Bobbie McKibbin

Date of Interview:  July 2, 2020

Interview Location: Stevensville, MT (recorded remotely via Zoom)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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.

Jude Grunder

Date of Interview: February 15, 2020

Interview Location: Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Pronouns: They/them

Place of Birth: Champaign, Illinois

Birth Year: 1999

Occupation: Student

Interviewer: Steven Saada

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.

 

Christine Wagner-Hacht

Date of Interview: May 6, 2020

Interview Location: Zoom

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Place of Birth: Burlington, Iowa

Birth Year: 1963

Occupation: Chaplain

Interviewer: Payson Dai

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.

Chris Wilde

Date of Interview: May 10th, 2020

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.

Kyle Lindsey

 

Date of Interview: February 22, 2019

Interview Location: HSSC, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Pronouns: he/him

Place of Birth: Maryland

Birth Year: 1997

Occupation: Student

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.