Pat and Ralph share parallel stories of coming into their identities in a time before rainbow flags and corporate Pride sponsorship. Pat came out as a lesbian in the 1970s, after the Stonewall Rebellion gave her the courage to stage a revolution in her own life. Ralph was born in 1931. He knew he was different from an early age, but didn’t know what that meant until a classmate in his early teens told him boys like them were called fairies.
EPISODE #7 | Pat & Ralph: Pride Stories from LGBTQ Elders
This is Episode 7, Season 4 of The TMI Project Story Hour: Pride Stories featuring Ralph Goneau and Pat Meeker. Ralph Goneau (1931-2021) lived in Woodstock, NY. He married his partner of 41 years as soon as same-sex marriage became law in NY. Pat Meeker participated in TMI Project’s true storytelling performance at the Mental Health Association in Ulster (Kingston, NY) in, 2019.
This episode was written collaboratively by Eva Tenuto, Blake Pfeil, and Julie Novak, produced and edited by Eva Tenuto, mixed and mastered by Stevie Manns. It was co-produced by Radio Kingston and sponsored in part by MrJulieTees.com.
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