Gentry, Randall 2018-05-18

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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

Location:Lubbock, Texas

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

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available to listen in Reading Room

Transcript: forthcoming

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