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[Oral history interview with Michael Cline]

Description: An oral history with actor and playwright Michael Turner Cline who was an eyewitness to the 1979 Village Station raid in Dallas. Other topics discussed include Cline's upbringing in Highland Park, his family members, and his entertainment career in New York City and Los Angeles. Dr. Wesley Phelps provides background information on anti-gay discrimination in Dallas and Fort Worth. The interview was recorded with Zoom teleconferencing software.
Date: January 8, 2021
Creator: Gieringer, Morgan Davis; Cline, Michael & Phelps, Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Expanded William Waybourn Blackstone presentation]

Description: An expanded version of a presentation given by William Waybourn at Blackstone headquarters in New York City on June 25, 2019, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The presentation reflects on Waybourn's involvement in gay rights and AIDS activism nationally and in Dallas, Texas. An additional slide, written on July 29, 2020, was included shortly before the presentation was donated to UNT Special Collections that reflects on the parallels between the mismanagement of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic health crisis.
Date: June 25, 2019
Creator: Waybourn, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Expanded William Waybourn Blackstone presentation with presenter's notes]

Description: An expanded version of a presentation given by William Waybourn at Blackstone headquarters in New York City on June 25, 2019, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The presentation reflects on Waybourn's involvement in gay rights and AIDS activism nationally and in Dallas, Texas. An additional slide, written on July 29, 2020, was included shortly before the presentation was donated to UNT Special Collections that reflects on the parallels between the mismanagement of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic health crisis. This version of the presentation includes Waybourn's speaker's notes.
Date: June 25, 2019
Creator: Waybourn, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Dan Reich]

Description: Oral history interview with Dan Reich. Topics covered include Reich's career in museums and his relationship with Duane Puryear, an AIDS activist who died from complications from AIDS. Reich says that Puryear went by the name "Tag" when he knew him.
Date: 2019-08~
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, part 1]

Description: Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, parents of Duane Puryear, who died from complications of AIDS. Topics covered include: the couple's childhoods, how they met, and their careers and family life. The majority of the interview concerns Duane Puryear's life and legacy.
Date: July 30, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Goree, Batrina & Levy, Deb
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Janice Darrow]

Description: Oral history interview with Janice Darrow, a member at the Cathedral of Hope. Topics covered include: how Darrow started attending at the Cathedral of Hope, her religious upbringing in the Episcopalian Church, her relationship with her daughter, and her views on same sex marriage and LGBTQ rights.
Date: January 25, 2019
Creator: Harper, Kiva & Soloman, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Winsor, Michael & Davis, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Roger Poindexter, Jr.]

Description: Oral history interview with Roger Poindexter, Jr. Topics covered include: Poindexter's upbringing in Virginia, his coming out to his family as gay, his career at EDS, how he became a Cathedral of Hope member, his service on the boards of the Turtle Creek Chorale and Lambda Legal, discrimination he's faced as a Black man, his role models, and his goals for the rest of his life.
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: McCraig, Scott & Villavasso, Morgan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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?
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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?
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Bryant, Kathryn & Lawrence, Kathy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Sanchez, Alexis & Sandage, Valencia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: O'Leary, Kevin & Mullino, Buddy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Rosenberg, Barbara & Perez, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Finnigan (Finn) Jones]

Description: 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.
Date: April 28, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections