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Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas Mayor and City Council Election Candidate Screenings, Bill Nelson, Dallas Jackson, Roy Williams, Ronnie Le Rouge, Tom Williams, and Bill McCalpin, February 25th, 1987

Description: A recording of a candidate screening of Bill Nelson, Dallas Jackson, Roy Williams, Ronnie Le Rouge, Tom Williams, and Bill McCalpin who are being interviewed during their run for Dallas City Council positions in 1987. Each candidate has three minutes to make an opening statement, and twelve minutes to answer follow up questions from the audience on clarification on where the candidates stand on certain topics and their answers to six survey questions answered beforehand.
Date: February 25, 1987
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas Mayor and City Council Election Candidate Screenings, David Childs, Jo DeWitty, Juan Jasso, Edgar McMillan, Ceil Wiseman, and Burl Jernigan, January 28, 1988

Description: A recording of several screening interviews of candidates running for public office, including David Childs (Tax Assessor and Collector of Dallas County), Jo DeWitty (Constable of Precinct 8), Juan Jasso (State Representative of District 103), Edgar L. McMillan, Jr. (Constable of Precinct 8), Ceil Wiseman (Tax Assessor and Collector of Dallas County), and Burl Jernigan (Constable of Precinct 7). Topics discussed by the candidates include policy changes, budgeting plans, LGBT+ rights, discrimination against those with HIV and AIDS, poverty, minority issues, educating students about laws, endorsement, and qualifications.
Date: January 28, 1988
Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas Mayor and City Council Election Candidate Screenings, J. Robinson, Jim Foster, and Brian Drummond, January 26, 1988

Description: A recording of screenings of candidates for public office by the LGPC talking with J. Robinson (Justice of the Peace in Precinct 1-Place 1), Jim Foster (Constable of Precinct 7), and Brian Drummond (re-election to Democratic Chair of Precinct 3304, Oak Lawn). Topics discussed include policies for anti-discrimination in the workplace, the AIDS crisis, HIV, homophobia, and voter awareness.
Date: January 26, 1988
Duration: 27 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas Mayor and City Council Election Candidate Screenings, Fred Blair, Vince Zubra, David Cain, Sandy Kress, James Fantroy, George Allen, and Kenneth Green, January 27, 1988

Description: A recording of the LGPC candidate screening interviews of candidates running for public office including Fred Blair(re-election as State Representative of District 110), Vince Zubra, Jr. (Constable of Precinct 1), David Cain (re-election as State Representative of District 7), Sandy Kress (re-election as Denton County Sheriff), James Fantroy (Constable of Precinct 8), a representative for George Allen (re-election to Justice of the Peace of Precinct 8 - Place 1), and Kenneth Green (State Representative of District 107). Topics discussed include the AIDS epidemic, housing issues, discrimination in the workplace and in the community, Civil Rights, candidate experience, qualifications, policies, budget plans, fundraisers, and history in the community.
Date: January 27, 1988
Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas Mayor and City Council Election Candidate Screenings, Lori Palmer, Verna Thomas, Marvin Steakley, Charles Tandy, February 26th, 1987

Description: A recording of the candidate screenings of Lori Palmer, Verna Thomas, Marvin Steakley, and Charles Tandy during their run for Dallas City Council positions in 1987. Each candidate had time to discuss their answer to suvery questions answered beforehand, as well as follow-up questions from the audience on clarification on candidates' positions on equal rights.
Date: February 26, 1987
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 49 seconds
Creator: Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas Mayor and City Council Election Candidate Screenings, February 22nd, 1987

Description: A recording of phone calls made by Jack Crout, of the Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas, to candidates seeking endorsement from the political organization to set up a time to be interviewed during their run for Dallas City Council positions in 1987. Mr. Crout explains that the candidates will have 15 minutes screening, three minutes for general statements and twelve minutes for general questioning; candidates include Roy Williams, Ronnie Le Rouge, Marvin Steakley, Irene Young, Lori Palmer, Bill McCalpin, Dallas Jackson, and Verna Thomas.
Date: February 22, 1987
Duration: 1 hour 12 seconds
Creator: Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition Dallas Mayor and City Council Election Candidate Screenings, James Paschal, Eddie Morgan, Samuel W. Hudson III, and Charles R. Rose, January 26, 1988

Description: A recording of the LGPC of screening interviews of candidates running for public office, including James Paschal (re-election as Constable of Precinct 7), Eddie Morgan (Precinct 3304 chair), Samuel W. Hudson, III (State Legislative District 100), and Charles R. Rose (Justice of the Peace in Precinct 8). Topics discussed in the screenings include the AIDS epidemic, housing issues, discrimination in the workplace and in the community, Civil Rights, demographic changes, candidate experience, qualifications, policies, and history in the community.
Date: January 26, 1988
Duration: 39 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Judge Jack Hampton's comments to the Associated Press, 1988]

Description: Audio recording of Judge Jack Hampton's comments to the Associated Press following his ruling in a recent murder case against Richard Lee Bednarski. Bednarski was given 30 years rather than a life sentence by Hampton, based on Hampton's own opinions. The victims were two young gay men and Bednarski had no prior offenses.
Date: 1988
Duration: 51 seconds
Creator: Hampton, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Judy Craig]

Description: Oral history interview with Judy Craig. Topics covered include: Craig's upbringing, how she came to the Cathedral of Hope (then known as the Metropolitan Community Church), the local Daughters of Bilitis chapter, her holy union with her partner in 2012, and the Flying W Motorcycle Club of Dallas.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 32 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Goree, Batrina & Levy, Deb
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with David Hearn]

