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Spree Oral History

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Performer, and activist Spree shares her experiences as a Radical Faerie; a member of ACT UP, The Emma Goldman Gypsy Players and The Eggplant Players; and a resident of numerous places around the world including IDA (Idyll Dandy Arts) and her current home of Sassafras. She recounts various AIDS actions she took part of in NYC with her friend activist Ortez Alderman; and touring Europe and the US with fellow performer and friend Maxine. The interview begins with her recalling her family, including her gay brother and unaccepting parents, and living in Georgia. (Summary by Theodore (ted) Kerr.)

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Identifier
v979v336r
Collection
Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Spree
Contributor(s)
Kerr, Theodore
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jun. 8, 2017
Dates Covered
1957 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
ACT-UP
International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)
Marsha P. Johnson
Ortez Alderman
Queer Nation
Spree
Places
Tennessee
New York
California > Los Angeles County > Los Angeles
Europe
Georgia > Glynn County > Brunswick
Topic(s)
Actors
AIDS activists
Appearance
Black people
Childhood
Coming out
Faeries
Families
Femininity
Gender identity
MtFs
Politics
Theatre
Transgender people
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes 1 second
Language
English
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