Data from Voices of Diversity (Interviews)
Voices of Diversity is an online multimedia archive of stories submitted by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Intellectual and social growth is best fostered in a campus community comprised of individuals with varying backgrounds, perspectives, interests, talents, and values. The personal story serves as a powerful tool in aiding the creation of a diverse campus environment by spreading ideas, highlighting differing viewpoints and emphasizing unique personal experiences.
This project seeks to document the experiences of University of Tennessee, Knoxville students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) through personal storytelling. The submissions are text, audio, or a combination thereof. The online archive will serve as a way to document UT’s GLBT history, provide a voice for UTK’s GLBT community, and educate others through the personal and powerful means of storytelling. This project does not have research questions to be answered, instead it is a project to document, archive, and present the experiences of GLBT individuals who are affiliated with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Braquet, Donna and Weaver, J.R. 2008. "Voices of Diversity." http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_lgbtvoic/