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0705: Carrie Noble Kline Papers
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
This is an interview with a rural transgendered person, still in a male’s body. He is in his fifties and is a native of the northern half of the state. He speaks of an early denial, both to himself and others, of his desire to wear makeup and dress the part of a woman. Reaching self-acceptance and striving for community tolerance, he has had to abandon relations with a Fundamentalist church and not “rub” his identity in the face of certain family members.
Disclaimer: Some of the language in this interview may use outdated terminology or language.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, kinship, oral history, social acceptance
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Kline, Carrie Noble and Anonymous, "Interview #8 Abstract and Transcript, 2001" (2001). 0705: Carrie Noble Kline Papers. 6.