In this interview, Joshua Whitlock discusses his life as a gay man and relator living in Mississippi. Whitlock talks about his childhood in Corning, California, his love and history with equestrian sport, and his thirteen-year long relationship with a man named Tommy. He later discusses his experience with drag in California and his life as a restaurant manager in Alabama. In the last part of the interview, Whitlock talks about his marriage to Hays Burchfield, his experience with Starkville Pride, and being a sperm donor for his lesbian friends. This interview was conducted as a part of the Queer Mississippi Oral History Project through a grant from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Invisible Histories Project, in 2019.
Whitlock, Joshua and Shappley, Maddie, "Whitlock, Joshua" (2019). Queer Mississippi Oral History Project. 1.