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Apuzzo, Virginia (1941)



  • Existence: 1941-06-26    
  • Existence: 1905 April 24


Occupations: Catholic nun; Lesbian activist; AIDS activist; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force director.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Virginia Apuzzo Interviewed by Kelly Anderson, June 2-3, 2004

 File — Box 4: [Barcode: 310183630030475]
Scope and Contents In this oral history Virginia Apuzzo discusses her family heritage, growing up in an Italian American community in the Bronx, and her choice to enter the convent. The interview is particularly strong in the areas of Catholicism, faith, and spirituality. Apuzzo discusses her coming out process and the ways that her sexuality became her politics. While she touches on the women's movement, the Houston conference, and the impact of feminism in her life, Apuzzo details in depth her relationship...
Dates of Materials: June 2-3, 2004

Virginia Apuzzo papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00711
Abstract Catholic nun; Lesbian activist; AIDS activist; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force director. Correspondence, reports, news coverage, speeches and speech notes, financial records, and photographs. The papers particularly well document the burgeoning AIDS crisis of the 1980s and the political response. The papers also show well how the Gay and Lesbian Movement grew over time and gained wider acceptance as personified by this one woman's rise in relative political power from the State House in...
Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2012

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00535

Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.

Dates of Materials: 1990-2014