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Princeton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Oral History Project

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center

The Princeton LGBT Center grew from the worked conducted by graduate students in the offices of the Dean of the Chapel and the Dean of Student Life beginning in 1989. In the early 2000s, Princeton professionalized the coordination of LGBT student activities by creating a LGBT Student Services Coordinator position. In 2006, the LGBT Center opened its doors and continues to supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students and employees by providing community-building, education, events and initiatives.

The Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project launched in the summer of 2017 and is a partnership between by the LGBT Center, Princeton Bisexual Transgender Gay and Lesbian Alumni/Fund for Reunion (BTGALA/FFR), Community-Based Learning Initiative, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the University Archives, with support from the Provost's Office's Princeton Histories Fund.

During the summer, undergraduate and graduate students interview lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) alumni and current and former LGBTQIA staff and faculty to learn about their lives, particularly their experiences being LGBTQIA (out and not out) at Princeton, and their perceptions of the climate for LGBTQIA people at Princeton at different points in time. Student interviewers participate in extensive oral history methods training as a requirement for participating in the project and are paid research assistants.

The project is coordinated by the LGBT Center and the Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project Advisory Board, whose members are: Suman Chakraborty '97 (Board Co-Chair), Christina Chica '15, Gill Frank (Visiting Fellow at P's Center for the Study of Religion), Howard Gertler '96, Lelabari Giwa-Ojuri '14, Robert Gleason '87, Judy Jarvis (LGBT Center Director, Board Co-Chair), Karen Krahulik '91, Tobias Rodriguez '11 and Ruby Nell Sales *75.

In addition to this collection, oral histories of LGBTQ Princetonians were collected as part of the 2013 Every Voice Conference which can be found here.

This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name.

This collection was transferred to the University Archives in October 2017, February 2018, and June 2018 by Judy Jarvis, the Director of the LGBT Center.

To explore more oral histories about Princeton's LGBTQIA community please visit the Alumni Association Records Series 4A: Every Voice finding aid.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection was processed by Valencia L. Johnson in 2017. Finding aid written by Valencia L. Johnson in October 2017. Finding aid updated by Valencia L. Johnson in December 2017. Additional interviews proccesed and finding aid updated by Michelle Peralta in July 2018. Additions proccessed and finding aid updated by Valencia L. Johnson in February 2019 and 2023. Interview summaries for 2017-2019 interviews created by James Morales (Class of 2026) in 2023. Interview summaries for 2021-2022 interviews created by August Roberts (Class of 2025) in 2023.

No materials were separated from this collection.

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Valencia L. Johnson; Michelle Peralta
Finding Aid Date
2017
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Acosta, Daniel (Class of 1988), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Acosta reflects on his childhood in Chicago and how he navigated his second generation Mexican-American identity. He discusses his arrival to Princeton and his involvement in Charter, the Aquinas Institute, and the Third World Center. He also speaks about the visibility of an "out" classmate, his refusal to experiment during the AIDs crisis, and how he learned about Gay life through books at Firestone Library. Finally, he reflects on how he came to terms with his identity and discrimination he received during and after his time at Princeton.

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Adams Medina, Rhonda (Class of 1987), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Adams discusses her familial and academic upbringing as racially discriminatory but largely affirming of her identity as a Black woman and her childhood perspective on LGBTQ identities. She explains her experience as an ally at a Gay at Princeton (GAP) meeting in the 1980s and reflects on the ways she used awareness of the group to better inform her RA work. Finally, she explains how she's continued to maintain her allyship throughout her personal life. Other topics include personal, formative college experiences like her long-term relationship with her boyfriend and her close proximity to a student death on campus.

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Aguayo, Alexander (Class of 2013), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Aguayo elaborates on his childhood Hispanic community and his experience coming out to his friends and family during high school. He speaks about exploring his gay identity at Princeton through his social network and an IvyQ conference. Aguayo also explains his work with the LGBT Center as an administrative assistant and later as a peer educator. Finally, he elaborates on his post-graduate studies in comparative literature and the process of explaining his identity to his Mexican parents.

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Allman, Connor (Class of 2004), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Allman discusses navigating his sexuality during childhood and his decision to attend Princeton as a legacy student. He elaborates on his participation within Triangle Club and Tower eating club as sources of fun and support for his identity. He also describes his experience coming out at Princeton as accepting and his experiences with the largely word of mouth dating culture among gay men. Finally, he details his life after Princeton as an English teacher in China, New York, and Colorado.

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Amin, Pankaj (Class of 1995), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Amin discusses forming a large community at Princeton through his experiences with Outdoor Action, as a resident of Wilson College in The Zoo, and as an Electrical Engineering major. He also discusses his struggle to accept his sexual identity amidst the AIDs crisis and throughout his time at Princeton. Finally, he reflects on accepting his gay identity at Harvard Business School, finding a career in consulting, and coming out to his parents later in life.

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Anderson, Julie (Class of 1984), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Anderson discusses how she was drawn to athletics through childhood struggles to embody feminine traits and how her athletic involvement led to her attendance at Princeton. She speaks about her experiences as a Princeton basketball and softball player and how she often struggled with class divides on campus as a middle-class student. In addition, she reflects on how she acted as a peer counselor within relationships with other LGBT students on campus. Finally, she speaks about her post-graduate work which includes graduate school, working with the LA Gay and Lesbian Center and GLAAD, and, later as an administrator in the UC college system.

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Anderson, Scott (Class of 1972), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Anderson describes dating other gay men in high school and within Princeton's traditional, conservative environment. He discusses studying abroad his junior and senior years as a History major and his experiences as a student living in Nassau Inn. He also speaks about his time as a graduate student at UC Berkeley, his work on the prominent gay magazine The Advocate, and his experiences with the AIDs crisis. Finally, he talks about his world travels, consulting career, and long-lasting friendships.

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Armstead, Matthew (Former Staff Member), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Armstead speaks about his experiences with racism and homophobia as a child and being outed in high school. After discussing his attendance at Swarthmore college, he elaborates on his arrival to Princeton as the LGBT Program Coordinator through alumni connections. He describes his experience as a black, queer employee and the ways he connected with and aided students or other staff through community events. In addition, he mentions his involvement in direct action groups and the LGBT Consortium for Higher Education Professionals and the group's later involvement with the Obama administration.

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Bazarsky, Debbie (Former Staff Member), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Bazarsky talks about her work as the director of the LGBT center at Princeton from 2001 through 2014. She discusses working with program coordinators (Matt Carcella, Matthew Armstead, and Andy Choi) and student leaders from the Pride Alliance and LGBT Task Force to organize the center and highlights financial and social support from the alumni group Fund for Reunion, administrative leadership, the Office of Religious, and the Center for Jewish Life. In addition, she speaks on cultivating an open, intersectional space for transgender and asexual students through support groups and meetings. She also discusses the successes and challenges she faced as she enacted changes on a larger institution, specifically from the Anscombe Society and institutional slowness. Finally, she reflects on how she developed her own identity before, during, and after her work at Princeton and her hopes for the future of the center. Other topics include: Organizing the 2013 Every Voice conference and Lavender Graduations.

