Jeffrey Ward, from Northern Maine, talks about his experience interacting with the Portland LGBTQ community and his experience coming out as a gay man at the age of 47. Some subjects include: his experience with the Casco Gay Men group, Portland Pride Parade, The Front Porch, Blackstones, his involvement in the Methodist Church, his family life, and how he met his partner of 16 years.
Please cite as: Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
For more information about the Querying the Past: Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, please contact Dr. Wendy Chapkis.
University of Southern Maine
Family life, Portland, Maine, Caribou, Gay Bars, The Front Porch, Blackstones, Gay marriage, Portland Pride Parade, Casco Gay Men, Methodist Church, LGBTQ community, Dating, Love, Coming out
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Cornwall, Benjamin, "Ward, Jeffrey" (2018). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 42.
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