LGBTQ Oral Histories

In Wayne State University’s course, Oral History in the School of Information Sciences, graduate students have been interviewing LGBTQ Detroit leaders since 2016. In that time, Kim Schroeder’s class (Coordinator, Archival Program, Lecturer and Career Advisor, and MOHA Board member) has had the privilege of interviewing all types of activists in the community including founders of a trans support group (Trans Sistas of Color), doctors working with the LGBTQ community during the 1980s AIDS epidemic, an activist assuring fair housing for AIDS patients, publishers of gay newsletters, and many activists working in a myriad of ways to support the community. These oral histories were part of an exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum.

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