Sturgis Haskins was born in 1940 in Sorrento, ME. He attended the University of Maine at Orono (UMO) and then spent a year at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. While living in New York City during the 1960s, he came out as gay. During the early 1970s, he helped form a group called the Hancock County Gays; the group ended up merging with another group from Bangor, ME and they became Bangor Gay Support and Action. He also served as the first president of the Wilde/Stein Club at UMO, and helped to organize the first Maine Gay Symposium at UMO. He later moved to Boston where he served on the board of Gay Community News and created the Chilton Running Club and the Beacon Hill Bachelors, which gave gay men the chance to come together with other like-minded people. After spending several years in Boston, he returned to Maine. He was also the first president of the Sullivan/Sorrento Historical Society and he organized the Maine Antique Boat Society.
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Winter, Madeleine and Cameron, Ardis, "Haskins, Sturgis" (1999). USM Lesbian and Gay Oral History Project. 14.
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