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Behar, Lonny (Class of 1979), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Behar discusses the difficulties of attending Princeton as a closeted gay man and young student. He elaborates on his experiences with Gay Dances on top of New South and the Douglas Brown incident. Finally, he discusses attending the Every Voice alumni conference in 2013, his creative involvement with reunions, and coming out on his own terms during and after medical school.

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Berkowitz, Dan (Class of 1970), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Berkowitz discusses his childhood in Jersey City with working parents. He speaks about his brief involvement with the Aquinas Institute and the debate club and elaborates on his consistent involvement with Theatre Intime. He reflects on holding a gay identity and maintaining a gay relationship while homosexuality was defined as a mental illness. Finally, he speaks about his work as a director and production member at David Susskind Show and his work within the leather scene.

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Bernstein, Fred (Class of 1977), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Bernstein describes coming out his freshman year at Princeton and subsequently joining the Gay Alliance at Princeton (GAP). He discusses designing GAP's first logo and bringing politician Elaine Noble and psychologist Don Clark to campus as speakers in 1976. He speaks about meeting other gay men on campus and forming a community through the Kosher Dining Hall. He also reflects on the Douglas Brown incident and his attendance at LGBT alumni events like Every Voice and the annual Fund for Reunion.

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Borges, Elizabeth (Class of 2011), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Borges discusses her internal, childhood struggles with her sexuality and her admittance into Princeton. She elaborates on the process of coming out over her time at Princeton and her experiences dating out and closeted peers. She describes her work as an intern with the LGBT Center, working with administrators on the Alcohol Coalition Committee, and joining sororities her sophomore year. In addition, she reflects on her consulting career and how she's built a community through long-term mentorship and friendships.

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Bostian, Lia (Class of 1975), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Bostian details how she navigated her sexuality without role models and within a Catholic, Italian-American immigrant environment. She explains her membership at the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship (PEF) and her participation in bible studies, prayer meetings, and discussions. Further, she details the long process of repressing and eventually accepting her sexuality later in life through counseling and community with other LGBT christians. She also discusses connecting with LGBT alumni through the Every Voice conference and her career as a pastoral and psychological counselor.

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Brower, Todd (Class of 1976), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Brower describes his experiences growing up in a small, rural town and his experiences with language throughout high school. He speaks about his involvement with Triangle Club, the Campus Pub, and studying abroad in France after his sophomore and junior years. He also discusses cruising on campus, awareness of other LGBT students, and coming to terms with his identity during a Fulbright and at Stanford Law School. Finally, he details his experience with gay culture in California during the 1980's and 1990's and discusses his work as an LGBT educator within higher education.

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Carcella, Matt (Former Staff Member), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Carcella speaks about his diverse family and his experiences as a student organizer at Allegheny College. Carcella then details his time working at Princeton as an assistant to the newly formed LGBT Center and with its director Debbi Bazarsky. He describes balancing his gay identity in a professional setting and how he organized LGBT-centered programming in collaboration with the Princeton community. Other topics include his work as the director of Cornell's LGBT Resource Center, the LGBT Resource Professionals Consortium, and the Fund for Reunions alumni group.

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Carrieri, Damian (Class of 2009), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Carrieri recounts his time as a closeted undergraduate and then his experiences as an out, gay graduate student in Chemistry at Princeton. In addition, he reflects on his time as president of the Queer Graduate Caucus before and during the creation of the university's LGBT center. He speaks about his social life as a member of the Old Graduate College, Chapel Choir, Theatre Intime, and Princeton University Players. Finally, he discusses coming out to his family and his postdoctoral work in Denver and Seattle.

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Chakraborty, Suman (Class of 1997), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Chakraborty speaks about publicly coming out as gay and navigating his open identity while attending Princeton. He discusses his student activism as a leader of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Alliance (LGBA), his work as the first out Minority Affairs Advisor (MAA), and as an RA. He talks about navigating his identity with his family and resistance to his actions received on campus from Princeton Students for Tolerance (CPST). Finally, he reflects on his involvement with the Every Voice conference, Fund for Reunion, Princeton BTGALA, and the National LGBT Task force.

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Christianson, Greg (Class of 1989), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Christianson discusses his experience as an out, transfer student at Princeton from North Dakota. He speaks on joining the Gay Alliance of Princeton, later the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Princeton, leading an AIDS benefit his sophomore year, and organizing the Coalition Against Homophobia. Christianson highlights campus discourse surrounding ROTC and CIA recruitment efforts and a sit-in at Nassau Hall during his senior year. Finally, he talks about his career as an environmental lawyer and his current community network.

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Christner, Paul (Class of 1968), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Christner speaks about his decision to attend Princeton and his mental health struggles while attending the university. He elaborates on the romantic relationships he formed as a closeted student at Princeton, joining Terrace eating club, and spending a gap year in Austria. Finally, he reflects on his personal life after Princeton and later interactions with other alumni.

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Chu, Jeff (Class of 1999), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Chu discusses his close relationship with his family throughout his upbringing and how those relationships influenced his decision to attend Princeton. He speaks on attending Princeton as a closeted student and joining the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship. In addition, he reflects on his semester abroad in Belgium his sophomore year, his frustrations with administrative leadership, and finding fulfillment through classes in his upperclassmen years. Finally, he explains Princeton's influence on his life and hopes he holds for future students who enter the university.

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Clarel, Briyana (Class of 2013), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Clarel discusses their childhood education at a Quaker institution, exploring their gender at a younger age, joining theater productions, and their relationship with their younger brother. They speak about entering Princeton early through the Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) summer program, struggling to find a place within Triangle Club and Theatre Intime, leading the Black Arts Collective (BAC), studying abroad, and their time as a peer educator for the GSRC. Further, they detail attending a Princeton Caribbean Connection party at the Carl A. Fields Center and their frustrations as a student worker for the center. Finally, they reflect on their time on campus after their senior year and their experiences in the UT Austin MFA program.

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Clewe, Jane (Class of 1977), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Clewe speaks on her childhood experiences and experimentation with her sexuality, clothing, and illicit activities. She discusses her arrival to Princeton and her experiences as she came out to herself and others during her time at the University. She talks about her participation in a campus karate group, the German Work-Study summer program, Gay Alliance at Princeton programming and dances, and in the Sexuality Education Counseling and Health Services (SECH) program. In addition, she describes the Douglas Brown incident and her participation in the Extended Family program in town. Finally, she reflects on living as an out lesbian after Princeton and how her hobbies allowed her to build community.

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Claros, Yujhan (Class of 2010), 2019. 1.3 GB.
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Claros discusses his experience attending Princeton as a queer student of color from Phillips Exeter Academy. Claros speaks on participating in crew his freshman year, working as a peer educator, and attending LGBT Center events. Claros also talks about exclusion he experienced as a gay man of color from the on-campus gay community, studying abroad in Europe, and their graduate studies.

