Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012

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Interview with Cece Cox, Executive Director of Resource Center of Dallas and longtime activist in the LGBT community. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences of childhood in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, her college years at Northwestern University, and coming out the family, friends, and co-workers. Cox talks about the awareness of her sexual orientation, the supportive reactions of family, her decision to move to Dallas, Texas for a job, her involvement in the Dallas LGBT community, thoughts on Texas Penal Code 21.06-the Sodomy Law, the struggle for gay men to receive AIDS treatment at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Gay Alliance's activism in ... continued below

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93, [49] p. ; 28 cm.

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Mims, Michael & Cox, Cece March 14, 2012.

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  • Main Title: Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012
  • Added Title: Dying advocate of AIDS patients still fighting
  • Added Title: Gay Inc
  • Added Title: AIDS Drugs Battle

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Interview with Cece Cox, Executive Director of Resource Center of Dallas and longtime activist in the LGBT community. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences of childhood in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, her college years at Northwestern University, and coming out the family, friends, and co-workers. Cox talks about the awareness of her sexual orientation, the supportive reactions of family, her decision to move to Dallas, Texas for a job, her involvement in the Dallas LGBT community, thoughts on Texas Penal Code 21.06-the Sodomy Law, the struggle for gay men to receive AIDS treatment at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Gay Alliance's activism in AIDS treatment and care as well as in the struggle for equal treatment and human rights. Additionally, Cox talks about her impressions of Don Baker, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer and his decision to overturn penal code 21.06, changes in Dallas's LGBT community, family life, and Resource Center Dallas's history and services. The interview also includes an appendix with articles, Vol. 4, No. 2 of the THRF News newsletter, and a certificate of incorporation for the Foundation For Human Understanding.

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93, [49] p. ; 28 cm.

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"Gay Inc" was written by Eric Celeste for Volume 19, Number 6 of D Magazine.

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  • March 14, 2012

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Mims, Michael & Cox, Cece. Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012, book, March 14, 2012; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306833/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.