Interview Location: Stevensville, MT (recorded remotely via Zoom)
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA
Birth Year: 1951
Occupation: college professor and artist
Interviewer: Elliot Wesselborg
Summary: Bobbie shares memories of growing up in an artistic family in Philadelphia, meeting her wife as an undergraduate, working as a professor of studio art at Grinnell College, navigating decisions about medical transition, and the role of rural landscapes in her art.
Summary: Jude talks about growing up in small-town Illinois as a multi-racial and gender non-conforming person, their struggles with mental and physical health, and their experiences as a student at Grinnell College.
Summary: Christine talks about her experiences growing up in Iowa, coming out to the United Methodist Church and surrendering her order, clinic work during AIDS pandemic, and the history of her and her wife since adolescence.
Interview Location: Remote from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Sammamish, Washington
Pronouns: He/him or They/them
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth Year: 1966
Occupation: Queer Zine Archivist, Sexuality Educator, Computer Tech Support Consultant
Interviewer: Steven Saada
Summary: Chris shares their experiences at Grinnell College during the 1980s, including the impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis and the student organizing to found a gay and lesbian resource center on campus. They also discuss their continued advocacy around intersectional issues at Grinnell and beyond.
Interview Location: HSSC, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Place of Birth: Maryland
Birth Year: 1997
Interviewer: Amari Brooks
Summary: Kyle talks about his favorite memories from growing up in Maryland, attending private school, finding a queer community that addresses his LGBT and racial identity, and his experiences in Grinnell the past 4 years.