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Angelli Bishop

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Jim Michaud, (he/him), was born in 1964. Jim is a local Mainer, born and raised in Lewiston, Maine. He was born into a middle-class family with his siblings, was raised Catholic, and even attended Catholic school in his earlier years. Since the late eighties, Jim has identified as a gay man. He is a USM alumnus and attended the USM Gay Men's Alliance, which was his first ever encounter participating in an LGBTQ-organized environment. Being proactive in his political activism, Jim annually attends the Pride Parades in Boston, New York, and Maine. He stresses the importance of creating open space for the LGBTQ Community because in doing so it raises awareness and visibility, allowing to create representation within communities

Publication Date

11-17-2023

Publisher

USM Special Collections

City

Portland, Maine

Keywords

Twin, Catholic School, Lewiston, Brunswick, Bath Men’s Group, 99 Restaurant, New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Unitarian Universalist Church, Employment, Religion, Work Hostility, Coming Out Story, Twin’s Wedding, Representation, Visibility, Identifying, USM Gay People’s Alliance, Travel, Pride Parade, Open Space, Political Activism, First Pride Attendance, Maine Pier Dance, Fear, Parade Route, Younger Generation, Demographic, Diversity in Society, MUUSAN, Political Consciousness, Raising Awareness, Trans Community, Media Sources, Bias, “Normal”, History Preservation, Somalian Community, Race, Sexual Orientation, LGTBQ Community, Facebook, Voting, Work Environment, San Francisco, California, Bath Iron Works, Advice

Disciplines

History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies

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Michaud, Jim


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