Interview with Gary Clark Patton, March 16, 2011

Project: Queer Appalachia Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Gary Patton describes growing up gay in rural eastern Kentucky, why he felt he needed to leave, and why he now feels comfortable going back. He discusses discovering homosexuality and his gay identity in Appalachia. He talks about coming out to his family and becoming more social and forming more connections after coming out and after finishing medical school. He talks about what it is like to be openly gay in Pikeville, Kentucky and why people fear coming out.

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2011oh189_quapp001

Interviewee Name

Gary Clark Patton

Interviewer Name

Zachary Clark Pence

Interview Date

2011-03-16

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Patton, Gary Clark Interview by Zachary Clark Pence. 16 Mar. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Patton, G.C. (2011, March 16). Interview by Z. C. Pence. Queer Appalachia Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Patton, Gary Clark, interview by Zachary Clark Pence. March 16, 2011, Queer Appalachia Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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