The “Dallas Way” in the Gayborhood: The Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community in Dallas, Texas, 1965-1986

The “Dallas Way” in the Gayborhood: The Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community in Dallas, Texas, 1965-1986

Date: August 2011
Creator: Wisely, Karen S.
Description: This thesis describes the creation of the gay and lesbian community in Dallas, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Employing more than seventy-five sources, this work chronicles the important contributions the gay men and lesbians of Dallas have made in the struggle for gay civil rights. This thesis adds to the studies of gay and lesbian history by focusing on a region of the United States that has been underrepresented, the South. In addition, this work addresses the conflicts that arise within the community between men and women.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Oral History Interview with Don Maison, July 30, 2013

Oral History Interview with Don Maison, July 30, 2013

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Date: July 30, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Maison, Don
Description: Interview with Don Maison, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIDS services of Dallas. The interview includes Maison's personal experiences about his childhood, working with the Dallas County Juvenile Department, being gay, being involved with the gay community, and his experiences as a lawyer. He particularly talks about being involved with the Dallas Gay Alliance, the Village Station arrests, and the AIDS crisis.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, November 6, 2009

Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, November 6, 2009

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Date: November 6, 2009
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Cox, Cece
Description: Interview with executive director of resource Center Dallas Cece Cox. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences about childhood in Ohio and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, education at Northwestern University, moving to Dallas, and having a career as a photojournalist and studio photographer. Additionally, Cox discusses her coming out narrative, involvement with groups such as Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and Dallas Gay Alliance/Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, as well as her decision to enter SMU Law School, and her relationship with her partner, adopted son, and family members. The interview includes an appendix with newspaper articles from the Dallas Morning News and flyers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

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Date: June 3, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Marcum, Candy
Description: Interview with Candy Marcum. The interview includes Marcum's personal experiences from her childhood, growing up as a lesbian, the gay community, and being involved in the Human Rights Campaign. She particularly talks about counseling gay people, the AIDS crisis, and the coming out process.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, February 24, 2010

Oral History Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, February 24, 2010

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Date: February 24, 2010
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Young, Louise & Armstrong, Vivienne
Description: Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, longtime activists in the Dallas lesbian community. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences of childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, New Jersey, and California, as well as her decision to study nursing and settle in Denver, Colorado, and her coming out narrative. The interview also includes Young's personal experiences of childhood in Ada, Oklahoma, her education at East Central State University and the University of Colorado, and her coming out narrative. They talk about their meeting and early relationship, give descriptions of Denver's gay and lesbian communities, their involvement with various groups such as the Daughters of Bilitis and Gay Liberation Front, their decision to move to Dallas, their involvement with groups such as the National Organization for Women and Dallas Gay Political Caucus/Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance in various political campaigns, and Young's career at Texas Instruments and Raytheon and efforts to create more equitable human resources policies from within the corporations. Additionally, Armstrong and Young talk about the effects of the HIV-AIDS crisis on Dallas's gay and lesbian communities, their 2008 marriage, relationships with family members, and secrets to a long relationship.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
GLBT History at UNT

GLBT History at UNT

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Roberts, Amanda; Pomerleau, Clark A. & Wisely, Karen
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster presentation discusses research on the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College