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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
Scope and Contents In her oral history, Kelly Rees describes her childhood in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania and her family of seven siblings. She discusses her relationship with her parents and the process of coming out as a teenager in Wilkinsburg. She discusses the gay community in Pittsburgh, its small size, and the butch/femme dynamics that she observed. She describes the bar scene in Pittsburgh during the 1980s as well as where LGBTQ spaces are emerging today in the city. She shares her insights and...
Dates of Materials: 2013 March 19