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Cofino, Andy (Former Staff Member), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Cofino talks about his time as a program coordinator with the Princeton LGBT Center and how he came to terms with his gender identity during his time at Princeton. He speaks about his hiring process at Princeton, working with different administrators, developing the Woke 101 program and Difference and Dialogue and Action orientation programming, and bringing Laverne Cox to campus. In addition, he reflects on his work after Princeton at UCLA and familial support he's received as he transitioned.

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Conway, Patrick (Class of 1970), 2017. 1 GB.
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Conway reflects on how he came to attend Princeton through the Naval Reserves program and his experiences while attending Princeton as the campus shifted from all male to co-ed. He discusses his involvement with the ROTC program on campus and the Glee club. He speaks on his experiences as a closeted student on campus, coming out to family members later in life, and his investment banking career. Finally, he talks about his experiences with gay barlife in Los Angeles, his HIV positive status, and retiring early.

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Cornwell, Dorene (Class of 1985), 2018. 1.2 GB.
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Cornwell speaks about her experiences at Princeton as a visually impaired and queer student. She discusses her interactions with the Gay Alliance at Princeton and the Women's Center, her long-term relationship with another visually impaired female student, writing for the Forerunner student newspaper, and how she explored academics. She discusses the time she took off from her studies to work as a political organizer and for the Peace Action organization formerly known as SANE. Finally, she reflects on attending graduate school, her career trajectory, and romantic relationships across her adult life.

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Cowls, Shawn (Class of 1987), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Cowls speaks about attending Princeton as an out gay man and the president of the Gay Alliance at Princeton. He discusses interviewing with local and student newspapers amidst the AIDS crisis, the programming and reforms he enacted on GAP as president, organizing funding for LGBT events through the Fund for Reunion and Princeton GALA alumni groups, and the discomfort he felt on campus. In addition, he speaks on the influence of the Gay Women of Princeton (GWOP) group, how his identity affected his working and personal life after Princeton, and his continued work with Princeton BTGALA.

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Cyr, Peppar (Class of 2015), 2017. 2 digital files.
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Darko, Atu (Class of 1999), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Darko reflects on his time at Princeton as a black, closeted gay student amidst a conservative social scene on campus. He describes his experience as one of few black students at Princeton, his struggles with his sexuality, his time on the rugby team, and his experiences with the Ivy eating club. He speaks about leading the Princeton Shakespeare Company, his relationships with other queer people on campus and during internships, and his summers abroad in Greece during his junior and senior years. Finally, he discusses his career and his hopes for further involvement in Princeton's Fund for Reunion alumni group.

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Dembroff, Robin (Graduate School Class of 2018), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Dembroff describes how they developed their sexuality in a conservative atmosphere in Visalia, California and while attending the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. They speak about attending Notre Dame and transferring to Princeton as a graduate student. In addition, they discuss their experiences within the Princeton philosophy department and community as a genderqueer individual. Finally, they reflect on their current position at Yale University and personal struggles they endured as they came to terms with their sexuality.

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Dolan, Jill (Dean of the College), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Dolan speaks about childhood experiences with her sexuality and how she explored her lesbian identity while at Boston University. In addition, she discusses her lifestyle as a writer and lesbian feminist during the Sex Wars and the AIDS crisis. She also talks about attending NYU's theater graduate program and her work as an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She speaks on her relationship with her wife, how they were hired as a pair at Princeton, and her experiences with administration and students as the Dean of the College.

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Diaz, Estela Bernice (Class of 2014), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Diaz speaks about coming out to her family and her time as a female, queer student at Princeton. She reflects on her upbringing within a Catholic, Mexican-American family and how she came to attend Princeton. She discusses coming out and dating at the University, her involvement with the Women's Center and the LGBT Center, and her experiences with Terrace Eating Club. Finally, she speaks about her work as an admissions officer and how her senior thesis influenced her graduate school studies.

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Dotson Winckler, Tanya (Class of 1982), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Dotson discusses her upbringing in a lower-middle class family in the Bronx and how April Hosting influenced her decision to attend Princeton. She describes coming out in her junior and senior year of college and her parent's negative reaction. In addition, she speaks about feeling comfortable in the Princeton Inn dorms and at the Third World Center. Finally, she talks about her relationship with her current wife, personal inspirations, and her entrepreneurial career.

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Erwin, Rodney (Class of 1990), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Erwin talks about his experience as a largely closeted gay and Christian student at Princeton. He discusses his involvement with the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship, the Freshman Summer Orientation Program, and the Princeton for Life movement. Further, he speaks on pressures to date women on campus, feelings of shame, and how he formed his first gay relationship while studying abroad in Russia. Later, he discusses accepting his identity after meeting his husband, his time in medical school, and how he ended up adopting four children. Finally, he discusses attending the Every Voice conference and his community with other gay alumni.

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Flippen, Alan (Class of 1984), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Flippen describes his experience as a closeted gay student at Princeton. He speaks about coming to terms with his sexuality through his participation in student radio station WPRB, access to books at Firestone Library, and his membership with the Gay Alliance at Princeton. In addition, he discusses his journalism career after Princeton, finding his first gay relationships in Rhode Island, his thoughts on the alumni groups Fund for Reunion and BTGALA, and how he helped form the National Lesbian and Gay Association.

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Foley, Sean (Class of 1989), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Foley discusses his time at Princeton as a closeted gay student. He talks about his time with the Glee Club, touring with the group, and his observations on gay student leaders and gay life within the University. He talks about entering his first gay relationship while working abroad, his time as a student at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business, the role of spirituality in his life, and the process of coming out to his family. Other topics include: meeting his long-term, long-distance partner, finding a career in business consulting, and his opinion on the Every Voice conference.

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Ford, Olivia (Class of 2001), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Ford talks about her life and experiences as a Black, queer student at Princeton. She discusses her upbringing in Brooklyn, New York and how her time at a predominantly white school shaped her racial identity. She also reflects on how she came to attend Princeton, the differing queer social dynamics between the LGBT Center and Terrace Eating club communities, and her time as an RCA and peer educator. Finally, she talks about how Black activism influences work as a freelance writer.

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Frazier, Roger (Class of 1960), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Frazier discusses his time at Princeton as a closeted gay student. He speaks on his experiences as a broadcaster for WPRB, his time as student body president, working as a student proctor, and his reflections on Dirty Bicker. He reflects on the lack of visibility and resources allowed to LGBT students during his time at the university. He also talks about interacting with current LGBT Center staff and voices his frustrations with the alumni funding group Fund for Reunions. In addition, he speaks about his acting career, a major injury he sustained while horse-back riding, and how he re-connected with other alumni.

