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This is a transcript of an oral history interview with a lesbian who lives in a gay/lesbian retirement community in Florida, the first such community in the United States. She discusses how she learned of the community and describes the process of purchasing a home and moving in. Most of the interview focuses on life in the community: relationships with neighbors, social activities, et cetera. This interviewee hosts a monthly event called the Lesbian Spirituality Circle Potluck, which attracts women from within the community and from nearby cities.
Sexual Minorities, Lesbians, Gay Men, Gays, Retirement Communities, Oral History, Community Life
Sexual Minorities; Lesbians; Gay Men; Gays; Retirement Communities; Oral History; Community Life; Florida; History; Interviews; Social life and customs
1 transcript (PDF) 14 pp.; 1 audio file (MP4) 40 mins
LGBTQ+ Oral History Project
Hershey, Allison, "Allison Hershey Oral History Interview" (2009). LGBTQ+ Oral History Project. 6.