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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
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 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 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