Prizer, Peter & Fortuna, Stan
In this interview, Peter Prizer and Stan Fortuna discussed their experiences as gay men in Portland, ME during the 1970s. Both men became activists and were involved in the creation of the Maine Gay Taskforce, which advocated for equitable treatment of gay and lesbian people. The taskforce also published a newsletter, The Mainely Gay, with articles written by local gay and lesbian activists. Prizer and Fortuna described the discrimination they faced during a time when there was a great deal of hostility towards the gay community. After a decade of political activism, the Maine Gay Taskforce was disbanded in 1980.
University of Southern Maine
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Winter, Madeleine, "Prizer, Peter & Fortuna, Stan" (1999). USM Lesbian and Gay Oral History Project. 2.
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