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Toole, Jay


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

Jay Toole interviewed by Ryan Rasdall, 2010 March 17

Scope and Contents

The oral history of Jay Toole discusses her childhood, her family, and her time living on the streets as a young butch lesbian, her drug and alcohol addiction and her queer activism in her later life. The interview is particularly strong on the topics of homelessness, New York City shelters, activism and Queers For Economic Justice.

Dates of Materials: 2010 March 17