0:00 - Introduction and family background

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Partial Transcript: Jk: My name is Julia Kleppen I am sixty seven, today's date is June 26th 2007. And I'm interviewing my domestic partner at Milwaukee Public Library, and her name is...
HL: Holly Standish Loveland. Age fifty nine. Today's date, same thing, six, twenty six, oh seven. At Milwaukee Public Library and I'm talking with my partner.

Segment Synopsis: Loveland and her interviewer and domestic partner Julia Kleppen introduce themselves, and Loveland discusses her family background and happy upbringing.

Keywords: Families; Youth

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2:16 - Coming out and attending the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights

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Partial Transcript: HL: I think we're supposed to talk a little bit about the gay community here. While in Detroit I came out, around seventy seven. And I went to the first big gay March on Washington in seventy-nine. Very very powerful experience. We said that there were fifty thousand of us they said there were seventy-five thousand of us.

Segment Synopsis: Loveland describes attending the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979 and discovering the size and breadth of LGBT organizations in the United States. She then discusses the coming out process and details telling her friends and family, who were supportive.

Keywords: Coming out (Sexual orientation); Families; Friends; Inspiration

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4:25 - Administering Milwaukee City Government's computer systems as a lesbian

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Partial Transcript: HL: When I came to Milwaukee I was sort of recruited to work in city government. And
JK: Sort of? They kind of went after you!
HL: Well it was hard to find women in my field, which was computer systems at the time and they were an affirmative action, the city government here was pretty progressive...

Segment Synopsis: Loveland describes working as an administrative leader in Milwaukee City Goverment's computer systems and keeping her lesbian identity out of the office. She details an event where the newspaper mistakenly made it seem as if she had been selected to be a government representative to the LGBT community, and the reactions she experienced at work. She also discusses being a woman in a leadership position.

Keywords: Discrimination in employment; Human Rights League; Work

Subjects: Lesbians -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Politics and government Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Social life and customs

12:00 - Coming to Milwaukee and finding the LGBT community

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Subjects: Gay community -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

14:27 - Working with the Human Rights League on domestic partnership advocacy

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18:24 - Meeting Kleppen at a counsling group for older lesbians

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22:09 - Post-retirement activities and volunteering in disaster relief

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28:18 - Kleppen and Loveland's complementing character traits

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31:06 - Sharing the nature of their relationship with extended families

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35:46 - Reflecting on the value of political protesting and conclusion of interview

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