LGBTQIA+ Oral History Archives

Yvonne Cook-Riley , Part 1

Photo Credit: Starr Sariego

Interview Date:  April 17, 2019

Interviewer:  Rachel Muir

Interview Length (HH:MM): 01:34

Topics Covered: Coming Out / Early Experiences | Identity / Intersectionality | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ in the Military | On Being LGBTQ | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility

Photo Credit: Starr Sariego

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Introduction | Childhood | The Transgendered Experience Coming to Asheville, North Carolina | A Neutral Amount of Life Improvement Since Coming to Asheville | An Interest and Love of the Natural World | The Farm and Femininity Academic Performance in Grade School Coming Out | Enlisting in the US Air Force | Marriage and Children | Awareness of the Gay Community | A Coming Out Experience | Experiences and Exposures During the 80s | Isolated Communities | The Beginning of Her Path

Outline of the Interview

Introduction | Childhood | The Transgendered Experience | Coming to Asheville, North Carolina | A Neutral Amount of Life Improvement Since Coming to Asheville | An Interest and Love of the Natural World | The Farm and Femininity | Academic Performance in Grade School | Coming Out | Enlisting in the US Air Force | Marriage and Children | Awareness of the Gay Community | A Coming Out Experience | Experiences and Exposures During the s | Isolated Communities | The Beginning of Her Path

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