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Liu, Aidan (Audio Interview and Transcript)

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creator
Maynard, Audrey
Liu, Aidan
date
2022-09-27T14:51:42Z
2022-09-27T14:51:42Z
2022-03-10
2022-09-27 (issued)
description
Aidan Liu (he/him) is a former Wake Forest student who began his transition during his college career. In addition to being involved with the LGBTQ Center, he was also involved in the Baptist Student Union, as well as the Asian Student Interest Association. However, as he remained closeted for the rest of his time at Wake Forest, he lived what he called a "double life", where he separated his life as a trans man from his life as a WFU student. He also spoke of the anxieties that he felt in regards to being trans, such as the harm that mass media does in regards to portraying a very specified version of queer people. However, because of many positive experiences, such as attending T-Time and Lavender graduation, he said that the benefits outweigh the downsides. He even goes as far to say that it was realizing that he is trans and beginning to transition in the safety of the queer community that was the biggest reward of attending WFU, not recieving a diploma.
format
audio/mp3
oral histories (document genres)
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/101354
language
English
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
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subject
Wake Forest University--History
Queer Public Histories
LGBT community centers
Sexual minorities
Student unions
Asian American sexual minority students
Asian American college students
Transgender college students
title
Liu, Aidan (Audio Interview and Transcript)
type
Sound

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