Oral history interview with Loraine Hutchins

Abstract

Dr. Loraine Hutchins discusses her life growing up in a DC family. She talks about discovering her sexuality through co-op and commune living, and her involvement with various LGBTQ+ organizations throughout the DC area. Dr. Hutchins briefly recalls traveling home to DC from Chicago after the assassination of MLK Jr., and the riots and burning of the city that followed. Dr. Hutchins goes in-depth about the racism and sexism that exists within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the internalized racism she’s worked on her whole life.

Date

Coverage

60s-00s
Native Washingtonian, youth support, bisexual movement

Interviewer

Mark Meinke

Interviewee

Transcription

Yes

Original Format

Yes, 4 recordings available, (47:24; 47:19; 47:21; 23:43), 478.5 MB; 477.6 MB; 478 MB; 239.4 MB

Files

Hutchins, Dr Loraine Abstract + Transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Loraine Hutchins,” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed May 30, 2024, https://archives.rainbowhistory.org/items/show/1235.

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