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Parker, Susan (audio interview)

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coverage
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
creator
Campagne, Lindey
Parker, Susan
date
2012-02-21
2024-03-08T16:44:35Z
2024-03-08T16:44:35Z
2024-03-08 (issued)
description
Susan Parker was born in November 1958 in Maiden, North Carolina. She describes her family as a traditional Southern Baptist farming household. Church was a big part of her life growing up, but Parker argues that her scope of understanding the world was rather narrow. At the time of this interview in February 2012, it had been about 25 years since she came out to her family. She describes this process and her family's reaction, taking care to note her brother's support. In 1998, Parker and her partner asked the Wake Forest Baptist Church if they would allow them to get married in Wait Chapel. Turmoil ensued since the Baptist Church had mixed sentiments about homosexuality. She describes the process of eventually receiving the approval in September 2000 including advocacy from student groups and University faculty.
format
audio/mp3
0.046527778
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/103085
language
English
relation
History of Wake Forest University Oral histories (RG53.1.2 )
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subject
Wake Forest University -- History
Expanded Wake Voices
Inclusive Student Life Collection
Gay Straight Student Alliance
LGBTQ Center
Wait Chapel
LGBTQ
Queer Public Histories
Women
Same-sex marriage
Sexual minorities
title
Parker, Susan (audio interview)
type
Sound

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