Mary: What is your name and age?
Dawson: Dawson, 19
M: Tell me about yourself, some background info.
D: Gay, brother and a sister, Randolph Southern, Grew up in Lynn
M: When did you really identify with the LGBTQ+ community? Was it hard?
D: Realized in 7th grade, didn’t come to terms until 8th-freshman year. Yes.
M: Are you involved in any LGBTQ+ events, clubs, etc.?
D: Part of Alliance on [IU East] campus.
M: How did it go in high school?
D: Felt lonely and empty, alone.
M: How is it going at IU East?
D: Feels more accepted and comfortable.