Oral History with Tom Brobson, November 6, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Title

Oral History with Tom Brobson, November 6, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Description

Tom Brobson graduated from Virginia Tech in 1982. After working in Washington, D.C., for several years, he returned to work for Tech in 1989, working as a fundraiser for the Department of University Relations. A diabetic himself, Brobson went on to work for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

In this oral history, Brobson discusses his life as an undergraduate student and work as a fundraiser at Virginia Tech. He recounts stories of discrimination and threats he felt while an out gay student, discrimination and challenges he's faced at the university, and his activism while an employee, including helping to found the LGBT Caucus and to support Lambda Horizons.

Date

Identifier

Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_BrobsonTom

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection, Ms2015-007, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Sara Evenson

Narrator

Tom Brobson

Location

Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech

Duration

01:07:04

Citation

“Oral History with Tom Brobson, November 6, 2014 (Ms2015-007),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 8, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2015-007/Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_BrobsonTom.