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- Lynnsy Logue oral history interview 1, 2017 December 28
Lynnsy Logue oral history interview 1, 2017 December 28
In this interview, Lynnsy Logue discusses her experience living in New York City and Charlotte North Carolina as a lesbian woman, her fourteen year career with the Charlotte Observer, and her involvement in various social and political organizations. She particularly highlights what she sees as differences in the gay community between the experiences of men and women. Ms. Logue details her activism in Charlotte, describing her support for a local production of the play Angels in America, which faced local censorship when it was performed at Charlotte's Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in 1996. She recounts how Hugh McColl and other prominent Charlotte figures showed their support for the local LGBTQ community in 1997 in opposition to the County Commission's decision to rescind the county's Arts and Science Council budget after the previous year's fiasco over Angels in America. Ms. Logue goes on to discuss the importance of the collaboration she saw between lesbian and straight feminists and the mixed lesbian and straight organization she founded titled “Wonderful Women,” which lasted for ten years and had over 500 members at the height of its existence. In particular, the organization provided an outlet for women to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, and camping. Ms. Logue mentions multiple people who helped or influenced her, including Donna Arrington, Joan Tillinson, Donaldson King, Sue Henry, and Dan Kirsch.