Interview with James W. Dinkle, December 1, 2017

Project: Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dinkle talks about his experience of discovering his sexuality and coming out. He talks about how he was affected by living in a conservative environment, and an attempt to create an LGBT organization on the University of Kentucky campus in the early 1980s. Dinkle talks about his role at the University of Kentucky as the Student Body President and a student member of the Board of Trustees. He talks about places in Lexington, Kentucky that he felt were accepting of LGBTQ people, as well as the fears he felt about coming out. He talks about various aspects of his family life, including how they were impacted by the AIDS epidemic. He talks about how society's opinions have changed regarding LGBTQ people since his childhood.

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2017oh739_lgbtq002

Interviewee Name

James W. Dinkle

Interviewer Name

Lance Poston

Interview Date

2017-12-01

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Dinkle, James W. Interview by Lance Poston. 01 Dec. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Dinkle, J.W. (2017, December 01). Interview by L. Poston. Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Dinkle, James W., interview by Lance Poston. December 01, 2017, Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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