Oral History with Michael Sutphin, November 5, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Title

Oral History with Michael Sutphin, November 5, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Description

Michael Sutphin was a student at Virginia Tech from 2002-2006. While at Tech, he was a student activist involved with LGBTA (now HokiePRIDE) and a writer and editor for the Collegiate Times. During his time on campus he organized the first Freedom to Marry demonstration on the Drillfield in 2004 and served as the President of the LGBTA in 2005. After graduation, he worked for the College of Agriculture and Life Science, which lead him to his current position as the public relations coordinator for the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Since 2011, Sutphin has also served on the Town Council for the City of Blacksburg, and he's currently vice-chair of Equality Virginia, the state's largest LGBTQ group.

In this interview, Sutphin discusses his involvement on campus and on the Town Council, his activism in the LGBTQ community, and the current climate towards the LGBTQ community and the community's future.

Date

Identifier

Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_SutphinMichael

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

Molly Lash

Narrator

Michael Sutphin

Location

Michael Sutphin’s residence, Blacksburg, VA

Duration

00:43:20

Citation

“Oral History with Michael Sutphin, November 5, 2014 (Ms2015-007),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 7, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2015-007/Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_SutphinMichael.