Gentry, Randall 2018-05-18
In this interview, Randall Gentry provides a life history, growing up as a cisgender gay man in conservative Texarkana Texas. He addresses his schooling, coming out to his parents, education at Texas Tech University, life in Lubbock as a gay student, and his work since graduating. He reflects on societal changes for LGBTQIA individuals over the past twenty years.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Randall Gentry
Additional Parties Recorded: n/a
Date: May 18, 2018
Interviewer: Elissa Stroman and Jordan Butler
Length: 01:17:15 (1 hour, 17 minutes)
Basic information and childhood; High school interests, initial interest in Texas Tech; Arriving at Texas Tech; The role of religion in his life; Texas Tech community; Resources for the gay community in Lubbock; influences; After graduation from Tech and graduate school; Post graduate school; How living in a conservative community impacted him later in life; how he sees Lubbock in the future
Original Recording Format: born digital audio
Recording Format Notes: CD copy available to listen in Reading Room
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