Developing a Community and Support Network in Asheville, North Carolina | Girls Rock | Exposure to People of Different Race and Class Backgrounds | Coming Out | Significant Changes and Development | Paving the Road for Future Generations | Race and the Progressive Movement in Asheville, North Carolina [ | 0:‘45:04]
Ron LambeLinkThe Running Water Collective | RFD Magazine | Relationship with Neighbors | Gay Spirit Vision Conference | The Fairy Community | Southern Appalachian and Gay Alliance (SALGA) | Gays in Asheville in the s | Closure of Running Water | Gay Weddings in North Carolina | The Masonic Temple in Asheville [12/13/2019 | ]
Peter KendrickLinkThe Running Water Collective | RFD Magazine | Relationship with Neighbors | Gay Spirit Vision Conference | The Fairy Community | Southern Appalachian and Gay Alliance (SALGA) | Gays in Asheville in the s | Closure of Running Water | Gay Weddings in North Carolina | The Masonic Temple in Asheville [12/13/2019 | ]
Susan WilsonLinkIntroduction | Childhood | Meeting Her Wife | Moving to Western North Carolina | The Marriage Ceremony | Being Misunderstood By Family [10/21/2019 | 0:21:00]
Yvonne Cook-RileyLinkIntroduction | Childhood | The Transgendered Experience | Coming to Asheville, North Carolina | A Neutral Amount of Life Improvement Since Coming to Asheville | An Interest and Love of the Natural World | The Farm and Femininity | Academic Performance in Grade School | Coming Out | Enlisting in the US Air Force | Marriage and Children | Awareness of the Gay Community | A Coming Out Experience | Experiences and Exposures During the s | Isolated Communities | The Beginning of Her Path [04/17/2019 | 1:34:16]
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