Kelsey Sawtelle

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Date of Interview:  March 8, 2020

Interview Location: Marshalltown Public Library

Pronouns: She/her

Place of Birth: Marshalltown, Iowa

Birth Year: 1988

Occupation: Library Assistant, Dance Teacher

Interviewer: Hope Nowak

Summary:  In her interview, Kelsey discusses growing up in Marshalltown, Iowa, discovering her sexuality in college, and redefining the role of religion in her life.

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Richard Gralnek

 

Date of Interview: May 5, 2020

Interview Location: Iowa (recorded remotely)

Pronouns: he/him

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY

Birth Year: 1948

Occupation: retired, worked for insurance companies

Interviewer: Elliot Wesselborg

Summary: Rich tells about growing up in Marshalltown, his early experiences dating girls, transitioning in Des Moines in the early 1980’s and his thoughts about aging as a trans person.

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