LGBTQIA+ Oral History Archives

Lorena Russell and Kitty Hancock, Part 1

Interview Date:  March 22, 2019

Interviewer:  Libby Ward

Interview Length (HH:MM): 01:14

Topics Covered: Coming Out / Early Experiences | Community Needs / Services | Identity / Intersectionality | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | On Being LGBTQ | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Rebuilding - Friends / Family / Community | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles

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Introduction | Residence in Western, North Carolina | Childhood Memory | Coming Out Narratives | Defining Coming Out | First Gay-related event | Dating Life Stories | UNC-Asheville | Veterans Affairs LGBTQ Programs | Support Network in Western, North Carolina | LGBTQ  Community Activism | Contact with Different People | First Meeting | Favorite Memory Together | LGBTQ Media Representation | Educational Background | Conclusion

Outline of the Interview

Segments: Introductions | Involvement with Local LGBTQ+ Organizations | Building a Support Network in Asheville | Personal Identities | Experiences as a Couple | Frequent Interactions as a Trans Woman | Coming Out Stories | First Time in a Queer Space | Connections Fostered by the LGBTQ Community/ Reflections on Personal Growth and Awareness | Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community | Support Needs for Western North Carolina's LGBTQ+ Community | Favorite Stories as a Couple | Finding Satisfaction in Life

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