Sam Dorr

Title

Sam Dorr

Description

Sam Dorr shares his life and career in Louisville, Kentucky. Dorr describes being fired from his job for being gay in 1981, the ensuing legal struggle, and publicly coming out as gay during that period. Dorr also shares his passion for the Episcopal Church, and talks about his husband Charles, whom he legally married in 2009.

Subject

Louisville (Ky.)
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Homophobia.
Gay high school students
Closeted gays.
Gay men.
Sexual orientation.
Divorce.
Gays--United States--Social conditions.
Gay men--Relations with heterosexual women
Gay men--Sexual behavior.
Gays--Identity.
Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
Gay couples--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
Gay men--Identity.
Homosexuality.
Homosexuality in the workplace.
Gays--Employment--Law and legislation

Format

video

Identifier

2018oh546_lgbtq039

Interviewer

Adriana Sisko

Interviewee

Sam Dorr

Interview Keyword

Alcoholism
Childhood
Compulsory heterosexuality
Gay marriage
Marriage equality
Gay culture
Gay bars
Legal issues
Lawsuits
Children of gay parents
Christianity.
Religion
University of Kentucky
Gay youth
First National Bank of Louisville (Ky.)

Files

out_dorr.PNG


Citation

“Sam Dorr,” OutSouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, accessed December 6, 2019, https://www.nunncenter.net/outsouth/items/show/54.