Prizer, Peter & Fortuna, Stan 06/04/1999 Portland, ME

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Prizer, Peter & Fortuna, Stan 06/04/1999 Portland, ME

Interviewer

Madeleine Winter

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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.

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Publication Date

6-4-1999

Publisher

University of Southern Maine

City

Portland, ME

Keywords

Stan Fortuna, Peter Prizer, Steven Leo, Steven Bull, Wendy Ashley, Susan Breeding, Portland, Maine, gay liberation, Brunswick Gay Women’s Group, Bangor Daily News, Lambda of Brunswick, Stowe House, Gay Rights Organization of Portland, Wilde-Stein Club, Maine Gay Symposium, Maine Gay Task Force, Gay People’s Alliance, Roland’s Tavern, Portland Press Herald

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Prizer, Peter & Fortuna, Stan 06/04/1999 Portland, ME


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