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0705: Carrie Noble Kline Papers
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
The informant in this interview is a gay male in his thirties raised in a rural area in the southern half of West Virginia. He addresses the conflict that he believes is present within most if not all Appalachian sexual minorities: whether to leave the region in order to be better accepted as a sexual minority, or whether to cede to the ties that keep one near to the family, friends, landscape, and way of life present in the Southern mountains. He describes being cognizant of his sexuality in the third or fourth grade, and slowly, painfully, becoming aware of his family’s view of gays.
Disclaimer: Some of the language in this interview may use outdated terminology or language.
This interview was made available because of the Honors 480 course, Trash or Treasure: An Introduction to Archives during the fall 2021 semester. This item was digitized and metadata was provided by Ashalia Aggarwal.
Appalachia, Rural, West Virginia
sexual minorities, feminism, kinship, oral history, social acceptance
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Kline, Carrie Noble and Anonymous, "Interview #3 Abstract and Transcript, 2001" (2001). 0705: Carrie Noble Kline Papers. 11.