Sage explored her highly religious upbringing and relationship with her family. She is of Greek descent and her Greek-American culture played a large role in shaping her identity. Her parents rejected her during her young adulthood due to her sexuality and Sage discussed the impact that the ostracization had on her development. Her positive experience with being a part of a long-term, loving lesbian relationship was one that she frequently came back to during the course of the interview. On top of relationships and religion, Sage also examined her experiences undergoing workplace harassment and feeling unwelcome and unsafe in many of her jobs. She worked in academia, retail and food services management, and plumbing, with varying degrees of harassment and acceptance for her sexuality. She has extensive experience working in political organizing and activism for feminist-related issues (such as reproductive rights) and for LGBTQ rights and community development.
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.
Querying the Past, Sage, Maine, Oral History, LGBTQ, Gay, Lesbian
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Ossie, Johnna, "Sage" (2019). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 70.
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