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Human Sexuality: Oral History
Primary and secondary sources in the Special Collections Research Center that cover human sexuality issues.
A.D. Albright describes the place of special interest studies within the university, particularly women's studies, black studies, and Appalachian studies. He addresses stereotypes including the belief that librarians should be women and the faculty and staff of the agricultural college should be men.
Because of his open homosexuality, much of his participation in the civil rights movement and pacifism was not publicized and he remained behind the scenes. He testified on behalf of New York state's gay rights bill, and late in life considered gay rights the most important frontier of civil rights.
Through a partnership between the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and the University of Kentucky's Office of LGBTQ* Resources, this oral history project documents the individual lives of Southern LGBTQ+ individuals, and commemorates the ways those individuals have advanced LGBTQ+ communities both regionally and nationally.
Diverse stories of gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and questioning individuals who grew up, and/or currently live in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) designated Central Appalachian Region, especially Eastern Kentucky.