LGBTQ+ Oral History Project

Interviewee

Allison Hershey

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Interviewer

Jessica Merrick

Date

2009-03-02

Publication Date

Summer 7-20-2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Sexual Minorities, Lesbians, Gay Men, Gays, Retirement Communities, Oral History, Community Life

Subject: topical

Sexual Minorities; Lesbians; Gay Men; Gays; Retirement Communities; Oral History; Community Life; Florida; History; Interviews; Social life and customs

Subject: geographic

Florida

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral History

Format

1 transcript (PDF) 14 pp.; 1 audio file (MP4) 40 mins

Collection

LGBTQ+ Oral History Project

Identifier

L34-00004

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Rights Statement

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