Interview with Nelson Fields, April 11, 2018

Project: Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Nelson Fields shares his journey toward self-love and acceptance, discussing growing up in Georgetown, Kentucky and realizing his sexuality, yet feeling pressured to deny it due to religious and familial forces. Fields shares how he was in and out of the closet, married then eventually divorced before accepting his sexual identity, rediscovering his spirituality, and finding peace with his family. Fields also discusses in great detail his love for theater, costuming, and the positive role that the Fine Arts Building and Theatre & Dance Department at the University Kentucky played in his life.

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2018oh192_lgbtq009

Interviewee Name

Nelson Fields

Interviewer Name

Adriana Sisko

Interview Date

2018-04-11

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Fields, Nelson Interview by Adriana Sisko. 11 Apr. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fields, N. (2018, April 11). Interview by A. Sisko. Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fields, Nelson, interview by Adriana Sisko. April 11, 2018, Outsouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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