Horvath, Lindsey

West Hollywood City Council Member





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ID 17
Title An oral history with Lindsey Horvath
Date 2014-11-16
OH ID OH 5484
Citation Lindsey Horvath interviewed by Joshua Anderson, November 16, 2014, West Hollywood, California, Oral History #5484, transcript, Womens, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Created At 2017-07-30 19:18:04 UTC
Location West Hollywood, CA
Language English
Subjects Religion → Catholicism → Catholic Church
Gender and Sexuality → Feminism
Family → Family Histories and Traditions
Elections → Election Campaigns
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Roles
Women's Rights → Pro-Choice
Women's Health → Abortion
Community Organizations → National Organization for Women (NOW)
Democratic Party
Activism → Anti-Domestic Violence Activism
Religion → Catholicism
Colleges → University of Notre Dame
Education → Gender Studies
Entertainment and Culture → Plays → Vagina Monologues
Entertainment and Culture → Film Industry → Queer Film Festival
Gender and Sexuality → GenderPAC → GenderPAC Conference 2003
Gender and Sexuality → NOH8 Campaign
Direct Action → Lobbying
Women's Movement
Gender and Sexuality → Second Wave Feminism
City Council → West Hollywood City Council → West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board
City Council → West Hollywood City Council
Women's Organizations → Running Start
Women's Organizations → One Billion Rising
Women's Organizations → HeforShe Campaign
Entertainment and Culture → Celebrities → Emma Watson
Family → Childhood Experiences
Activism → Family-related
Family → Grandparents


An interview with Lindsey Horvath, community activist and member of West Hollywood City Council. The purpose of this interview was to gather information on Horvath’s involvement in women’s rights and gender equality activism. This interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Project and as a part of Dr. Natalie Fousekis’ 493 Oral History Class. Specifically, this interview discusses Horvath’s outspoken formative years in Ohio and Nevada; early messages about gender roles; early role models and being an overachiever; her activism as an undergrad at Notre Dame University (mainly as an advocate for LGBTQ); family values and how her Catholic faith influenced and encouraged her activism; moving to Los Angeles and how she became involved in local activism and politics; women’s rights and the issue of choice; founding the Hollywood chapter of NOW; intergenerational relationships between feminists, and trying to improve those through the Bridge Project; her experience on the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board; becoming a city councilmember and effecting change; advice for women wanting to be involved; her involvement with Running Start, an organization which encourages young women to run for office; comments on other women’s campaigns, such as HeForShe and One Billion Rising; the roles of men vs. women; her definition of feminism; and finally, her proudest accomplishments.


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