This interviewee was born in the Gentilly area of New Orleans in 1978. She was very close to her grandfather, who she said was “the coolest man I’ve ever met in my entire life.” She and her sister, Elizabeth, practiced in front of the mirror to get rid of their Southern accents after moving to Coeur d’Alene. They moved there when she was thirteen, six months after her father died. She grew up Catholic, taught youth group in college before coming out but is now a recovering Catholic. Boise State University’s BGLAD organization is the first time she felt “home.” After a year of reflection, she came out by screaming “I’m gay” out of some friends’ car window. Her story was included in LOGO’s “Coming Out Stories.” She co-founded the drag king troupe, Bois of Boise, which grew from solely entertainment to a more politically driven group.
Italian-American, Catholic, drag kings, politics, family, parenting, children, Bois of Boise, Bitch and Animal, Pride, “Coming Out Stories” on LOGO, BGLAD, Nicole LeFavour, Balcony, Emerald Club, Visual Arts Collective (VAC)
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Gender and Sexuality | History of Gender | Oral History | Sociology | United States History