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Giwa-Ojuri, Lelabari (Class of 2014), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Giwa-Ojuri speaks about her experience as a female, queer student at Princeton. She discusses taking the Bridge Year Program in Serbia prior to her first year, playing for the rugby team, and her time as a member of Terrace eating club. She also talks about forming the LGBT social advocacy group, The Princeton Equality Project, and how she formed queer relationships and friendships on campus. Finally, she reflects on coming out to her family and the relationship between her faith and her queer identity.

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Gleason, Robert (Class of 1987), 2017. 1.2 GB.
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Gleason discusses his time at Princeton as a male gay student. He speaks about his involvement with a variety of theater groups on campus including his time as general manager of Theatre Intime, a stage manager for a variety of student shows, and his experience as a member of Triangle Club. He also talks about his visibility as one of the few out students on campus, finding a queer community within Terrace Eating Club, and how he perceived the dances hosted by the Gay Alliance at Princeton. Finally, he speaks about his career as a hotel executive, forming a family after receiving marriage equality, and his involvement as a patron for San Diego's LGBT center and arts groups.

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Gonzalez, Kevin (Class of 1994), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Gonzalez discusses his experience as a closeted gay student from Puerto Rico. He talks about intentionally repressing aspects of his queer identity, navigating the states as a student from outside the US mainland, his experiences with Gay Jeans Day, and how he came to terms with his identity during his senior year. He speaks on coming out after his time after Princeton, his relationship with his cultural and gay identities, and attending the Every Voice conference.

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Gonzalez-Novoa, Eddie (Class of 1993), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Gonzalez-Novoa discusses his experiences at Princeton as a second generation Puerto Rican and gay student. He talks about how his cultural identity influenced his upbringing and how gymnastics determined his decision to attend Princeton. He speaks about forming a community through the Freshman Seminar Orientation Program, participating in student sit-ins at Nassau Hall, working within the Chicano Caucus, and his romantic relationships throughout college. Finally, he discusses taking a gap year, the relationship between eating clubs and students of color, and how he's maintained connections with Princeton student groups as an alumni.

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Goodman, Bill (Class of 1973), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Goodman discusses his time at Princeton as a closeted gay male amidst the Vietnam War. He talks about his struggles with depression as a student, his time abroad in Spain, and protests on campus by the Students for Democratic Society. He also speaks about the beginnings of co-ed education at the university, the general atmosphere around gay students, and how his career intersected with his gay identity.

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Gorenberg, Hayley (Class of 1987), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Gorenberg speaks about her time at Princeton as a female student and her legal work in support of LGBT communities. She describes misogyny she faced at Princeton, influential classes, and how she formed a community with other women at the university. She talks about her activist and journalistic work during the AIDS pandemic and her legal career in public interest law. Finally, she discusses attending the She Roars alumni events and her role as director of New York Lawyers for Public Interest.

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Gray, Gordon (Former Staff Member), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Gordon describes important events throughout his upbringing like his encounters with LGBT teachers, his affinity for music and arts, attending the 1967 World's Fair, and how he came to attend the University of New Hampshire. Then, he details homophobic harassment he faced throughout college, student activism, and his time studying abroad in Vienna. He speaks on his time at Princeton as a gay man, protesting with student activists, and his experience with the gay bar scene in New Jersey. Finally, he discusses homophobic incidents he witnessed as a member of Princeton's biology department and his work with the University's drosophila group.

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Groff, David (Class of 1979), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Groff discusses his time at Princeton as a closeted gay student. He talks about encountering other gay students through his involvement with Theatre Intime, on the B Floor in Firestone Library, at the Dinky Station, and in the Chancellor Green pub. Further, he discusses how the Douglas Brown incident and studying abroad in Britain influenced his time at Princeton. In addition, he speaks about dating women while closeted, his marriage, and how his work as a poet intersects with his gay identity and cultural activism.

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Hahn, Carter (Class of 2007), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Hahn discusses how his family influenced his decision to attend Princeton and his time at the university as an out, gay student. He speaks about his participation on the university's club volleyball team, his time as a member of the Tiger Inn eating club, and his time studying abroad in Australia. In addition, he describes coming out during his junior year, befriending other gay students through Tiger Inn, and his current career as an ad executive for a variety of entertainment companies.

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Hamm, Kathryn (Class of 1991), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Hahn speaks about attending Princeton as a queer, gender non-conforming student athlete. She describes how she was recruited to Princeton for the university soccer team, her mixed experience on the team, and her interest in gender and sexuality studies. She discusses how she came to terms with her sexuality, coming out to her family during her senior year, and campus reactions to Gay Jeans Day and Sally Frank's lawsuit against Tiger Inn. Finally, she talks about working as an out LGBT educator, leading a same-sex wedding business, and her experience returning to Princeton for the She Roars and Every Voice alumni reunions.

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Handler, Jen (Former Staff Member), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Handler describes her time at Princeton as the university's first full-time LGB coordinator. She talks about her attempts to engage the wider campus community with LGBT issues through events like Gay Jeans Day, speaker events, and collaboration with the Women's Center. She also speaks about forming a historical preservation group named Queer Core, renovating the LGBA office in Aaron Burr Hall, and how she dealt with public outcry from alumni in reaction to her position. Finally, she discusses coordinating the peer education program Calypso, student worries about the administration co-opting the LGBT community, and LGBT programming coordinated by the Center for Jewish Life.

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Herendeen, Ann (Class of 1977), 2017. 1.4 GB.
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Herendeen describes her time at Princeton as a disabled, queer, female student. She explains the social isolation she experienced at Princeton, the ways she was unable to accommodate her physical disability at Princeton, and her experiences during a leave of absence. She also talks about finding community with other gay students through Stevenson Hall, dances on New South, and by exploring her sexuality. FInally, she discusses gay culture before the AIDS epidemic,her participation in political activism at Princeton, and her writing career.

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Herrera, Brian (Former Staff Member), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Herrera discusses his life as a gay academic with a background in theater. He speaks about how he developed his sexuality and gender identity throughout his childhood in New Mexico and Saudi Arabia. He also discusses his time as a student at Brown University, his participation in the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, and how he made strides to raise awareness surrounding LGBT identities. He reflects on his career in theater, his graduate studies at the University of New Mexico and Yale, and his observations on the importance of Princeton's student activist groups as a faculty member.

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Ho, William (Class of 1987), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Ho speaks about his time at Princeton as a closeted gay student. He speaks on how he decided to attend Princeton, his membership with the Quadrangle eating club, his thoughts on the Gay Alliance at Princeton, and his involvement with the University yearbook club. In addition, he talks about coming out during medical school, leading support groups for gay students, and participating in gay activism. Finally, he discusses how he found a career in biotechnology, met his husband, and his current social network.

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Houck, Bronwen (Class of 1999), 2018. 1.1 GB.
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Houck discusses her time at Princeton as a female, bisexual student. She speaks about her involvement with various student theater productions through Theatre Intime and Triangle Club, her experience studying abroad in Spain, and her time as a member of Quad Eating Club. She also discusses dating another queer student, joining the LGBT a capella group Fire Hazards, and her reaction to the passing of Matthew Shepard. Finally, she speaks about joining a friend group termed the "Lesbian Posse," her experiences as a bisexual woman in a straight relationship, and her career as a photographer and advertising contractor.

