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This pamphlet, created by the ACLU of South California Gay Rights Chapter, instructs veterans on how to apply to upgrade their discharge to honorable discharge, if they had been discharged "less than honorably" due to being (or being accused of…

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Allan Searcy was Gordon's boyfriend for a time. Allan wrote to Gordon from various posts in the Navy. This letter is dated May 17, 1973. Allan notes that "It seems every day I mature more. Damn by the time I am 19 I'll be 30," shares praise he…

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Allan Searcy writes from his ship in the Navy to Gordon Copeland, and asks about their mutual friends ("everyone in town") and asks him to say hello to Ricky. Dated May 4, 1973.

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In this letter, Allan writes "it sounds like my *hotline* was right about what was happening downtown," asks about Flo, complains that Ricky didn't write him back, and tells Gordon to say hi to Red (Ricky's friend). Dated June 7, 1973

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Allan writes to Gordon from Charleston, SC ("not AWOL"). In this letter Allan refers to a prior decision to "get out of the Navy" - "to get out on you know what," but says that he has now changed his mind: "I figured it wasn't worth it... So I told…

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In this letter, Allan apologizes for not spending more time with Gordon when he was home ("my mother was sick, what could I do!?") and asks him to say hello to Chuck (Charles Shively?) and again complains about Ricky's lack of correspondence. Dated…

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Greeting card from Allan to Gordon with a conch shell on the front. Allan asks how Gordon's Easter was and says his was "boring. Like every day." Dated April 17, 1974.

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Birthday card from Allan to Gordon, apologizing for it being a couple days late, dated June 20, 1974.

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In this letter, Allan writes "I think there is something you should know. I am now going with somebody, and have been for a couple of months now. I think it is only fair that you should know this. I still think of you as a great friend (I always…

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Allan writes to Gordon from Spain - he didn't like Morocco, but he loves Spain, and he toured a champagne distillery. Dated October 18, 1974.

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Valentine's Day card from Allan Searcy to Gordon Copeland, not dated. "To Gordon, my sweetest Valentine :) "

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In this Valentine's Day card, Allan writes "Gordon, I hope we're still good friends. Let the past be the past, life isn't long enough. Only think of the future. Love, Allan." The greeting card's pre-printed message reads "Valentine, you are... the…

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In this letter, Allan gives his condolences about the death of a mutual friend or family member named Michael, and passes on a message to Judy and (another) Gordon ("I really feel bad and ... I wish them the best of luck"). He asks "How is everyone…

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This letter was filed in Gordon Copeland’s correspondence folder in the Charles Shively archives. Written by hand in cursive, with faded pencil, on yellowed stationary, it is addressed “Dear Skip,” and is not signed or dated. However the stationery…

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Abe Rybeck smiling with his arm around a man wearing a sweater dress and hat that reads "Like a Virgin."

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Edward (Eddie) Bernier, wearing a towel on his head and another wrapped around his body, sits on a table on a pier or dock in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Edward (Eddie) Bernier (at left) and George Chapin Scott posing on the beach in bathing suits in Provincetown, Massachusetts. George has his arm around Eddie and Eddie is holding a towel and smiling.

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Edward (Eddie) Bernier standing on the beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts, wearing what appears to be an outfit made out of towels.

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Edward (Eddie) Bernier, center with white gloves, sitting at a table covered with beer bottles at a bar or restaurant in Provincetown, Massachusetts. At the table are three acquaintances, all posing for the camera. The four of them are dressed up,…

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A postcard addressed to Mr. Ed. Bernis (Edward Bernier) at his Cambridge, Massachusetts, address (175 Elm Street). The front of the postcard shows the interior of the Ace of Spades Club in Provincetown, Massachusetts, while the message on the card…

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Edward (Eddie) Bernier stands behind what appears to be the ruins of a pier on a beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The photograph is blurry, but Eddie appears to be wearing a towel and is holding something in his hand.

