Interview Location: Iowa City, IA and Shoreham, NY (recorded remotely)
Place of Birth: Urbana, IL
Birth Year: 1982
Occupation: Mail Sorter
Interviewer: Elliot Wesselborg
Summary: Heather discusses her early experiences with leftist activism, her involvement and eventual disillusionment with conservative politics, being trans within lesbian communities, and finding an affirming faith community in an evangelical church. She also offers her thoughts on intergenerational dialogue among queer people and kink as a means of coping with dysphoria.
Interview Location: Grinnell United Church of Christ, Grinnell, IA
Interviewers: Lucid Thomas and Lydia James
Summary: In this group interview, LGBT and allied parishioners of the Grinnell United Church of Christ reflect on how perspectives on race and sexuality have changed locally in the church over the years, what it means to be an Open and Affirming congregation, experiences being allies to LGBT people generally in Iowa, and more.
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