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[Peggy Evans and Stella Hess, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Peggy Evans and Stella Hess speaking at Outrageous Oral. The couple, who had been together for 19 years when this video was recorded, share stories from their relationship, including the story of how they met on a women's softball team, Between the Sheets. When Hess was diagnosed with breast cancer, the couple struggled to navigate the medical and legal systems because of their unmarried status, given that same-sex couples could not marry in Texas at that time (mid-1960s). The couple, who flew to San Francisco to marry in January 2014, express how much being married means to them.
Date: June 25, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Maggie Baker Watt, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Recording of Maggie Baker Watt speaking at Outrageous Oral, Volume 18: A Salute to Baker v. Wade, held from 6 - 8:30 PM on January 28, 2016 in the Rose Room of Station 4 in Dallas. Watt is the sister of Donald F. Baker, the plantiff in the historic Baker v. Wade case that challenged section 21.06 of the Texas penal code which banned homosexual conduct of any kind. Watt talks about her brother, the Baker v. Wade case, and Baker's legacy.
Date: January 28, 2016
Creator: Watt, Maggie Baker
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes speaking at Outrageous Oral. Longtime partners Phariss and Holmes share the story of how they met and talk about their excitement about being able to marry due to a hoped-for favorable decision in Obergefell v. Hodges before the Supreme Court of the United States. The couple's careers (in the Air Force and as a corporate lawyer) forced them to stay closeted professionally; they discuss how they developed codes in order to express affection to each other without "outing" themselves.
Date: June 25, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mike Grossman, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Mike Grossman, the Program Chairman of The Dallas Way, speaking at Outrageous Oral. Grossman performed a reading of the vows that were spoken at his wedding to George Amerson in the District of Columbia on April 20, 2013. In them he recounts the life they shared together before being married - raising their children and spending time with grandchildren. Grossman also mentions his hopes and others, including Vic Holmes and Mark Phariss, that marriage between same-sex couples will be legalized by the Supreme Court.
Date: June 25, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Jake Mangum, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Jake Mangum, a Project Development Librarian working on The Portal to Texas History at UNT, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During his session Mangum speaks about his youth and growing up with the label of different due to amniotic band syndrome that affected his hands along with being gay. He continues with the idea of labels but makes them his own as he recalls the moments when he and his partner decide to marry each other and adopt two daughters.
Date: October 15, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Chris Luna, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Chris Luna, a member of Caven Enterprises and organizer of the Dallas Pride Parade, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During his session he speaks about his experiences running for council-member of District 14 in Dallas, Texas, participating in the Dallas Pride Parade, and marches on Washington. He focuses on two major moments in the council's history including the 'England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas' lawsuit and the update to discrimination law that laid groundwork for future activism.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Kathy Jack, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Kathy Jack, a member of Caven Enterprises and organizer of the Dallas Pride Parade, speaking at Outrageous Oral. Jack was introduced by Michael Doughman, the announcer for the evening, who also spoke about the early history of the Pride Parade in Dallas and the funding group, the Dallas Tavern Guild, and it's Executive Director Alan Ross. During her session, Jack speaks about her experience in the world of gay and lesbian bars such as The Conference Room, High Country, The Unicorn, and The Old Plantation, and also her times experiencing Pride and Gay Pride in the community. She worked with and continues to work with Caven Enterprises and also served for a time as the first female President of the Dallas Tavern Guild. Kathy Jack is married to Susie Buck.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dick Peeples, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Recording of Dick Peeples speaking at Outrageous Oral, Volume 18: A Salute to Baker v. Wade, held from 6 - 8:30 PM on January 28, 2016 in the Rose Room of Station 4 in Dallas. Peeples talks about Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code, Baker v. Wade, Lawrence v. Texas, and Texas v. Morales, as well as what it was like to be openly gay in Dallas, Texas, in the late 1970s.
Date: January 28, 2016
Creator: Peeples, Dick
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pamela Buchmeyer, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Recording of Pamela (Pam) Buchmeyer speaking at Outrageous Oral, Volume 18: A Salute to Baker v. Wade, held from 6 - 8:30 PM on January 28, 2016 in the Rose Room of Station 4 in Dallas. Pam is the daughter of the late U.S. District Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer, who decided in favor of Donald F. Baker in the Baker v. Wade decision. Pam shares "family stories" from behind the scenes of the Baker v. Wade case.
Date: January 28, 2016
Creator: Buchmeyer, Pamela
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Evilu Pridgeon, Outrageous Oral]

Description: Video of Evilu Pridgeon, Grand Marshal of the 2015 Dallas Pride Parade, speaking at Outrageous Oral. During the session she speaks about her experiences attending college and later in the Dallas LGBT community and her volunteer work with OLCS during the AIDS/HIV epidemic and remembers when it was incorrectly labeled GRIDS (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome). She shares stories of protests and traveling to marches and her time in the closet while teaching in the Dallas Independent School District while peers were outed and eventually challenged and overturned the laws in Texas.
Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: The Dallas Way
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections