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Schiano, Rita


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

Rita Schiano interviewed by Olivia Rossetti, 2016 March 16

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Rita Schiano describes her childhood in a close-knit Italian American community in Syracuse, New York, and her difficult experience in secondary school. The interview follows her life through her engagement to a man late in high school and an introduction to the women’s liberation movement in her first year of her undergraduate studies, leading Schiano to come out as gay. During the same time, she helped found consciousness raising groups around women’s rights and a gay...
Dates of Materials: 2016 March 16

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