Ralph Cusack was born in Maine and has lived most of his life in the state. He is one of the founders of The Harbor Masters of Portland Maine, men’s leather club, and an active member of the leather community and a navy veteran. This interview covers his participation in the harbor masters of portland maine, living through the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 80s, his participation in many years of gay pride events and the march on Washington in 1987, owning the gay bar, Blackstones in Portland, ME, and his service in the US navy.
University of Southern Maine
Gay bars, Blackstones, Portland Maine, names project, leather community, SM, Harbor Masters of Portland Maine, HIV/AIDS, US Navy
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Cain, Hannah, "Cusack, Ralph" (2018). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 43.
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