Phillippe, Larry 2019-02-27

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This interview features Larry Phillippe as he discusses what it was like to be a gay man living in a conservative society in the seventies, eighties, and nineties. In this interview, Larry also describes his being gay, and his involvement with LQBTQ organizations on campus.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Larry Phillippe

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: February 27, 2019

Location:Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jordan Butler

Length: 00:44:12 (44 minutes)


Introduction; growing up in Lubbock; Gravitating towards making friends that were gay; His friend group in college; after college; Queer Lubbock in the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s; How the campus climate has changed since he arrived; Coping with being in the closet when he was younger; the AIDS epidemic

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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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