Sparks, Ellie 07/06/1999 Portland, ME

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Sparks, Ellie 07/06/1999 Portland, ME

Interviewer

Madeleine Winter

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At the time of this interview, Ellie Sparks was a social worker based in central Maine, working with people with HIV/AIDS. She came out as gay during the mid-1970s at Roland’s Bar in Portland, ME (at the time, the only gay bar in the city). She was part of a group of women that formed the Maine Lesbian Feminists (MLF). She also became involved with the Maine Women for a Nuclear Free Future, a group that supported a referendum to close the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant. In the early 1980s Sparks became involved in the Portland Women’s Community (PWC), where she helped to create the PWC newsletter.

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Publication Date

7-6-1999

Publisher

University of Southern Maine

City

Portland, ME

Keywords

Ellie Sparks, HIV, AIDS, Roland’s, Maine Lesbian Feminists, Jean Stickney, Maine Women for a Nuclear Free Future, Maine Yankee, Portland Women’s Community, Fruits of Our Labor, Maine Gay Task Force, Peter Prizer, Susan Henderson

Sparks, Ellie 07/06/1999 Portland, ME


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