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Jessica Merrick; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; University of South Florida -- Tampa Library
University of South Florida Libraries
This is a transcription 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 briefly describes her life story, mentioning her time as a nun and how she came to accept her sexual orientation. Most of the interview focuses on life in the community: relationships with neighbors, social activities, clubs, et cetera. The interviewee describes her practice of past life regression therapy and Quantum Touch healing. There is also a lengthy discussion about her cats.
Sexual Minorities, Lesbians, Gay Men, Gays, Retirement Communities, Oral History, Community Life
1 sound file (60 mins.) : Digital, MP3 file; 1 transcript (PDF) 27 pp.
Sexual Minorities; Lesbians; Gay Men; Gays; Retirement Communities; Oral History; Community Life; Florida; Interview; History; Social life and customs
Interviewee name is a pseudonym, used by request of the interviewer.
University of South Florida
LGBTQ+ Oral History Project
Heart, Rebecca, "Rebecca Heart Oral History Interview" (2009). LGBTQ+ Oral History Project. 7.