Ann

Ann & Janine

Married, with children, but wondering about their possible attraction to women; living in a small town; so unhappy in the marriage that they'd separated from their husbands: two middle-aged women with circumstances in common, each of whom earnestly “wanted to meet somebody just to talk,” met, and their lives as lesbians began.
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Date of interview: 
1994
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Ann
Janine
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Michael Riordon
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English
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Coming Out

Topic: Coming Out

Content includes significant discussion of, or matters related to, coming out.

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.

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Ann, Beth, and Susan

Three lesbians describe their struggles to come to terms with their sexuality, from childhood through their twenties. Two are teachers dealing with homophobic comments in the staff room and classroom; the third is involved in lesbian community organizing.
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Date of interview: 
1994
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Ann
Beth
Susan
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Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Community

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Discrimination

Topic: Discrimination

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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.

Mind and Body

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