Penny Rich is a 70-year old lesbian living in Portland, Maine. She recieved a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern Maine. She is known for her involvement in major social events such as Portland Pride and the Women's Coffeehouse, as well as her experiences with gay bar culture throughout the 60's and 70's. She spends her time socializing, exercising, reading, and getting involved in local political and social issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community in Portland, Maine.
Please cite as: Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
For more information about the Querying the Past: Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, please contact Dr. Wendy Chapkis.
LGBT community, socialization, Women's Coffeehouse, Portland Pride, bar culture, drinking, drugs, alcohol, women-centered spaces, lesbian, Women Over 50 group, elderly, aging, Portland, Maine, Michael Rosetti, Charlie Howard
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Sturchio, Bianca and Ossie, Johnna, "Rich, Penny" (2017). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 26.
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