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Edward (Eddie) Bernier poses and looks out to sea on a railing of a wharf or pier in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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The Batucada Belles, founded in 1982, are an all-women percussion troupe that has performed the Brazilian-inspired batucada samba in the Boston Pride march, the Walk for Hunger, the AIDS Walk, and other social justice rallies in the Greater Boston…

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Cablevision of Boston General Manager, Henry J. Ferris, Jr., presents checks totaling $1,665 to AIDS Action Committee Director, Larry Kessler (on left). The proceeds came from Bravo’s “Unfinished Stories” telethon and from the “Clash of the Legends”…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 21, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Richard Giglio about the "From All Walks Of Life" walk to benefit AIDS services. Giglio describes the charity walk for AIDS, detailing the specifics…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 28, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Ellen Brenner and Woody Glenn about the Boston Women's Bisexual Network. Brenner and Glenn describe bisexuality is an erotic and emotional…

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In this recording that aired on February 8, 1981 (the first episode of Boston's Other Voice), host Dennis Iadarolla offers a segment on PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

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In this recording from Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 7, 1985, host Dennis Iadarolla interviews Dr. Marshall Forstein about sexual dysfunction in gay men. This is part 2 of interview, and part 1 is missing.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on November 10, 1985, host Dennis Iadarolla interviews musician Debbie Fier. This is part 1 of the interview, and part 2 is missing.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 9, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Jackie Fosha, director of Creative Choice.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 23, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews acupuncturist Michael Zucker. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 30, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews acupuncturist Michael Zucker. This is part 2 of a two-part interview.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 4, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Wall Street analyst Peter Hodge. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 4, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Wall Street analyst Peter Hodge. This is part 2 of a two-part interview.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 27, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Mel King, Massachusetts State Representative and founder of the Rainbow Coalition Party.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 5, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Tom Englehart, government liaison to the Kushi Institute, about macrobiotics.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on June 15, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews three young lesbians about their lives. The women talk about when they first realized they were lesbians, lack of support and acceptance from…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on July 20, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Jeff Pike, Boston coordinator for the Gay Games. The Gay Games took place every four years in the Bay Area in California. Jeff Pike talks about…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on July 27, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Jeff Pike, Boston coordinator for the Gay Games. Also interviewed are a billiard's competitor named Charlene, and a swimming competitor named…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on August 3, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Paul McMahon and Ralph Hodgdon, a gay couple who have been together for 31 years. The couple talk about how they met, fell in love, and moved in…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on August 10, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Paul McMahon and Ralph Hodgdon, a gay couple who have been together for 31 years. The couple discuss how and why their relationship has lasted…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on October 28, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Wall Street analyst Peter Hodge. Hodge talks about a breakthrough he made while being in seclusion for the last two and half years,
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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on November 10, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews two men from the organization Gay Fathers of Greater Boston, Paul (the organization's president) and Tom (the organization's outreach…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on November 17, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Jean Shapiro, former tennis player and a holistic exercise instructor. Jean talks about the fitness boom in the 1980s that she feels makes…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on December 29, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews psychotherapist Alan Tweedy from the Gay and Lesbian Counseling Service in Boston. Alan describes the services offered through this…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 10, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Boston City Councilor David Scondras. Scondras was Boston's first openly gay City Councilor. In this interview he discusses a sex scandal…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 18, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Mary Ann Duddy, the president of Dignity Boston. Dignity is the national organization of LGBTQ Catholics, and was founded in 1969. The Boston…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on February 15, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Tom Sinclair and Patty Luccia from the National Alliance Party. The New Alliance Party was the only black-led, pro-LGBTQ political party in the…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 29, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Lisa Hershkop, who is also known as "Hershey," from Gay Community News (GCN). They discuss the history of the newspaper, the tone of the stories…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 5, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Boston City Councilor David Scondras. Scondras was Boston's first openly gay City Councilor. Stickel asks Scondras about Boston politics, religion…
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