Growing Up as Queer Woman

We talked about the various identities one possesses and how it affects being queer.

Amanda Breuer and Paul Betancourt

One Small Step conversation partners Paul Betancourt (61) and Amanda "Mandy" Breuer (44) discuss agriculture, their shared love and respect for the environment and the role of state and federal government in taking action towards climate change.

Belonging With Multiple Identities
December 17, 2021 App Interview

As members of society, we may find ourselves at odds with multiple different demographics which we belong to. It can be challenging to find full acceptance in any particular one. However, it is possible to find inner peace in a...

Queer San Francisco: Intergenerational Conversation

Discussed Ron’s experiences while living in San Francisco and his artistic efforts throughout the AIDS crisis and the idea of restorative justice.

Minority Identities in LGBTQ+ pt.1

We discussed what it's like to be a minority in a minority, keeping in mind our privileges, and how smaller identities fit in LGBTQ+ community.

Minority Identities in LGBTQ+ pt.2

Second part continuing the discussion of the experience of not being a mainstream identity in the LGBTQ+ community.

First Interview with Alex Harrow

An amazing interview with Alex Harrow, teacher, author, and absolutely amazing person!

Official Family Interview

Speaking about blessings and curses can be rough but this was such a good time. My uncle Jay and I dove into what it was and is like to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community along with all that...

Ian Whistler and Ryan Myers

Fiancés Ian Whistler (23) and Ryan Myers (37) talk about their life together, joking about their cats aka “The Women” and sharing some of their favorite memories.

Shawna Brown and Johana Gourdin

Friends Shawna Brown (34) and Johana Gourdin (26) share a conversation about Black joy and pleasure, queer space, transphobia, restorative justice, community resilience, and accountability. They also talk about the importance of music and movement, how their lives are different...

Jane Hopke & Scott Acord

Jane, a self-described pansexual with ADHD, grew up in an ultra conservative family with a professor for a father. An awkward child, unable to achieve perfection in school or meet her parents’ other unobtainable standards, Jane turned to food and...

In Your Own Words with Marquise Adeleye

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...

Practice Interview with Amalie

Amalie and I dive into her family and personal life while entertaining some hypothetical situations.

Frances Vicioso, Regan Hanley, and CoCo Marie

Colleagues and board members of OutFront Kalamazoo Frances Vicioso (34), Regan Hanley (63), and CoCo Marie (46) share their journeys coming into their identities, reflecting on how the queer experience takes shape across different generations and communities. The three also...

Briiz Jean-Baptiste Vicioso and Ru Hensley

Colleagues Briiz Jean-Baptise Vicioso (19) and Ru Hensley (24) talk about their experiences growing up as young queer people, how their understanding of gender and sexuality has changed over time, and the hopes they have for the work they do...

Barbara Fiebig Bennett Interview

Barbara talks about her experience working in hospitals where gender confirmation surgery was conducted, developing community, and advice for young queer people

Hopes and Memories

Rex Rivers (Baehr) and William Trego Vance, Junior (Curadh) talk about their hopes and memories.

Interview w/Carissa

Just catching up on life. Some heart to heart questions , some fun questions