Maine Frontrunners, International Front Runners, John Bean, Portland, Maine, Jim Estes, Maine Won’t Discriminate, South Portland Citizens for Justice, Gay Games, Human Rights Campaign, Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance, MLGPA
Maine Frontrunners was founded April Fool’s Day, 1995, inspired by the enthusiastic leadership of the legendary runner John Bean. The group has run Saturday mornings since then, through all kinds of weather. The Maine group is part of International Front Runners, an affiliation of GLBT running/walking clubs that have organized in many of the larger cities around the world. Inspired by Patricia Nell Warren's novel The Front Runner, the first Front Runner club began in San Francisco in 1974, and other FR clubs quickly began forming in the United States and then in Canada and abroad.
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Maine Frontrunners Archives, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
American Studies Commons, Cultural History Commons, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Commons, Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons, Social History Commons, United States History Commons
The Executive Committee of the Rainbow Business & Professional Association donated the Maine Frontrunners Archives in the early 2000s with longtime Maine Frontrunners member Jim Estes listed as a contact.
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The Maine Frontrunners Archives is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his/her legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections
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