Krista Perry

Name

Krista Perry

Biography

Krista Perry was born in Boise, ID in 1983. After coming out in her sophomore year in college, Perry began support groups within the athletic community at Dartmouth College to help others face the challenges and stereotypes of being a gay athlete. At the time of the interview, Perry is the co-chair of the Idaho Safe Schools Coalition - a group dedicated to creating safe school for all students no matter their gender or identity. This interview also discusses the changes in terminology used within the gay community and the difficulty of changing the mindset of a conservative community.

Keywords

Athletics, stereotypes, homophobia in sports, depression, suicide, Ellen DeGeneres, internet, shame, Dartmouth, LGBT terminology, “It Gets Better” campaign, Gay/Straight Alliance, Idaho Safe Schools Coalition

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Interview Date

11-21-2011

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Interview Duration

1:01:41

City

Boise

Rights Management

This material is copyrighted by Special Collections and Archives, Boise State University

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Gender and Sexuality | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Sociology | United States History | Women's Studies

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