Description: Oral history interview with David Hearn. Topics covered include Hearn's upbringing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his coming out story, his career at J. C. Penney's, and his founding of the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund.
Date: August 20, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Carol A. West]

Description: Oral history interview with Carol A. West. Topics covered include her childhood in Irving, Texas and her career as a teacher and then as a pastor. The interview was conducted in a public place, possibly a coffee shop, and there is a lot of background noise.
Date: 2019?
Duration: 31 minutes 47 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Dan Peeler]

Description: Oral history interview with Dan Peeler. Topics covered include: Peeler's upbringing, his coming to terms with his sexuality, living in Oak Lawn, his college years at UT Arlington and SMU, his career in the entertainment industry, his work as a volunteer puppeteer at local churches, liberal theology, the meaning and purpose of the LGBTQ initialism, and the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: O'Leary, Kevin & Mullino, Buddy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Morgan Borer]

Description: Oral history interview with Morgan Borer. Topics covered include: Borer's upbringing in Queens, New York, on the island of St. Martin, and in New Jersey, his religious background and spiritual beliefs, his membership at and participation in the choir at the Cathedral of Hope, and the schism between the Cathedral of Hope and the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC).
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 49 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Winsor, Michael & Davis, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Sue Schrader]

Description: Oral history interview with Sue Schrader who has worked at the Cathedral of Hope since November 1981, about the history of the Cathedral of Hope. Topics covered include: Schrader's early years in the Midwest, the story of how she came to be a member and then employee at the Cathedral of Hope, social and charity programs administered by the Cathedral of Hope, and the growing Latino membership at the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: Sanchez, Alexis & Sandage, Valencia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Betty King]

Description: Oral history interview with Betty King, born Betty Warren. She discusses her upbringing in a small, non-diverse town in Illinois, her educational and professional history, and her involvement with Gayline, the Resource Center, and the Coalition for Aging, LGBT.
Date: June 30, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with David Taffet]

Description: Oral history interview with David Taffet. Topics covered include Taffet's career in retail, as the owner of a travel agency (The Big Gay Travel Agency), his writing career at The Dallas Voice, and his hosting of the Lambda Weekly radio show. Taffet also speaks about his involvement with LGBTQ organizations and his role in the passage of the Texas hate crimes law.
Date: 2019?
Duration: 46 minutes 33 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Aurora F. Soto de Law]

Description: Oral history interview with Aurora F. Soto de Law. Topics covered include: her religious upbringing in the Southern Baptist church, her attendance at the Cathedral of Hope, her failed marriage to a man, her romantic relationships with women, and the illness and death of her longtime female partner whose memorial was held at the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Rosenberg, Barbara & Perez, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with William Waybourn]

Description: Oral history interview with William Waybourn. Topics covered include: Waybourn's leadership roles with the Dallas Gay Alliance and the Resource Center Dallas, Gay Urban Truth Squad (GUTS) protests, the AIDS epidemic, and Waybourn's recollections about AIDS activist and Resource Center Dallas volunteer Duane Puryear.
Date: October 27, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Steven (Steve) Atkinson]

Description: Oral history interview with Steve Atkinson. Topics covered include: his childhood in Keller, Texas and his relationship with his family, his coming out as gay after a brief marriage to a woman, his views on religion and spirituality, and his volunteer work for Dallas LGBTQ organizations.
Date: February 17, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Tim Taylor]

Description: Oral history interview with Timothy John Taylor. Topics covered include: his childhood in England, his introduction to the Cathedral of Hope (CoH), his service on the Cathedral of Hope Board from 1994 to 2009, the history of the Cathedral of Hope's location and buildings, the split between the Cathedral of Hope and the Metropolitan Community Church (CoH's original affiliation), and the history behind the arrivals and departures of Cathedral's clergy.
Date: January 26, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Bryant, Kathryn & Lawrence, Kathy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, part 2]

Description: Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, parents of Duane Puryear, an AIDS activist who died from complications of AIDS. Topics covered include: making a NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt square for Duane (a re-creation of the square he made for himself, which was lost on an airplane flight), the grief support group the Puryears attended, Marilyn Hollingsworth and her husband, the composition and style of Duane's art, Duane's career goal to be an art educator, Duane's legacy, and a timeline of Duane's life, including where he lived throughout his life.
Date: August 17, 2019
Duration: 24 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Mike Grossman]

Description: Oral history interview with Mike Grossman. Topics covered include: Grossman's early life in Minneapolis, his failed marriage to a woman, his long term relationship with his late partner George and his coming out as gay, his involvement with fundraisers for services to support the gay and lesbian community in Dallas, his friendship with Lory Masters, and his work with The Dallas Way and EDUCARE.
Date: March 31, 2019
Duration: 2 hours 33 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Terry Carmody]

Description: Oral history interview with Terry Carmody. Topics covered include Carmody's romantic relationship with Duane Puryear, an AIDS activist who died from complications from AIDS.
Date: February 14, 2020
Duration: 48 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Doug Jeffcoats]

Description: Oral history interview with Doug Jeffcoats. Topics covered include his Baptist upbringing, his career at Louisiana Tech University and as a teacher, his enjoyment of the gay social scene in Dallas, being closeted as a teacher in Arlington, his volunteering with the AIDS Services Dinner Club, and the AIDS epidemic.
Date: May 6, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 53 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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