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[Wesley Phelps interview with William Waybourn, September 27, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on September 29th, 2022 in Washington D.C. Phelps interviews William Waybourn over his experiences as a gay activist in Dallas in the 1970s and 1980s. Waybourn discusses the roll the Dallas Gay Political Caucus played in delivering services to the Dallas LGBT population. Waybourn also speaks on major events in Dallas LGBT history such as the case of Baker v. Wade, Mica England's battle against discrimination in the Dalla… more
Date: September 27, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Paul Smith, October 5, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded during on October 5th, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Phelps interviews attorney Paul Smith on his experiences clerking for Justice Lewis Powell during the trial Lawrence v. Texas. Smith discusses the roll he played in the supreme court trial which would eventually rule sodomy laws which policed "homosexual conduct" to be unconstitutional.
Date: October 5, 2022
Duration: 50 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Marco Roberts, September 22, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on September 22nd, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Phelps interviews Marco Roberts on his involvement with the Gay Student Services organization at Texas A&M University. Roberts speaks on the lawsuit Gay Student Services v. Texas A&M University, through which his group fought to be recognized as an official Texas A&M student organization. Roberts, as former president of the Gay Student Services, speaks on his experiences with po… more
Date: September 22, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 27 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Chris Haight, October 21, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on October 21st, 2022 in Houston, Texas. In this interview, Chris Haight discusses the lives and deaths of John Griffin and Tommy Lee Tremble, two gay men who were close friends and roommates in Dallas in the 1980s. Haight discusses their negative treatment through newspaper coverage following their murders and the significance of applying humanity to their cases. Haight continues on to describe the trial and arrest of R… more
Date: October 21, 2022
Duration: 40 minutes
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Tammye Nash, October 28, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on October 28th, 2022 in Denton, TX. Phelps interviews Tammye Nash on her experiences as a journalist working for The Dallas Voice. Nash speaks on her involvement with the court case of Mica England, a lesbian woman denied a position with the Dallas Police Department due to her sexuality. Nash speaks in depth on the state of Oak Lawn and Dallas gay and lesbian bars during the 1980s and 1990s. Nash and Phelps close by dis… more
Date: October 28, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Marc Stein, November 16, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on November 16th, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Phelps interviews Marc Stein over the Supreme Court case Boutilier v. Immigration and Naturalization Service. A case through which Canadian immigrant Clive Michael Boutilier fought back against the INS after being deported for his sexuality. Boutilier, due to his sexuality, was considered to be afflicted with a psychopathic personality disorder, and was therefor denied… more
Date: November 16, 2022
Duration: 59 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Maggie Watt, October 27, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on October 27th, 2022 in Denton, Texas. Phelps interviews Maggie Watt over her childhood and adulthood experiences growing up with her brother Don Baker, plaintiff in the federal suit Baker v. Wade. Watts discusses Baker's life with the Christian church, the Navy, and the Dallas gay community. Watts and Phelps cover the impact Baker v. Wade would have on Don Baker's life as well as it's impact on Texas sodomy laws.
Date: October 27, 2022
Duration: 53 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Lori Montgomery, October 14, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on October 14th, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Phelps interviews Lori Montgomery over her involvement with the murder case of Tommy Lee Tremble and John Griffin as a police reporter in 1988. She speaks on an interview conducted with Judge Jack Hampton, the Dallas criminal district court judge criticized for his lenient sentencing of Richard Bednarski, murderer of Tremble and Griffin. Montgomery discusses homophobic comments m… more
Date: October 14, 2022
Duration: 38 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Todd Camp, September 23, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on September 23rd, 2022 in Denton, TX. Phelps interviews Todd Camp over his efforts to document gay history in Fort Worth. Camp speaks on his involvement with the QCinema Film Festival and covers the history of gay and lesbian bars in Dallas and Fort Worth, specifically covering the affects sodomy laws had on such establishments. Camp discusses police behavior which led to court cases like Cyr v. Walls, a civil suit made… more
Date: September 23, 2022
Duration: 53 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Marjoe Davidson, August 23, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on August 23rd, 2022 at Lopez Island, Washington. Phelps interviews Marjoe Davidson, formerly Mary Jo Risher, plaintiff in the custody trial Risher v. Risher. In this trial, Davidson sued her ex-husband for custody of their child following the couples divorce. Custody was denied to Davidson due to her identity as a lesbian. She speaks on her life during her custody trial as well as her life in Washington following the di… more
