LGBTQIA+ Oral History Archives

Kelly Harrison, Part 1

Interview Date:  August 1, 2019

Interviewer:  Rachel Muir

Interview Length (HH:MM): 00:49

Topics Covered: Bar Culture | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Equity / Diversity / Privilege | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Inclusion / Safe & Welcoming Spaces | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | LGBTQ at School | Life in the Closet | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles

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Introduction Childhood in Hot Springs, NC | Coming Out as Gay Living a closeted life | LGBT Community and Role Models in Youth | Aids Crisis in High School; First Pride Event | Going to College and Searching for LGBT Community | LGBT Organizations in Asheville C.L.O.S.E.R. and Avoiding the Gay Bar Scene | Gay Bar Scene in Asheville, NC | Mental Health Therapy and Coming Out | HIV Blindness and Health Service Experiences | Social Work Background and Leaving that Field | Spiritual Journey and Welcoming Institutions | Assessing Diversity in Asheville’s LGBT Community

Outline of the Interview

Introduction | Childhood in Hot Springs, NC | Coming Out as Gay | Living a closeted life | LGBT Community and Role Models in Youth | Aids Crisis in High School; First Pride Event | Going to College and Searching for LGBT Community | LGBT Organizations in Asheville C.L.O.S.E.R. and Avoiding the Gay Bar Scene | Gay Bar Scene in Asheville, NC | Mental Health Therapy and Coming Out | HIV Blindness and Health Service Experiences | Social Work Background and Leaving that Field | Spiritual Journey and Welcoming Institutions | Assessing Diversity in Asheville's LGBT Community

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