Interview with Lex Lawson, June 21, 2011

Project: Queer Appalachia Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Lex Lawson grew up in Berea, Kentucky. In this interview they talk about feeling like they did not belong in their community, and about discovering sexuality and gender. They talk about coming out as bisexual in high school and their parents' reactions to their interest in gender variance and punk culture. They talk about moving to Richmond, Kentucky to attend Eastern Kentucky University and their difficulty making connections while there due to anxiety and insecurity. They talk about what it is like to return to Appalachia and how it feels to hide their identity. They talk about what it means to be genderqueer and how it has changed how others perceive them.

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2011oh223_quapp009

Interviewee Name

Lex Lawson

Interviewer Name

Zachary Clark Pence

Interview Date

2011-06-21

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Lawson, Lex Interview by Zachary Clark Pence. 21 Jun. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lawson, L. (2011, June 21). Interview by Z. C. Pence. Queer Appalachia Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lawson, Lex, interview by Zachary Clark Pence. June 21, 2011, Queer Appalachia Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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