Bridges, Steven


Ethan Bent



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Steven Bridges is a 52 year old gay male living in Portland Maine. He grew up in a small town in Central Maine before moving to Portland as a young adult. Steven has a long history of activism and volunteer work. During the AIDS epidemic, he participated in extensive volunteer work for those living with AIDS and provided them with rides, meals, and whatever care they needed. He also also participated in the Marriage equality campaign and alongside his husband Michael Snell, became the first gay married couple in Portland Maine in 2012. Steven’s record as an activist, professional photographer, and volunteer worker marks his dedication and empathy for his community.

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.


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University of Southern Maine Special Collections


Portland, Maine


LGBTQ History, Marriage Equality Campaign, Portland Pride, Gay History, Aids Epidemic, Pride Organizing, Culture and Age


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

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Bridges, Steven