Tim Bouffard was born and raised in Rumford, ME. He always knew he was gay and during his adult life left Rumford to live in San Francisco, Portland, and Franconia, NH. In this interview, Bouffard discusses his time in Portland, including his involvement with the Maine Gay Task Force and Mainely Gay Newsletter, including his artwork for the newsletter. He discusses the gay bar scene of Portland in the 1970s, as well as the gay community of San Francisco when he moved there several years later to attend art school, including the impact of HIV/AIDS on the city. An interviewer’s note indicates that Bouffard passed away shortly after the interview, on February 1, 2000.
University of Southern Maine
LGBT, Rumford, ME, Portland, ME, San Francisco, CA, Franconia, NH, Maine Gay Task Force, Mainely Gay Newsletter, Peter Prizer, Wendy Ashley, Susan Breeding, Richard Telow, Susan Henderson, Stan Fortuna, Roland’s Tavern, the Phoenix (bar), HIV/AIDS
Winter, Madeleine, "Bouffard, Tim" (1999). USM Lesbian and Gay Oral History Project. 16.
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