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Ruffino, Renee


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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

Renee Ruffino interviewed by Monica Muñoz, 2013 March 21

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Renee Ruffino describes her childhood growing up in an Italian-American working-class family and community. She talks about attending the University at Buffalo and the various jobs she has held throughout her life. Ruffino reflects on her coming out process and her experiences in the lesbian bar scene in Buffalo, where she met her partner, Sherri Darrow. She discusses the creation and growth of her family, including having one child together and taking in two of her...
Dates of Materials: 2013 March 21