Countess Vivian (1912 - 2012)
New Orleans, LA
Countess Vivian was the eldest man interviewed for this project. Ninety-six at the time of his last interview, he was unbelievably agile and lucid. Before he passed away in 2012, he lived in the Treme community in New Orleans. A survivor of Hurricane Katrina, in addition to a century of black queer life in New Orleans, Countess’s life stands as an inspiration for generations of black gay men who come after him.