Queer Mississippi (Complete Collection)
In this interview, Hugh Busby discusses growing up gay in Picayune, Mississippi, and his journey to self-acceptance. His religious upbringing initially made it difficult to accept himself as a gay man. As a child, he faced homophobic ridicule for not living up to traditional gender expectations for young boys. In college, Busby was able to find community, especially in the gay bars such as Le Bistro’s Cha Cha Palace in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he and his friends frequented. Busby also shares how he established a thriving Drag career in Memphis as his alter ego Imagene Azengraber, and the experience of being crowned Miss Tupelo Pride 2019.
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Busby, Hugh and Buckingham, Danielle, "Busby, Hugh" (2020). Queer Mississippi (Complete Collection). 46.
Busby, Hugh_audio.mp3 (49918 kB)
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Additional files include: abstract, photos, field notes, audio file. Transcript is available on request.