Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Nick Newman


Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Nick Newman


Sexual Minorities -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Queer Omaha Archives
Oral Histories (document genre)


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An oral history interview with Nick Newman concerning growing up as a gay man, coming out to friends and family, his partners, and his experience with AIDS and the AIDS crisis, was conducted by Kelly Crook and Ya'Kieva McCraw on November 12, 2016. Nicholas (Nick) Newman is a Lecturer in Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Newman earned a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, an M.A. degree in Theory and History of Art and Architecture from the State University of New York-Binghamton, and an M.A. degree in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester. He was awarded the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award from UNO in 2014. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Jay Irwin's Fall 2016 Sociology 3700: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies course.

Newman began the interview by discussing his sexual orientation and the process of coming out to his family and friends. He also detailed the significant romantic relationships in his life, from junior high school into adulthood. Newman then discussed his two former partners and losing them both to the AIDS crisis. He later described his involvement with various LGBTQ groups and organizations. Newman concluded the interview by detailing his hopes for the interview project.


2016 November 12


University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries


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Kelly Crook
Ya'Kieva McCraw


Nick Newman




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