[Oral history interview with Finnigan (Finn) Jones]

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Oral history interview with Finn Jones. Jones, who was assigned the sex of female at birth and lived as Stacy Jeanette Jones for 42 years, discusses his upbringing, his career in the Coast Guard, the discrimination he faced as a lesbian, especially as a service member under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," his membership with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Fort Worth, founding Trans-Cendence International, and being the first trans person to run for a position in the Texas House or any legislative election in Texas.

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Testa, Nino April 28, 2019.

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This audio recording is part of the collection entitled: Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way) and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 119 times. More information about this recording can be viewed below.

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Oral history interview with Finn Jones. Jones, who was assigned the sex of female at birth and lived as Stacy Jeanette Jones for 42 years, discusses his upbringing, his career in the Coast Guard, the discrimination he faced as a lesbian, especially as a service member under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," his membership with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Fort Worth, founding Trans-Cendence International, and being the first trans person to run for a position in the Texas House or any legislative election in Texas.

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  • Preferred Citation: Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way), UNT Special Collections

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Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way)

Audio recordings of oral histories with figures related to the Dallas LGBTQ community. Five interviews pertain to Duane Puryear's life. Dr. Nino Testa conducted these interviews in support of his research.

LGBT Collections

Publications pertaining to issues relevant to the LGBT community. The collection includes The Dallas Voice, a weekly newspaper for the gay community in North Texas that has been published since 1984.

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  • April 28, 2019

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  • June 7, 2020, 8:45 p.m.

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  • June 30, 2020, 8:55 p.m.

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Testa, Nino. [Oral history interview with Finnigan (Finn) Jones], audio recording, April 28, 2019; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1639536/: accessed February 20, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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