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A Conversation With Keith Plummer Jul 2018

A Conversation With Keith Plummer

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2017.


A Conversation With Mario A. Leiva Jul 2018

A Conversation With Mario A. Leiva

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2014.


A Conversation With Sara Barber-Just Jul 2018

A Conversation With Sara Barber-Just

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1996.


A Conversation With Emily Breakell Jun 2018

A Conversation With Emily Breakell

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2017.


A Conversation With Stephen T. Coady Apr 2018

A Conversation With Stephen T. Coady

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1999. Highlights of this conversation include Stephen's experience in starting ABiGaLe at Holy Cross, his description of the campus climate during the late 1990's, and his reflections on being an activist during this time period.

Interview keywords: student groups, activism, support, coming out, ABiGale, Chaplain's Office


A Conversation With Meghan Griffiths Apr 2018

A Conversation With Meghan Griffiths

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2004. Highlights of this conversation include content on the role of Jesuit and faith-based education on personal development and identity formation. She speaks largely about her roles as an Orientation Leader and cochair of the LGBTQ Alumni network.

Interview keywords: Jesuit, faith, orientation leader, Catholic, queer, bisexual, LGBTQ Alumni Network


A Conversation With Philip Dardeno Ii Apr 2018

A Conversation With Philip Dardeno Ii

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2002. Highlights of this converation includes content on being involved in Allies and ABiGaLe, being gay at the turn of the century at Holy Cross, community and campus involvement.

Interview keywords: Allies, ABiGaLe, Millennial March, September 11 Terrorist Attacks


A Conversation With Karen Mcshane Apr 2018

A Conversation With Karen Mcshane

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2006. Highlights of this conversation include content on feelings of homesickness in college, events demonstrating global context such as teh 9/11 terrorist attacks, organizations on campus such as ABiGaLe, hate crimes, relationships, support systems, Holy Cross' Jesuit identity, the patriarchal language of Catholic services, mental illness and post-graduation resources.

Interview keywords: homesickness, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, coming out, ABiGaLe, hate crimes, relationships, support, Jesuit, Catholicism, atheism, Chaplain's Office, Counseling Center, clinical depression, Spanish, LGBT Alumni Network


A Conversation With David B. Harvie Apr 2018

A Conversation With David B. Harvie

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1982. Highlights of this conversation include content on how Mr. Harvie commuted from home for his first two years at the College, as well as how his experience junior year while studying abroad in Germany helped him to be more confident in his sexuality. Furthermore, Mr. Harvie is very involved in the Catholic community. He helps organize a church, "In God's Image," for the LGBTQ community in New Jersey.

Interview keywords: Study Abroad, Chaplain's Office, Munich, Germany, coming out, night life, day student, commuter ...


A Conversation With Mark Campbell-Foster Apr 2018

A Conversation With Mark Campbell-Foster

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2004. Highlights of this conversation include content on a variety of experiences, including living through 9/11, being an RA [resident assistant], and dating men who were in and out of the closet while at Holy Cross. He also offers unique insight to being LGBTQ+ at Holy Cross as he describes his experience with hearing loss and how he was openly gay going into college. Mark was a Psychology major, Deaf Studies minor while at Holy Cross and is now an audiologist.

Interview keywords: Chaplain ...


A Conversation With Jamie Hoag Apr 2017

A Conversation With Jamie Hoag

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1998.

Interview keywords: Outfront, Chaplain's Office, Catholicism, religious, relationships, student involvement, government


A Conversation With Christopher Brown Apr 2017

A Conversation With Christopher Brown

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross Alum who graduated in 2004. Highlights of this conversation include content on the interviewee’s transition to the Holy Cross community, extracurricular involvements, spiritual life, and career in student services at St. Benedictine College in New York state.

Interview keywords: Allies, ABiGaLe, Office of Student Affairs


A Conversation With Mark Thivierge Apr 2017

A Conversation With Mark Thivierge

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1970.

Interview keywords: social movements, 1960's, activism


A Conversation With Michael Mccarthy Apr 2017

A Conversation With Michael Mccarthy

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1973.

