Minnie Bruce Pratt on the past, present and future of the Queer South
Minnie Bruce Pratt is a queer and feminist icon, renowned for her activism and art. With another spike in anti-LGBT legislation around the South, Minnie Bruce discusses what it’s like to be targeted by these laws. When she came out in the 1970s, the state of North Carolina took custody of her children away from her. And when her spouse, Leslie Feinberg, grew ill, Minnie Bruce experienced directly how our healthcare system treats trans Americans.
On the Reckon Interview, she discusses her history of turning personal pain into art and activism, how growing up in the crucible of the South shaped her career of activism and the importance of sharing the stories of queer Southerners.
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