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Prout, Valda, 1935-


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Valda Prout interview part 1, 2021-06-15

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc030_08_1.wav

Ms. Prout discusses her experiences in grade school and living in public housing in Boston, her introduction to the gay world, moving to New York City in the 1950s and gay and transgender culture then, the influence of trans women from D.C. on the New York scene, and her decision to move to D.C. based on those relationships and its status as Chocolate City.

Dates: 2021-06-15

Valda Prout interview part 2, 2021-06-21

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc030_08_2.wav

Ms. Prout discusses gay and transgender culture in NYC in the 1960s and 1970s, interactions with police, the Stonewall Riots, the impact of AIDS, her decision to move to D.C., the different feeling in D.C., raising her adopted son, and changes in the city.

Dates: 2021-06-21

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AIDS (Disease) 1
Adoptive parents 1
Drag 1
Dupont Circle (Washington, D.C.) 1
LGBTQIA+ parents 1