Interview keywords: theater, law, Fenwick Scholar, Vietnam War


A Conversation With Suzanne Lamoureux Kriesant Mar 2017

A Conversation With Suzanne Lamoureux Kriesant

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1998. Highlights of this conversation include content on being bisexual at Holy Cross.

Interview keywords: ABiGale, bisexuality


A Conversation With George Grattan Mar 2017

A Conversation With George Grattan

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1991. Highlights of this conversation include George's reflections on the Holy Cross campus climate during the early 1990's, bisexuality, and the coming out process.

Interview keywords: closet, college, coming out, family, Jesuit, professional life, study abroad, support


A Conversation With Connelly Akstens Mar 2017

A Conversation With Connelly Akstens

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1968. Highlights of this conversation include reflections on living as a closeted transgender person at Holy Cross in the 1960's and her transgender outreach efforts following her time at Holy Cross.

Interview keywords: activists, academics, basketball, closet, colleges, coming out, communities, compartmentalisation, Digital Transgender Archive, conferences, educators, free inquiry, intersex, Jesuit, musicians, provision of information, relationships, Roman Catholicism, sports, sportspersons, students, transgender community, transgender identity, transgender people, writers


A Conversation With Anonymous (3) Apr 2015

A Conversation With Anonymous (3)

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who attended in the early 2000s and came out during her senior year. She provided insights on her experiences as a queer woman on the Holy Cross campus and shared how her life has changed since leaving "the Holy Cross bubble."

Interview keywords: alum, ally, Catholic shame, college, identity, Iraq War, Jesuit, microaggressions, multicultural, oppression, post-college, social justice, queer/dyke


A Conversation With Joe Sasso Apr 2015

A Conversation With Joe Sasso

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1975. He discusses his experience of Holy Cross during the 70's and the lack of awareness the student body had for any type of gay identity. Additionally, he describes his experience coming out at age 45. In the interview, he reflects on how it would be or would not be different if he had been out on campus at this time and his recommendations on how Holy Cross can continue to support LGBTQ students.

Interview keywords: adulthood, alum, Catholic Church, college, cycling, family, friendship ...


A Conversation With Alisha Thompson Apr 2015

A Conversation With Alisha Thompson

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2014. Highlights of this interview include the interviewee's reflections of campus life as a closeted and out GLBTQ student as well as the sources of support she turned to throughout her four years.

Interview keywords: closet, college, coming out, family, Jesuit, professional life, study abroad, support


A Conversation With Anonymous (1) Apr 2015

A Conversation With Anonymous (1)

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in the late 1980s. Conversation topics range from the cultural climate at HC to coming out to family and career.

Interview keywords: adoption, career, children, coming out, college, dating, first generation, friendships, identity, labeling, love, parenthood, partners, relationships, sexuality, social class, social norms


A Conversation With Tim Mooney Apr 2015

A Conversation With Tim Mooney

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1992. Highlights of this conversation include Tim's reflections on the Holy Cross campus climate during the early 1990's and the coming out process.

Interview keywords: academics, campus, coming out process, conservative, family, friendship, heteronormativity, Jesuit, LGBT, relationships, religion, stereotypes, Worcester


A Conversation With Carmine Salvucci Apr 2015

A Conversation With Carmine Salvucci

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1984. Along with sharing his reflections on his experiences at Holy Cross, Carmine offers personal reflection on family life, acceptance, and the relationship between LGBTQ identity, Jesuit ideals, and the Catholic Church.

Interview keywords: athletics, Catholicism, college culture, coming out, counseling, donations, families, first-generation students, gay men, identity, Jesuit, LGBTQ, masculinity, normalization, reflection, student life.


A Conversation With Anonymous (2) Apr 2015

A Conversation With Anonymous (2)

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1987. This alum was not out at Holy Cross. He reflects on his time on and off the hill and on the state of LGBT legal protections today.

Interview keywords: activism, college, coming out, dating, friendship, gay men, HIV/AIDS, legal protections, marriage, media, politics, professors, social class, theatre, work, working class.


A Conversation With Jeff Apr 2015

A Conversation With Jeff

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2013. Jeff discusses their experiences at Holy Cross as an out student and as a student leader and activist.

Interview keywords: activist, battle fatigue, coming out, friendship, heterosexism, higher education, Jesuit, leadership, progress, relationships, residence life, student organizations, training