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Houck, Jason (Class of 2003), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Houck speaks about attending Princeton as a closeted gay student as he came to terms with his sexuality. He discusses why he attended Princeton, his membership on the club cycling team, his time as a member of Charter Eating Club, and exploring his interest in visual arts through a summer-long grant program. He also talks about coming out during his senior year, his relationship to Gay Jeans Day, and his time in Thailand after college. Finally, he reflects on his current career, community in San Francisco, and long-term relationship with his partner.

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Huebner, David (Class of 1982), 2017. 1.2 GB.
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Huebner discusses his time at Princeton as a closested gay student and his position as an American diplomat to New Zealand and Samoa. He speaks about joining the Princeton University Band, academics at Princeton, and the lack of gay visibility during his time on campus. He also reflects on his time at Yale Law School, his experience in Japan on the Henry Luce fellowship, and how he formed the AIDS law journal. Finally, he speaks about his time working for GLAAD, including his time as the chair of the organization, his relationship with his spouse, and his work as a lawyer and American ambassador.

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Ihlenfeld, Charles (Class of 1959), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Ihlenfeld speaks about his time at Princeton as a questioning, closeted gay student and his psychiatric work with LGBT patients. He reflects on the lack of support or visibility of gay students while he attended Princeton, his time as a member of the Cloister Inn eating club, and how his relationship with his ex-wife. He then talks about publicly coming out in the New York Times, his work with the endocrinologist Harry Benjamin, and how his experience with transgender patients influenced his decision to come out. Finally, he discusses his relationship with his husband, returning to Princeton for his 50th reunion, and his interest in the Princeton Alumni Weekly magazine.

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Jackson, David (Class of 1987), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Jackson reflects on his time at Princeton as a closeted gay student who advocated for better racial inclusion efforts from administrators. He speaks about his time as USG president, his involvement with the College Republicans, and his advocacy for a more diverse RA population. In addition, he discusses his graduate studies, his time at Lehman Brothers, coming out to his family, and his changing opinions on his Princeton experience. Finally, he also speaks on racism he faced throughout his life, his reactions to discrimination, and the friendships he formed at Princeton.

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Jackson, Shawon (Class of 2015), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Jackson discusses his time at Princeton as a closeted, and later, out gay student. He speaks about how he attended Princeton through the Questbridge program, his successful campaigns and terms as USG president, studying abroad in Spain and Honduras, and his involvement with the DiSiac dance group. He also reflects on coming to terms with his sexuality, coming out during his junior year, creating the Princeton Perspective Project, and his current graduate studies in education.

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Jaffe, Daniel (Class of 1978), 2017. 1.4 GB.
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Jaffe speaks about his time at Princeton as a closeted, gay student. He discusses traumatic experiences, including an attempt at suicide, reckoning his Jewish faith with his sexuality, his involvement with the Gay Alliance at Princeton, and the Douglas Brown incident. He also talks about academic stressors, studying abroad in Russia, and his experience with romantic relationships with men and women at Princeton. He also reflects on his activism for lesbian and gay rights while at Harvard Law School, his career as a creative writing professor, and his relationship with his husband.

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Jenkins, Mike (Class of 2003), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Jenkins discusses his experience at Princeton as a closeted, and later, out gay student. He speaks about majoring in English, coming out to his friends, his involvement with the Pride Alliance, and his work as an editor for The Daily Princetontonian. He talks about his experience as a member of Colonial eating club, working backstage for BodyHype, working as a peer sexual health advisor. Finally, he reflects on how his studies at Princeton continue to influence his life and his hopes for the future.

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Katz, Joan (Class of 1979), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Katz speaks on her experiences at Princeton as a closeted lesbian and queer woman who came out during her time at Princeton. She discusses connecting with other queer students through the Gay Alliance at Princeton, romantic relationships during college, coming out to her family, and her relationship with Judaism. She also discusses her struggles with mental health as a student and her interest in musical performance. Finally, she talks about her involvement with the alumni group Fund for Reunion, her perspective on feminism and queerness, and her advocacy for LGBT youth.

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Katzenbach, Charlize, 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Katzenbach speaks about attending Princeton and coming to terms with her identity as a trans woman over her lifetime. She talks about her artistic work at Princeton, her anti-war activism, writing for the Prism magazine, and her perspective on eating clubs at the time. She also talks about experiencing the beginning of official coeducation and meeting her wife. She reflects on major life events including medically and socially transitioning, the traumatic loss of her child, starting a construction business, joining Alcoholics Anonymous, and working on the forum TransPulse.

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Kloecker, Jay (Class of 1988), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Kloecker talks about his experiences as a closeted, gay student at Princeton. He speaks about harassment he faced as an adolescent and how he realized his sexuality at a young age. He discusses his experiences with Outdoor Action, the Freshman Singers Club, and having girlfriends as a cover for his sexuality. He speaks about his experiences at Duke University's law school, his law career, and his time as a choral singer. He also reflects on meeting other alumni at reunions, working for gay couples as a lawyer, and his advocacy for same-sex marriage within the Episcopal Church.

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Kowalik, Joan (Former Staff Member), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Kowalik discusses her time at Princeton as the women's head basketball coach from 1984 through 1995. She talks about hiding her sexuality while coaching students, her record as Princeton's coach, and her perspective on prominent homophobic collegiate coaches. She also speaks about her coaching career at St. Lawrence University, attending the Ewing Presbyterian Church, working at St. Andrews as an athletic director and health educator, and marrying her wife.

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Krahulik, Karen (Class of 1991), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Krahulik speaks about her time at Princeton as an out lesbian student, a part-time LGBA affairs coordinator, and her role as the senior associate dean for international affairs. She discusses discrimination she faced from roommates and members of the varsity swim team, support she received from other queer administrators, and her senior thesis on gay and lesbian marriage. Shealso talks about working part-time in LGBA affairs while attending graduate school, her time as the director of Duke University's LGBT Center, and her work as a dean at Brown. Finally, she discusses her return to Princeton, her gender identity, and conceiving her child.

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Kraybill, Nancy (Class of 1976), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Kraybill reflects on her time at Princeton as a student in the fourth class allowing co-education, coming out as a lesbian during law school, and how she conceived and adopted her children. She discusses struggling academically at Princeton, her advocacy for the university's divestment from South Africa, meeting other LGBT students, and how she came to major in art history. She also speaks about questioning her sexuality after Princeton, attending UCLA law school, and her relationship with her daughters.

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Kumagai, Leona (Class of 2006), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Kumagai speaks about her time at Princeton as an out, bisexual student, her relationship with her culture and family, and her teaching career. She discusses her membership at Terrace eating club, her close-knit group of friends, participating in Kendo Club, and writing for Tiger Writing. She also talks about influential professors, her favorite places on campus, discrimination she faced throughout her life, and teaching high school students in Newark and New York City.

