Community is a concept that raises the question, who is a part of this community and who is not? A sense of community is expressed in oral history interviews from those who worked for Naiad or who lived in the Tallahassee region at the time. Yet, most of the people interviewed about Naiad Press are white, which raises the question of how race and legacies of segregation in the Tallahassee region informed the social life of Naiad. This question is considered and explored further in-depth in Dr. Stephanie Andrea Allen’s exhibition catalog essay.

Vicki Combs interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Amy McDonald interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Donna McBride and Barbara Grier at the Naiad Havana warehouse.  BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Candis Creekmore interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Sheila Ortiz Taylor interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Barbara Grier and Sheila Ortiz Taylor, 1982.  BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Amy McDonald interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Rita Mae Reese interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.

“Seeing you here and knowing I can hold you in my arms is all I want.”

-Curious Wine
BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Joan Denman interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Naiad Representation at the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, 1993. BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Naiad Representation at the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, 1993. BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Barbara Grier at Miami Pride, 1981. BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
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