Sandy

Sandy & Cory

Having experienced considerable homophobia as a former wife of a logger and a former teacher in rural communities, a woman who is a lesbian and a parent living on an island prefers to be in the closet; her female partner speaks of going back into the closet out of respect for her partner’s wishes.  [Note: Parts of the interview are inaudible.]
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[early 1990s]
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Sandy
Cory
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

Content includes significant discussion of all matters related to sex, sexuality, and relationships (other than familial relationships with parents or children), including: friendships; marriage; divorce; relationship models, etc.

Coming Out

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Sandy

Sandy discusses her childhood and growing up in Iowa and Colorado with her supportive minister father and mother who tried to make her strictly conform to female gender roles. She talks about the impact of her father’s death and discovering her sexuality in relationships. Sandy also discusses her career as a folk musician and her involvement in the entertainment business, her work as a DJ, and developing relationships.
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Collection: 
Date of interview: 
1993
Interviewee: 
Sandy
Interviewer: 
Katie Gilmartin
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Audio
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English
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Arts and Culture

Topic: Arts and Culture

Content includes discussion of making, consuming, and interacting with art and culture, including: art; literature; theatre; reading; movies and film; pop culture, etc.

Family

Topic: Family

Content includes significant discussion of matters related to family, including: one’s relationships with their family members; having and raising children; the experience of having a non-heteronormative/non-traditional family.

Identity

Topic: Identity

Content includes significant discussion of identity/ies (including gender, sexual, racial, religious, and class) and how one self-identifies, and/or significant discussion of the process of finding or determining one’s identity/ies.

Sex and Relationships

Topic: Sex and Relationships

Content includes significant discussion of all matters related to sex, sexuality, and relationships (other than familial relationships with parents or children), including: friendships; marriage; divorce; relationship models, etc.

Social Life

Topic: Social Life

Content includes significant discussion of all aspects of both public or private social life, leisure, and recreation, such as: social gatherings; events; nightlife; partying; clubs; sports; and bars/bar culture.

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