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Lamar, Nancy (1960s Graduate), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Lamar discusses her identity as a cross-dresser and attending Princeton amidst an atmosphere which excluded LGBTQ identities. She talks about her familial background, her educational experience at Princeton, and her perspective on the traditional, privileged place of the eating clubs. In addition, she speaks about her introduction to cross-dressing and transgender culture in New York City, navigating her gender identity with former and current partners, and her leadership with the New York organization CDI. Finally, Lamar reflects on the CDI's general history, the development of transgender culture over her lifetime, and how she gives back to her community.

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Leslie, Dana (Class of 1978), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Leslie speaks about her life as a bisexual, trans woman and her experiences at Princeton while closeted. She discusses becoming blind, attending the New School, and transferring to Princeton as a sophomore. In addition, she speaks about cruising while at Princeton and the small gay community at the University. She also speaks about her bisexual activism, specifically for the 1978 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, her activism for transgender rights in the late 1990's, and her transition. Finally, she discusses her graduate studies at Brown University and the LGBA community support she found at the university.

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Lewis, Jon Carl (Class of 1987), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Lewis speaks about his time at Princeton as a black, closeted student. He discusses his time with the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship, the discrimination faced by black students, the Nude Olympics, and his inability to enter an eating club during his last two years at Princeton. He also speaks about homophobia during his time at the Princeton Theological Seminary, his transfer to Harvard Divinity School, and his career as a journalist. Finally, he discusses re-developing his connection to Princeton by joining the board for the alumni group Fund for Reunion.

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Li, Dixon (Class of 2014), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Li speaks about his time at Princeton as an Asian-American, queer student. He discusses feeling isolated from the university's queer and Asian-American communities, working as a peer educator for the LGBT Center, influential professors, and his institutional criticisms of Princeton. In addition, he speaks about the effects of coming out to his parents, studying abroad in Italy, and his friendship with queer graduate students. Finally, he talks about his intersectional self, his relationship to dance, and his career after Princeton.

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Ling, Bob (Class of 1964), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Ling discusses his experiences at Princeton as a gay, asian student. He speaks about how he developed his interest in marketing, his time as a member of the Key and Seal eating club, forming his first relationship, and his experience attending compulsory chapel sermons. In addition, he reflects on witnessing a student's suicide during his senior year. Finally, he talks about the work he does as an alumni, his career at Bloomingdale's, the gay community in New York City, and how he met his current partner.

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Lozano, Maru (Class of 1986), 2017. 1.4 GB.
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Lozano discusses her time at Princeton as a questioning student from Puerto Rico. She speaks about working for and with the Third World Center, forming the university's first spanish-speaking theater group Teatro ochenta y seis, and her friendships with closeted students. She also speaks about childhood sexual abuse, sexual harrassment she faced on campus, repeating her junior year, and her mental health struggles. In addition, she reflects on coming out to herself as a bisexual, and later, as a gay woman across her graduate studies. Finally, she talks about returning to campus as an alumni and her employment struggles.

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Mahin, Philip (Class of 1985), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Mahin speaks about his time at Princeton as a closeted student. He discusses his major in comparative literature, his involvement with club volleyball, and his dorm in Princeton Inn. He discusses speaking about his sexuality with administrators, his crush on another student, and the Gay Alliance of Princeton's physical and social distance from the campus community. Finally, he reflects on marrying his husband under New York state law, his awareness of the AIDs crisis, and his career in continuing medical education.

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Mahood, Frank (Former Staff Member), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Mahood speaks about his career as a designer and production manager for Princeton University Press. He discusses his childhood amidst World War II, his experience at Carnegie Mellon University, and his arrival at Princeton. In addition, he talks about forming the Gay Alliance at Princeton, its division into separate university and township groups, and his involvement with the town group, Gay People Princeton. He also discusses making GAP's banner, posters for a dance on top of New South, and his attendance at the first International Gay Rights Congress. Finally, he discusses the development of his family, his retirement, and his work with the Baynard Center for Social Justice.

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Marcom, John (Class of 1979), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Macom speaks about his time at Princeton as a questioning, closeted student. He discusses writing for the student magazine Business Today, influential classes, working in New York City during after his junior year, and interning at the New Jersey State Endowment for Trenton. He also talks about his time in Seoul on a Luce Fellowship, his work with the Wall Street Journal, losing friends during the AIDs crisis, and coming out to his family. Finally, he reflects on meeting his husband and returning to work for TIME magazine.

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Martin, Heather Rae (Class of 2007), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Martin speaks about her experience at Princeton as a queer student during the early 2000s. She discusses her time as a member of the dance groups the Black Arts Collective, Expressions, and her participation in Friday Night Thing. She also talks about a long-term relationship with another woman which ended in a domestic dispute, the academic consequences, and the support she received from LGBT administrators and an ally professor. Finally, she talks about leaving the Jehovah's Witness faith, her struggles to work her way through the corporate world as a queer, black woman, and working with the queer alumni group BT Gala.

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Mason, Roger (Class of 2008), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Mason speaks about his experience at Princeton as an out, pansexual student. He discusses his childhood sexuality and gender expression, attending the Pilgrim School, and how the black queer student play Holding Hands With Darkness influenced his decision to attend Princeton. He also talks about his time as the artistic director for the Black Arts Company, taking on a drag role in a McCarter show, and his senior thesis production of Orange Woman. Finally, he reflects on coming out to his family, social isolation at Princeton, and his theatrical career after college.

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McWaine, Duane (Class of 1980), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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McWaine discusses attending Princeton as a questioning and closeted, gay student. He speaks about his observations of the Gay Alliance at Princeton and their parties at the top of New South. He also talks about participating in Triangle Club shows, and navigating the differences between Bay Area and East Coast cultural practices as a black man. He also reflects on his private psychiatric practice and losing friends and community members during the AIDS epidemic. Finally, he speaks about moving to New Zealand as the partner of the first openly gay ambassador and his personal work with the Samoan government.

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Mejias, David (Class of 1998), 2017. 1 GB.
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Mejias speaks about his time at Princeton as a latino, gay man. He discusses joining a hispanic fraternity during his freshman year, coming to terms with his identity while studying abroad in Madrid, and participating in the 1995 sit-in for Latino and Asian-American studies. He also talks about his perspective as a student on administrative support for LGBT students and how his perspective changed after he began working for Princeton's alumni relations. Finally, he explains why there were a small number of students of color who were out on campus, discusses traveling off-campus to date and participate in the gay community, and reflects on coming out to his family.

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Miceli Carleton, Q (Class of 2012), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Miller, Fiona (Class of 2009), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Miller speaks about her experiences at Princeton as a questioning, and later, out bisexual student. She discusses her participation and later hosting of a group for queer women named Friday Night Thing, her experience coming out to classmates in-person and via Facebook, and her participation in the Pride Alliance and Queer Radicals. She also talks about coming out to her family, her involvement with Terrace eating club, dating within the university's small LGBT community, and working as an LGBT peer educator.

