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Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project: H

Hall, Mike

Interviewee: Mike Hall
Interviewer: Morna Gerrard
Date of interview: February 4, 2021

Hays, Dimid

Interviewee: Dimid Hayes
Interviewer: Franklin Abbott
Date of interview: April 14, 2023

Hayward, Dave

Interviewee: Dave Hayward
Interviewer: Andy Reisinger
Date of interview: February 19, 2016
Extent: 1 audio file

Interviewee: Dave Hayward
Interviewer: Andy Reisinger
Date of interview: October 14, 2016
Extent: 1 audio file

Dave Hayward is a write, artist, and political activist. He has been involved with groups such as the Atlanta Gay Liberation Front and Gay Spirit Visions. He is the co-founder and  coordinator of Touching Up Our Roots, and Atlanta LGBTQ_ story project. 

Hussain, Pat

Interviewee: Pat Hussain
Interviewer: Hillery Rink
Date of Interview: March 31, 2017
Extent: 1 audio file; 4 video files

Interviewee: Pat Hussain
Interviewer: Ashley Coleman Taylor
Date of Interview: August 28, 2017

Pat Hussain helped to establish the first GLAAD chapter in Atlanta, and while working for the Gay and Lesbian Task Force, she helped to  organize the first March on Washington. After attending the 1993 Creating Change 1993 conference, which led to the founding of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), she served as its first co-director (with Pam McMichael). Hussain co-founded Olympics Out of Cobb County.

Abstract, March 31, 2017 interview:
Hussain begins by reflecting on her childhood in Atlanta during segregation, mentioning her interactions with the Freedom Riders. She recalls participating in a sit-in demonstration in Atlanta at the age of 12. After discussing her time in the Marine Corps, Hussain describes the abuse she experienced as a Black queer activist on the 1990s. She then talks about her marriage at the age of 18 to a man, which lasted about a year and a half. She goes on to recall going to a gay bar for the first time and having her first sexual encounter with a woman. Hussain discusses her efforts to help found Olympics Out of Cobb alongside John Ivan Weaver in response to an anti-gay resolution in Cobb County and her involvement with Southerners on New Ground. She concludes by reflecting on the current political climate in relation to her activism and her long-term relationship with her wife, Cherry. 


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