James W. Dinkle

Title

James W. Dinkle

Description

Dinkle talks about his experience of discovering his sexuality and coming out. He talks about how he was affected by living in a conservative environment, and an attempt to create an LGBT organization on the University of Kentucky campus in the early 1980s. Dinkle talks about his role at the University of Kentucky as the Student Body President and a student member of the Board of Trustees. He talks about places in Lexington, Kentucky that he felt were accepting of LGBTQ people, as well as the fears he felt about coming out. He talks about various aspects of his family life, including how they were impacted by the AIDS epidemic. He talks about how society's opinions have changed regarding LGBTQ people since his childhood.

Subject

Sexual minorities--Identity.
Gays--Identity.
Gay men--Identity.
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Lexington (Ky.).
Sexual minority students.
College students--Social conditions
College environment
College student government
Universities and colleges--Administration.
Homosexuality--Social aspects.
College campuses.
Families.
Gay community
Sexual minorities.
Gay rights.
College administrators
University of Kentucky

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh739_lgbtq002

Interviewer

Lance Poston

Interviewee

James W. Dinkle

Interview Keyword

Student body presidents
Board of Trustees
AIDS (Disease)
HIV infections

Sort Priority

0011

Files

James Dinkle.PNG


Citation

“James W. Dinkle,” OutSouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, accessed August 18, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/outsouth/items/show/2.