LGBTQ+ activists, Portland (Me.) -- History, Gay high school students, Scrapbooks, Eulogies, Sage S. Hylton-Lemons-Link (1980-), Outright (Portland Me.), Maine. Department of Attorney General. Civil Rights Team Project
Sage Hylton-Lemons grew up in Portland, Maine. In high school, Hylton-Lemons found sanctuary as a gay teenager in the youthdriven group Outright, where his involvement progressed from attending weekly meetings to being a member of the Board, then President of the Board. As an Outright member and activist, Hylton-Lemons spoke at schools and events, became a peer-advisor, and helped other communities organize their own Outrights. He was instrumental in conceiving and organizing Outright's first annual prom in 1998. He was profoundly influenced by Christian T. Chenard, a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland Public Health Positive Healthcare Program. The papers include a scrapbook, photographs from the 1998 Outright Prom, a letter from the Maine Assistant Attorney General, a transcript of Hylton-Lemons' testimony at a Portland City Council hearing regarding funding for Outright, and a transcript of his eulogy at the 2007 memorial service for Dr. Chenard along with other materials from the service.
Size of Collection:
0.25 Linear Feet 1 Box (0.25 Linear Feet)
LG-MS0052, Sage Hylton (-Lemons) Papers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, Special Collections, University of Southern Maine Library.
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