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Power, Bet


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bet Power interviewed by Rhys McGovern, 2011 April 11

Scope and Contents

In this oral history, Bet Power describes his childhood in a working-class family in Chicago, and his experiences in the Polish Roman Catholic community as a child. The interview focuses on his involvement and experiences with the lesbian feminist movement in Chicago and Northampton in the 1970s and 1980s, his experiences coming out as a transman in Northampton in the early 1980s, his activism within the LGBTQ community, and the history and development of the Sexual Minorities Archive.

Dates of Materials: 2011 April 11

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020