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Monet, Maia (Class of 1993), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Monet discusses her time at Princeton as a student and her gender transition later in life. She speaks about connecting with other LGBT students and meeting her ex-spouse. She speaks about managing the virtual alumni networking site named TigerNet after graduating from Princeton, coming to terms with her transgender identity, coming out to her family, and beginning her social and medical transition. Finally, she speaks about her youtube channel, the process of continually coming out to cisgender people, and her current relationship with campus.

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Morrow, Sue Anne Steffey (Former Staff Member), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Morrow speaks about the support she offered to LGBT students as a Dean of the Chapel from 1981 through 2003. She discusses working on an unnamed LGBT task force, providing an office for the Gay Alliance at Princeton, hiring the first LGBT coordinators for the university, and officiating the first same-sex wedding in the University Chapel. She talks about negative alumni reactions to the wedding, explains why same-sex and straight marriages were documented separately, and her experience working under three different university presidents.

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Pariseau, John (Class of 1969), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Pariseau speaks about his experience at Princeton as a closeted, gay student. He discusses repressing his sexuality on campus, cruising areas near the Princeton train station and bathrooms, and his awareness of other gay students at the time. He also talks about his academic interests, his time as a major in the Wilson School of Public Policy, and his career after Princeton. In addition, he speaks about meeting his husband, finding out that he was HIV positive, his relationship with his parents, and marrying his husband when New York state legalized gay marriage.

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Perez, Justin (Class of 2014), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Perez speaks about his gay identity and his time at Princeton as a member of the university's post-doctoral Society of Fellows. He discusses his undergraduate experience at Notre Dame, studying abroad in Peru, his graduate studies, and his participation in the Gay Volleyball Association. He also talks about his field research, why he came to Princeton as a fellow, his impressions of Princeton's LGBT Center, and how he developed and taught queer studies courses at Princeton.

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Peters, Trey (Class of 1979), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Peters discusses her time at Princeton as a lesbian student. She reflects on joining the Gay Alliance at Princeton, the threat of physical violence against out LGBT students on campus, her activism for a university anti-discrimination clause, and the Douglas Brown banner incident. In addition, she reflects on LGBT peers and friendships she made on campus, allyship from the Sex Education Center, and how some in the administration helped GAP students. Finally, she describes losing a classmate to HIV, marrying her wife, adopting her children, and her struggles as a low-income, first generation student.

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Philip, John (Class of 1976), 2017. 0.1 digital files.
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Phillip speaks about his experience at Princeton as a gay man and coming out on campus. He discusses his experience in an openly gay relationship, peer reactions to his coming out, attending dances hosted by the Gay Alliance at Princeton, and his experience at the Every Voice alumni conference. In addition, he describes attending gay clubs as a student, closeted gay men in Ivy Club, and his friendships at Princeton. Finally, he speaks about living in New York City before and during the AIDS crisis, his experience on Fire Island, and losing friends to AIDS.

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Press, Robert (Class of 1967), 2017. 1.6 GB.
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Press speaks about attending Princeton while questioning his sexuality and his experience coming out as gay later in life. He discusses dating women at other schools, struggling with his sexuality, his conservative class year, attending mandatory chapel services, and befriending other pre-medical students. He also talks about pursuing an MD/PhD, his experience working as an infectious disease physician during the AIDS crisis, and coming out to his family. Finally, he reflects on leaving his wife, his first long-term gay relationships, and working as the Chief Medical Officer for his hospital.

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Price, Jennifer, 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Price discusses her time at Princeton as a lesbian student-athlete. She speaks about the homophobic environment she faced on the field hockey team, openly dating other women, and how she dealt with negative reactions from her friends to her sexuality. She also talks about working in educational mentorship programs, organizing events with the Women's Center, attending Pride Marches, and going to lesbian bars with the group Ladies of the '80s. Finally, she discusses family reactions to her sexuality, having children with her wife, her career in education, and her experience at the Every Voice alumni conference.

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Prier, Megan (Class of 2011), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Strier discusses her time at Princeton as a questioning student. She speaks about transferring into Princeton's engineering program after her freshman year, joining the Princeton Ballet Company, interning with a professor, and studying abroad in South Africa. She speaks about coming out privately while in South Africa, her decision to remain closeted at Princeton, and finding community through the 2D co-op. Finally, she reflects on her year-long fellowship in Egypt, her master's in Sweden, and coming out after moving to San Francisco for work.

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Razi-Thomas, Andrea (Class of 1996), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Raeder, Paul (Honorary member, Class of 1955 and Class of 1962), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Rexford, Jen (Class of 1991), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Richter, Jeff (Class of 1985), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Rodriguez, Gabriel (Class of 2010), 2017. 1 GB.
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Rosen, Howard (Class of 1980), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Rudy, Jason (Class of 1997), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Saiff, Barry (Class of 1983), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Salvato, Nick (Class of 2000), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Santana, Jorge (Class of 2008), 2017. 1.4 GB.
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Satyal, Rakesh (Class of 2002), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Schuhmacher, Curtis (Class of 1987), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Scott, Cameron (Class of 1993), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Sisco, Paul (Class of 1967), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Smoke, Joe (Class of 1987), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Song, Jackie Yoowon (Class of 2011), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Stephens, Thomas (Class of 1976), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Stover, Glenn (Class of 1971), 2017. 1.2 GB.
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Strayer, Ann (Class of 1982), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Thomas, Jenny (Class of 1982), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Jenny Thomas describes her perspective on the queer scene during her time at Princeton in the early '80s, where she studied psychology and was on the diving team. After graduating, Thomas moved to Japan, where she discovered she was a lesbian and began pursuing photography. After returning to the United States, she spent several years developing her own photography business in San Francisco, where she met her wife, before returning to school to become a nurse.

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Tilghman, Shirley M. (former University President), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Shirley Tilghman discusses her career as a woman studying STEM in the 1960s and '70s, including her time as a molecular biology professor at Princeton University. She then describes her time as president at Princeton University, including the founding of the LGBT center, advocating for Muslim students in the wake of 9/11, and her goals for the university that she was not able to achieve during her presidency.

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Trangsrud, Amy (Class of 2004), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Amy Trangsrud discusses studying physics and interacting with the LGBT community on Princeton's campus through the acapella group The Fire Hazards, the LGBT center, and through working as a peer educator. After graduating, Trangsrud earned a PhD in astrophysics from CalTech and helped develop that campus's support systems for LGBT students. Trangsrud then went on to work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Trumpler, Maria (Class of 1982), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Maria Trumpler discusses studying biophysics as a woman in the 1970s and '80s, particularly her efforts to apply a feminist lens to science. She describes her time as an undergrad at Princeton before getting her PhD at Yale, where she was faculty for an extended period of time. During this time, Trumpler met her now-wife, and she describes how this relationship introduced her to ideas around queerness and lesbianism. Trumpler later had a brief stint at Harvard before returning to Yale to work on supporting LGBTQ+ students.

