Ever since his coming out in a Facebook post, Dale Geist has championed queer representation in one of the most conservative music genres. Country. He is the founder of the online blog called Country Queer, where his goal is to shine a light on LGBTQ+ country and Americana music artists. He talks about influential artists such as Bob Dylan, The Indigo Girls, Elton John, Brandie Carlile, and David Bowie. In this 50-minute interview, Geist covers many stories from his life, including discovering his sexuality, the importance of media representation, David Bowie’s positive influence on the bisexual community, and the cultural impact of the devastating Pulse Nightclub shootings.
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Country Queer, religion, nuclear family, media, David Bowie, Music, Americana, country music, bisexual, bisexual erasure, marriage, Newsweek, Brandi Carlile, Pulse Nightclub, Trump, activism, journalism, coming out stories, coming out on social media, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, queer business
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Milewski, Abby, "Geist, Dale" (2022). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 88.
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