Summary: Anna Blaedel discusses their experiences as being an openly queer Clergy member in the United Methodist Church. Anna discusses the multiple complaints filed against them because they are openly queer Clergy.
Interview Location: The Mills Restaurant in Iowa City
Occupation: Musician, currently touring with Paisley Fields and Lavender Country
Interviewer: Hannah Dorf and Zamashenge Buthelezi
Summary: Mya is interviewed prior to her performance with Paisley Fields and Lavender Country. She is a musician currently touring with the two bands, and she has produced her own music. She discusses being trans, butch, polyamorous, and being part of the leather community.
Summary: In this interview, Hannah discusses growing up in a Chicago suburb, and not having a sense of belonging. As she moved to Grinnell, IA for college, she discusses how she has found her people and no longer feels isolated.
Birth Year: Gayla was born in 1962; Cindy was born in 1957
Occupation: Gayla works at Progress Industries and Cindy is a retired Nurse
Interviewer: Hannah Dorf
Summary: Gayla Snook and Cindy Pollard are life-long Iowans. In this interview, Gayla and Cindy tell their story of Iowa legalizing marriage equality in 2009, and the planning of their wedding that occurred a year later. They are active in politics, canvassing for politicians and have met many candidates.
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