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Harris, Shane (audio interview and transcript)

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coverage
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
creator
Harris, Shane
Von Maur, Justice
date
2015-10-24
2024-04-16T14:12:43Z
2024-04-16T14:12:43Z
2024-04-16 (issued)
description
Shane Harris graduated from Wake Foresst in 1998 with a degree in Political Science. At the time of this interview, Harris was employed as a journalist in Washington DC. Throughout this conversation, Harris candidly recalls his experiences at the University and describes having gay friends but not coming out himself until two years following his graduation. Theater played a major role in his college experience as he made many friends through the program and joined the Anthony Aston Players. He was a part of the Lilting Banshees comedy troupe in its early years and recalls several moments with that group. Overall, Harris describes the student body as not very accepting of LGBTQ students, citing a few examples. He also details his engagement with Wake Forest following graduation including participating in the LGBTQ Alumni Conference.
format
audio/mp3
43:55 minutes
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/103324
language
English
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
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subject
Wake Forest University--History
Expanded Wake Voices
Inclusive Student Life Collection
LGBTQ
Queer Public Histories
Rising Voices: A Wake Forest LGBTQIA Alumni Conference
Mother So Queer: A Queer History of Wake Forest University
Anthony Aston Players
Lilting Banshees
Greek life
Theater
Students--Social life and customs
title
Harris, Shane (audio interview and transcript)
type
Sound

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