Nelson Fields

Title

Nelson Fields

Description

Nelson Fields shares his journey toward self-love and acceptance, discussing growing up in Georgetown, Kentucky and realizing his sexuality, yet feeling pressured to deny it due to religious and familial forces. Fields shares how he was in and out of the closet, married then eventually divorced before accepting his sexual identity, rediscovering his spirituality, and finding peace with his family. Fields also discusses in great detail his love for theater, costuming, and the positive role that the Fine Arts Building and Theatre & Dance Department at the University Kentucky played in his life.

Subject

Gay men
Work ethic
Theatre
Gay bars
Sexual orientation--Religious aspects.
Gay men--Mental health.

Format

video

Identifier

2018oh192_lgbtq009

Interviewer

Adriana Sisko

Interviewee

Nelson Fields

Interview Keyword

Spirituality
Closeted
Southern Baptist
Costuming
Therapy
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Marriage
Self-love
The Bar Complex

Files

Nelson Fields.PNG


Citation

“Nelson Fields,” OutSouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, accessed December 11, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/outsouth/items/show/9.