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Susan Henderson is a gay woman living in Portland, Maine. She realized she was gay after attending a meeting of the Wilde Stein Club at the University of Maine in Orono. After leaving Orono, she worked at the Portland Social Security Office and stayed there for 36 yeasr. She helped to write a newsletter for the Maine Gay Task Force that turned into Mainly Gay Magazine, a magazine that reached people nationwide. On the Maine Gay Task Force she helped to put on the Gay Symposia that the group hosted for almost ten years. She came out in the 70s in Orono and was involved in gay rights activism from then on. She discusses her time in the Wilde Stein Club and Maine Gay Taskforce, their work on the Gay Symposia, disappearing gay bars and the HIV/AIDS crisis.

ISBN

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine

Publication Date

Fall 3-21-2017

Publisher

University of Southern Maine

City

Portland, Maine

Keywords

LGBTQ, Oral History, Maine, Calias Maine, Wilde Stein Club, Maine Gay Task ForceWilde Stein, Mainly Gay Magazine, Maine Gay Task Force, Portland AIDS Committee, HIV/AIDS, gay activism, Pride, gay bars, Gay Symposia

Disciplines

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

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