Tiney Pringle

Tiney, wearing a bright green shirt and a backward baseball cap, poses by a stack of rainbow balloons at a pride parade.
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Interview Date(s):Thursday, February 22, 2018
Location:Rutgers University-Newark, NJ
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Tiney Pringle was born and raised in Newark. In her oral history, she discusses growing up butch in the city, including touring with a basketball team of all self-identified butch players in and around the tri-state area. She also speaks about her experiences in the club scene in the 1980s, as well as friendships and relationships in Newark, such as that with fellow narrator Carol Glassman. Tiney is an artist who works with paint and ceramics, and an athlete who has participated in softball, basketball, and football leagues.