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Interviewed by Hillery Rink. In the second of her two interviews for the Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project, Lorraine Fontana discusses her attempts to succeed in male-dominated trade industries and the challenges she faced, her civil rights-focused legal career, and her experience working in World Trade Center 7 on the day of the September 11 attacks in New York, N.Y.
Interviewed by Hillery Rink. In the first of two interviews for the Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project, Lorraine Fontana discusses her early life growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. in a working-class Italian-American home, the experiences that led to the realization of her lesbian identity, and her feminist activism with the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance.
Interviewed by Andy Reisinger. In this interview, Lorraine Fontana describes her childhood and family background, and what prompted her to become active in various social justice groups such as ALFA (The Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance). Much of the interview is focused on her time spent working for both ALFA and the Great Speckled Bird in Atlanta during the 1970s.
Interviewed by Andy Reisinger. In this interview, Lorraine Fontana discusses her involvement with the Great Speckled Bird, her memories and perception of the staff, and the lesbian perspective she brought to the newspaper. She also provides significant insight into the formation and operations of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA) and its intersectional philosophy and actions.
Lorraine Fontana is an activist for the LGBTQ community and has fought for social justice since her early college days. Her papers, 1947-2014 (bulk 1968-2010), include correspondence, conference materials, flyers, notes, programs and publications, representing her activities in Atlanta, New York, and elsewhere.