Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with John Brannock, April 27, 2013

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:00 - Not accepting his brother, Daryl Brannock

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Partial Transcript: --up, said he had pneumonia, and when Bradley went to--

Segment Synopsis: John Brannock talks about his religious beliefs and his vehement opposition to the LGBTQ+ community. He talks about not accepting his brother, Daryl Brannock, because of those beliefs. He says his mother continued to love Daryl despite their religious beliefs and talks about how their mother raised Daryl compared to the other brothers.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Brothers; Childrearing; Daryl Brannock; Mothers; Non-acceptance; Parenting; Pentecostal churches; Religion

Subjects: AIDS (Disease); Childhood; Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.

00:02:33 - Café LMNOP's opening night--Part I

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Partial Transcript: So why, why did you want to come in and talk about LMNOP if you didn't like--

Segment Synopsis: Brannock gives his views on what he sees as the deteriorating morality of the United States. He talks about he and his mother helping with the opening night of Café LMNOP despite his religious objections. He talks about being friends with the Picklesimers since childhood.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Attitudes; Bradley Picklesimer; Brothers; Café LMNOP; Daryl Brannock; Frank Picklesimer, Jr.; Friends; Helping; Morality; Morals; Mothers; Objections; Opening nights; Religion

Subjects: Bars (Drinking establishments); Childhood; Gay bars; Gay community; Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality--Social aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Lexington (Ky.); Nightclubs; Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual minority community.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.

00:05:26 - His brother Daryl Brannock's death--Part I

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Partial Transcript: So did you go back after--

Segment Synopsis: Brannock talks about his brother Daryl Brannock's death and the wake, which several people from Café LMNOP attended. He talks about kicking the people from Café LMNOP out of the wake. He talks about why he has kept his brother's photos and other mementos despite his antagonism toward his brother.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Attitudes; Bradley Picklesimer; Café LMNOP; Childrearing; Chris Slone; Daryl Brannock; Death; Disapproval; Friends; Funerals; Keepsakes; Mothers; Objections; Parenting; Photographs; Wakes

Subjects: AIDS (Disease); Bars (Drinking establishments); Childhood; Drag performance; Drag queens.; Drag shows.; Gay bars; Gay community; Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality--Social aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Lexington (Ky.); Nightclubs; Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual minority community.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.

00:08:36 - Café LMNOP's opening night--Part II

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Partial Transcript: Did your mom go back to LMNOP after she--

Segment Synopsis: Brannock talks more about he and his mother helping with the opening night of Café LMNOP despite his religious objections. He talks about his mother's deteriorating health.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Alcohol; Bradley Picklesimer; Brothers; Café LMNOP; Cancer; Churches; Daryl Brannock; Drinking; Helping; Illnesses; Mothers; Opening nights; Pentecostal churches; Religion

Subjects: Bars (Drinking establishments); Childhood; Gay bars; Gay community; Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality--Social aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Lexington (Ky.); Nightclubs; Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual minority community.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.

00:10:19 - His brother Daryl Brannock's death--Part II

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Partial Transcript: Did your brother come out to you all at some point? Did he tell you all he was gay?

Segment Synopsis: Brannock talks more about his brother Daryl Brannock's death and how he and his mother reacted to the situation differently.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Churches; Daryl Brannock; Death; Dying; End of life; Harrison Sanitarium; Mothers; Nurses; Pentecostal churches

Subjects: AIDS (Disease); Coming out (Sexual orientation); Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.

00:11:39 - His father's death

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Partial Transcript: Hey, I tell you what, I wish my mom and dad was still alive, but--

Segment Synopsis: Brannock talks about the circumstances surrounding his father's death due to a heart attack and subsequent car accident. He talks about why he blames the doctor for his father's death.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Car accidents; Death; Doctors; Dying; End of life; Fathers; Heart attacks; Jaundice; Lawsuits

Subjects: Families.; Lexington (Ky.)

00:14:20 - Café LMNOP's opening night--Part III

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Partial Transcript: So that must've been a hard--no wonder your brother didn't come out to your family or talk about being gay.

Segment Synopsis: Brannock talks more about he and his mother helping with the opening night of Café LMNOP despite his religious objections.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Alcohol; Café LMNOP; Churches; Daryl Brannock; Drinking; Mothers; Opening nights; Pentecostal churches; Religion; Strictness

Subjects: Bars (Drinking establishments); Childhood; Coming out (Sexual orientation); Gay bars; Gay community; Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality--Social aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Lexington (Ky.); Nightclubs; Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual minority community.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.

00:15:57 - The Brannocks' friendship with the Picklesimers during childhood

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Partial Transcript: So, so you knew Bradley s--from the time he was little--

Segment Synopsis: Brannock talks about he and his brothers being friends with all of the Picklesimer children as they were all growing up.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Bradley Picklesimer; Brothers; Daryl Brannock; Death; Fathers; Feminine; Femininity; Frank Picklesimer, Jr.; Friends; Mothers

Subjects: Childhood; Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality--Social aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Lexington (Ky.); Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.

00:18:41 - The Brannocks' parents

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Partial Transcript: Was your brother in the drag shows at LMNOP?

Segment Synopsis: Brannock talks about his brother Daryl Brannock's participation at Café LMNOP and more about his own objections to Café LMNOP. He talks more about how their mother raised Daryl compared to the other brothers and how their father treated them. The interview is concluded.

Strong anti-LGBTQ+ views are expressed in this interview.

Keywords: Attitudes; Bradley Picklesimer; Brothers; Café LMNOP; Churches; Cooking; Daryl Brannock; Fathers; Mothers; Objections; Parenting; Pentecostal churches; Religion; Treatment

Subjects: Bars (Drinking establishments); Childhood; Drag performance; Drag queens.; Drag shows.; Gay bars; Gay men--Family relationships--United States.; Gay men--Identity.; Gay men.; Gay people--Family relationships.; Gay people--Identity.; Homophobia.; Homosexuality--Religious aspects.; Homosexuality--Social aspects.; Homosexuality.; LGBTQ+ people--Family relationships.; LGBTQ+ people--Identity.; Lexington (Ky.); Nightclubs; Parents of LGBTQ+ people.; Parents of gay people.; Sexual minorities' families.; Sexual minorities--Identity.; Sexual minorities.; Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.; Sexual orientation.