Interview with Angela Bowen about black lesbian history, and with Danny Yu, 1989 February 5

Title

Interview with Angela Bowen about black lesbian history, and with Danny Yu, 1989 February 5

Date

1989-02-05

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on February 5, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews black lesbian feminist writer and activist Angela Bowen about black history. Bowen is a member of the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays since 1985, and has been the editor of their magazine Black/Out since 1986. Bowen talks about how she deals with prejudices against her at the intersection of class, race, gender, and sexuality. She also speaks specifically about homophobia in the black community. Danny Yu, a student from Tufts University, is also a guest on the show. Yu, a gay Asian man, asks Bowen if it was difficult for her to integrate her lesbianism with her racial identity. Yu also asks Bowen about her activist work in organizations that are predominately lead by white men and women. Bowen also talks about how AIDS has brought black lesbians and gay men together.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Bowen, Angela; Yu, Danny; National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays (U.S.); Race relations; Homophobia; AIDS (Disease); Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-056_19890205

Duration

32:03

Bit Rate/Frequency

128000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with Angela Bowen about black lesbian history, and with Danny Yu, 1989 February 5,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed May 22, 2018, http://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/159.

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