Sharon Denise Davis

Sharon Davis in a black blazer seated in front of gold balloons
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Interview Date(s):Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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Sharon D. Davis is butch identified. The middle daughter of 5 girls and 3 boys. Mother Marion was a Homemaker and my Father George was a Machine Operator.

I moved to Newark in around 2007. Prior to this my exposure to Newark had been limited. Most of my life was spent in and around the LGBTQ Community and Club scene in New York. When I was about 15 years old. It was former N.Y.C. gang members, Community Leaders and friends who were very influential in my young LGBTQ life. One of the most meaningful and loving relationships I ever had was with a lesbian Mother of 4 boys. She was like a second Mother and big sister to me. She introduced me to all of her LGBTQ and straight friends. Her love and guidance gave me the courage to finally come out! My story is about love, family, friendship and community.