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Richard Elias grew up in Northern Maine and moved to Portland at a young age. In this interview, we discuss: coming out as a gay man, his family life, his experience with Portland gay bars (The Phoenix, Roland’s and Blackstones), some of his travel stories, his love for dancing, and the effect of the AIDS epidemic on his life.

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Publication Date

11-16-2018

Publisher

University of Southern Maine

City

South Portland, Maine

Keywords

Gay bars, Blackstones, Roland’s, The Phoenix, Family, Portland, Maine, Dance, Travel, AIDS, New York, Peabody House, Frannie Peabody

Disciplines

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

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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