Date: August 23, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Linda Morales, September 30, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on September 30th, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Phelps interviews Linda Morales on her life as a dedicated activist and plaintiff in Morales v. Texas. She speaks on her experiences with racism and discrimination in the LGBT community in Houston, and her creation of the Latina lesbian AMIGA organization. Morales also speaks on discrimination faced by the LGBT community due to penal code 21.06, a discriminatory sodomy law which… more
Date: September 30, 2022
Duration: 45 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Lauren Gutterman, September 15, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on September 15th, 2022 in Austin, TX. Phelps interviews Lauren Gutterman, discussing her research on queer women in the post World War II period. Gutterman discusses the ways in which women during the post-war period, despite being married to men, engaged within the lesbian community, often forming romantic and sexual relationships out of intimate friendships. She discusses major differences in the social experiences of… more
Date: September 15, 2022
Duration: 49 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Karen Wisley, August 12, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on August 12th, 2022 in Denton, Texas. Phelps interviews Associate Professor Karen Wisley, a historian researching the LGBT rights movement in Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Wisley covers major figures in Texas LGBT history such as Henry McCluskey, Alvin Leon Buchanan, Mica England, and Richard Longstaff, discussing the rolls they played in arguing against Texas sodomy laws. The court cases of Buchanan v. Bachelor, Bake… more
Date: August 12, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Charolette Taft, August 18, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded during August 18th, 2022 in Glorieta, New Mexico. Phelps interviews Charolette Taft on her experiences as a Dallas spokesperson and activist in the 1970s during the emerging women's rights movement. Taft speaks on her involvement in the custody case of Mary Jo Risher, a lesbian woman who lost custody of her young son to her ex-husband. She continues to discuss her experiences running the Routh Street Women's Clinic in Da… more
Date: August 18, 2022
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Craig Washington, August 26, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on August 26th, 2022 in Houston, TX. Phelps interviews former United States Representative Craig Washington on his experiences with the Texas State Legislature. Washington begins by discussing a penal code which came to the legislature in 1973, exploring his involvement in rewriting and codifying said penal code. Specifically, Washington speaks on his attempts to repeal sodomy laws found under code 21.06 from state legis… more
Date: August 26, 2022
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Dale Carpenter, August 11, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on August 11th, 2022 in Denton, Texas. In this interview, Phelps and Professor of Law Dale Carpenter discuss the history of the supreme court case Lawrence v. Texas. Carpenter discusses the events in the case which led to the end of sodomy laws in Texas. He covers the incidents which occurred prior to the case, leading to the arrests of John Lawrence and his partner Tyron Garner. Carpenter, additionally, discusses the ro… more
Date: August 11, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Kevin Bailey, October 6, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on October 6th, 2022 in Denton, Texas. Phelps interviews Kevin Bailey on his experiences with the federal court case Gay Student Services v. Texas A&M, a lawsuit filed against Texas A&M University by the school's Gay Student Services group. The lawsuit, filed in August of 1984, led to Texas A&M recognizing Gay Student Services as an official student organization. Bailey, former vice-president of the organization, speaks … more
Date: October 6, 2022
Duration: 50 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Charles Gills, August 17, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on August 17th, 2022 in San Antonio, TX. Phelps interviews Charles Gills on his involvement with the Texas gay rights movement. Gills speaks on his experiences in activism alongside Kenneth Adrian Cyr, founder of Fort Worth's first gay organization AURA and host of the first Texas Gay Conference in June, 1974. He continues on to discuss Ken and his experiences being fired from their jobs due to their sexual identities, h… more
Date: August 17, 2022
Duration: 46 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Josh Prager, August 18, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on August 18th, 2022 in Maplewood, New Jersey. Phelps interviews author Joshua Prager on his research over Roe v. Wade and the involvement of lawyer Henry McCluskey in the life of Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe. Prager discusses Henry McCluskey's identity as a gay man, his roll connecting Norma McCorvey to her lawyer Linda Coffee, his legal career, and his murder in 1973. They continue to discuss newspaper cove… more
Date: August 18, 2022
Duration: 29 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Wesley Phelps interview with Dick Peeples, September 8, 2022]

Description: Audio interview from the Wes Phelps Podcast Interviews Collection recorded on September 8th, 2022 in Denton, TX. Phelps interviews Dick Peeples on his involvement with gay activism in Dallas in the 1970s and 1980s. Peeples speaks his involvement with the Dallas Gay Political Caucus alongside Steve Wilkins, Louise Young, and Don Baker. He then covers the trial of Baker v. Wade, explaining his efforts to challenge penal code 21.06, a discriminatory code which criminalized homosexual acts, alongsi… more
Date: September 8, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Phelps, Wes
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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