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.
Interview Location: recorded remotely from Grinnell, IA and Shoreham, NY
Place of Birth: Belmond, IA
Birth Year: 1971
Occupation: Retail assistant manager
Interviewer: Elliot Wesselborg
Summary: In this interview Tom discusses growing up in a small Iowan town and living in group homes as a teenager, his experiences of gay, rural hook-up culture in the 90s, navigating relationships with his husband’s adult children and life as an essential worker during Covid-19.