Oral history of Sister Cheyenne Demure
Description of Content: This oral history concerns LGBTQ+ life and activism, drag culture, kink and leather culture, religion, discrimination, disability, and sexual assault in Colorado. Sister Cheyenne Demure’s oral history is the second in History Colorado’s collection about drag performers and culture and the first in 46 years. Sister Cheyenne discusses the shifting culture and community support for queer Coloradans as someone who grew up in a homophobic Coloradan environment, reviewing key points in queer history like the AIDS epidemic and the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. Sister Cheyenne’s activism as a fully professed Sister of the Golden Nugget Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence extends to disability justice demonstrations, support for anti-racist groups, increasing accessibility to sexual health materials, and acting as a physical barrier to homophobic attacks alongside the Parasol Patrol. This oral history was collected by Holly Fitzpatrick for their Oral History Internship in the summer of 2021.
Physical description: one digital file in video and audio formats. 1 hour and 10 minutes in length. Video available on YouTube.
Audio available on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/historycolorado/oral-history-of-sister-cheyenne-demure-202221?si=2dcdd502a6e24ec19581f3c1273a584b&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Oral history of Sister Cheyenne Demure, 2022.2.1. History Colorado, Denver, Colo.