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Tucker, Ara (Class of 2001), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Ara Tucker describes her engagement with the queer community during her time at Princeton, including organizing a queer film festival and finding support through the office of religious life. Tucker describes the important role religion has had in her life, from providing queer-affirming community at Princeton to her getting married in the Princeton university chapel. Tucker also describes her work as a Black queer artist.

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Tuschman, Bob (Class of 1979), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Bob Tuschman discusses his experiences of internalized homophobia, as well as his coming out process during his senior year at Princeton University. He describes early GAP meetings and his writing of the first Princeton thesis to include the word "gay". Tuschman discusses living in New York during the AIDS crisis and how the loss of his friend motivated him to volunteer and join the board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Ulruch, Brandon (Class of 1996), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Brandon Ulrich describes finding and building the gay social scene at Princeton through meetings, dances, and eating clubs. He discusses the difficulties he faced being openly gay, both on- and off-campus. He also discusses his struggles with drug use and his work as a nurse.

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Volckhausen, Alex (Class of 1993), 2017. 0.1 GB.
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Alex Volckhausen discusses growing up in New York City during the AIDS epidemic and the crack epidemic. He then describes his social life at Princeton, as well as his feeling isolated from the queer community during his time as an undergraduate student. Volckhausen finally discusses studying architecture before embarking on a highly successful Broadway career after Princeton.

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Vrachnos, Anastasia (Class of 1991), 2018. 2 digital files.
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Walkinshaw, Brady (Class of 2006), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Whelan, Amy (Class of 1996), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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White, Tina Madison (Class of 1982), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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Wood, Davida, 2019. 0.1 GB.
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Wyn, Mark (Class of 1980), 2017. 1.8 GB.
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Zia, Helen (Class of 1973), 2017. 1.1 GB.
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Name Withdrawn (Class of 1963), 2018. 2 digital files.
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Name Withdrawn (Class of 1975), 2018. 0.1 GB.
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This speaker discusses the process of him realizing he was gay in the late '60s and early '70s, including his experiences coming out to his friends at Princeton. He describes how the books, zines, and other queer materials at Firestone Library helped him feel less alone in his early years at Princeton. He discusses the wonderful social network he was involved in at Princeton, including an extensive informal gay social scene. He also contrasts his experiences at Princeton with the experiences outside the orange bubble, as well as the experiences he heard from later students.

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AR.2018.106. Name Withdrawn (Class of 1976), 2017. 1.2 GB.
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This oral history delves deeply into the counter-cultural movements of the late 20th century. The speaker describes learning about sexuality throughout the 1960s and finding progressive social spaces while getting a B.A. at Grinnell before attending graduate school at Princeton University. He then describes his experiences working in Washington, D.C. and then his personal engagement with counter-cultural and spiritual movements. Finally, he describes his life as a single gay father figure to two young boys, and how his identity as a gay man impacted his outlook on life

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Name Withdrawn (Class of 1984), 2017. 1.4 GB.
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This oral history speaker describes his family difficulties growing up and the intricate social scene he was a part of while studying anthropology at Princeton. He describes the relationship between his identity as a gay man and his passion for intellectual thought. He tells the story of how he met his current husband and partner of 30 years at the G.A.P. office in Princeton University's Aaron Burr Hall. Finally, he discusses his extensive law career and reflects on how being born in Cuba has influenced his life.

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Name Withdrawn (Class of 1994), 2019. 0.1 GB.
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This oral history includes description of how the speaker realized she was Trans, as well as details of her transitioning process. She describes how playing Dungeons and Dragons enabled her to explore her gender identity before she realized she was Trans. She also discusses what it was like to transition as a married adult with children, including the harmful backlash she experienced from her then-wife and her struggle to get custody of her children. Furthermore, she describes her conversion to Judaism and how it relates to her Trans identity.

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Name Withdrawn (Class of 2005), 2018. 1 GB.
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This oral history speaker describes how he came to Princeton University, his commitment to the sport of rowing, and his study of geochemistry. He describes how internalized homophobia kept him away from the gay social scene at Princeton until he joined Terrace, which he felt was a safe space. He then describes his struggle with depression and the difficulty he faced understanding the relationship between his attraction towards men and his faith. Finally, he discusses how he came out to his family and his career afterwards in finance technology.

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Aupperle, Peter (Class of 1982), 2022. 1.5 GB.
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In this oral history, Peter Aupperle discusses his experience of being queer and low-income at Princeton and Columbia, including the difficulty he faced finding a psychiatric residency program due to homophobic discrimination. He describes what it was like living and working in New York City during the AIDS crisis and how his identity as a gay man intersects with his mental health struggles. He also discusses founding a still-active group for queer students studying health science at Columbia and being the first same-sex couple married in his city.

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Bellinzoni, Arthur (Class of 1957), 2022. 1.63 GB.
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Cadden, Michael, 2022. 0.1 GB.
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Cadden describes the development of his interest in theater during his time studying at Yale and as a Marshall Scholar in the U.K., eventually leading to a career studying theater. He discusses his long career at Princeton, during which he taught the first LGBT literature course and witnessed the development of queer studies at Princeton. Finally, he discusses some of his work with developing a group for queer Princeton alums.

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Costanzo, Anthony Roth (Class of 2004), 2022. 0.1 GB.
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Costanzo discusses his career in opera and musical theater, as well as his experiences as a gay man at Princeton.

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Joslin, Tim (Class of 1986), 2022. 1.8 GB.
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Joslin discusses his successful career as an architect and his experiences as a gay man. This includes the connection between his faith and gay identity, his experiences exploring his sexuality in the 1980s, and his engagement with the lesbian and gay community while at Princeton. Joslin also describes his experiences learning to live with HIV.

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Lederman, Isaac (Class of 2015), 2022. 1.6 GB.
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Lederman discusses his time as a student in Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs as well as his later work in law and public policy. When discussing his time at Princeton, he describes his social connections through Terrace and the extracurricular activism groups he was a part of, as well as the places on campus where he felt welcome. Lederman also talks about his high school experiences with internalized homophobia and mental health struggles.

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O'Brien, Ronan, 2022. 0.1 GB.
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Ronan O'Brien discusses his time as an undergraduate student at Princeton University, where he studied a multitude of languages, translation, and linguistics. He describes attending IvyQ and Creating Change conferences, as well as the work he put in to organizing the IvyQ conference when Princeton hosted. Finally O'Brien discusses the work he put into becoming a therapist and how his journey impacted the work he does now.

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Pannell, Glen (Class of 1987), 2022. 0.1 GB.
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Saslow, James (1969), 2022. 2.5 GB.
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Sixto, Brandon, 2022. 0.1 GB.
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Weinrich, Jim (Class of 1972), 2022. 0.1 GB.
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Whitcomb, Muriel, 2022. 0.1 GB.
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