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12-25-88.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on December 25, 1988, host Peter Stickel interviews Robert Barney from the Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Barney is the music director of the Chorus; he discusses the audition process, the new cohesive…

1-1-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 1, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Paul White about gay life in Australia. They start the interview with a discussion about Australia in general, its size, population and…

1-8-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 8, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Fred Barton - author, musician, lyricist, waiter, conductor, and juggler - about the musical show "Miss Gulch Returns!" Barton talks about his…

1-15-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 15, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Betty Berzon, author of "Permanent Partners: Building Gay & Lesbian Relationships That Last." Berzon, a therapist for the past 15 years,…

1-22-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 22, 1989, host Peter Stickel talks with Gary Dotterman about civil disobedience. According to Dotterman, being openly LGBTQ is an act of civil disobedience in that homosexuality is not…

1-29-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 29, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Massachusetts State Representative Mark Roosevelt. The interview discusses the Massachusetts Gay Rights Bill, which was first introduced in 1972…

2-5-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on February 5, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews black lesbian feminist writer and activist Angela Bowen about black history. Bowen is a member of the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and…

2-19-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on February 19, 1989, for Black History Month, host Peter Stickel interviews Richard Tremblay and Dwight McGhee about what it is like to be an interracial couple. Tremblay and McGhee have been in…

3-5-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 5, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Ken Smith, hotline coordinator for the AIDS Action Committee, about HIV/AIDS. The hotline answers questions and provides support on issues related…

3-12-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 12, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Dennis James, a physician assistant at Fenway Community Health, about safer sex. The term safer sex is used, instead of safe sex, to infer that…

3-19-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 19, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Martin Anderson, director of the "Living With AIDS Theatre Project." Susan Abben and Jeremy MacKenzie from the "Disappearing Act" crew also are…

3-26-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on March 26, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Marilyn Waring, the author of "If Women Counted." Waring is an Australian politician who helped ban nuclear weapons in Australia and lift the ban…

4-2-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 2, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Cindy Patton, former managing editor of Gay Community News (GCN) and Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year. Patton is also the author of several…

4-16-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 16, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Mel Reicher and Liz Hardy Jackson from the Boston Living Center. Reicher and Jackson discuss their vision for a Boston Living Center where men…

4-23-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 23, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Lois Johnson, president of the Boston chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB). Johnson talks about the history of DOB, which began in San…

5-7-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 7, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Bishop John Shelby Spong, the author of "Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality." Spong believes the Christian church needs to rethink the…

5-14-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 14, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Ray Dinoi, a social worker and therapist, about hemophilia and the AIDS crisis. Dinoi first explains that hemophilia is a disease that effects about…

6-4-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on June 4, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Wendy Scott and Beth Leventhal about what they refer to as lesbian battering. Leventhal is also an advocate for battered lesbians and discusses…

6-12-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on June 12, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year Alan Kukonis about living with AIDS. Kukonis works with the Association of People with AIDS and serves on…

9-3-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on September 3, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Betsy Salkind and Helene Lantry about their four women comedy show, "Terrorist Bridesmaids." The show is scheduled to run at Club Cafe. The…

9-10-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on September 10, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Joe Sadowski about The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights. Sadowski is the executive director of the first Canadian monument to human rights…

9-17-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on September 17, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Rhonda Lenair about healing. Lenair describes herself as a scientist who works with three separate elements in the body: bio-electrical,…

9-24-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on September 24, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Body Work Therapist John Stasio. Stickel describes Stasio as a spiritual healer, noting that he will host a workshop on gay male spirituality…

10-15-89.mp3
In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on October 15, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY, Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth) Adult Adviser Grace Sterling Stowell*. The interview focuses on…

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This small funeral program has a yellow front page with painted picture of yellow flowers and a white church steeple, and reads "In Loving Memory." The inside contains the Twenty-Third Psalm ("The Lord is my shepherd...") and gives her dates of birth…

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This packet contains a letter from the Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts Department, addressed to Charles Shively's partner Gordon Copeland, stating that his Free Care status had been denied due to lack of income verification. The letter encloses…

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This document is Timothy Kelleher's Medical Examiner's Certificate of Death. The certificate states that Timothy passed away on December 3, 1977, "en route to the Cambridge Hospital" and the causes are listed as "Coronary Heart Disease" and "Sudden…

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This letter, from Carol to “Dad Copeland,” is written in cursive with red ink, on stationery decorated with a hunting dog in the top left corner. It is likely that “Skip” is Gordon, and Carol is Skip’s wife, writing to her father-in-law. It is dated…

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On verso: Adult Children of Heterosexuals performs their unique brand of high camp, raucous cabaret at Nightstage in Cambridge on July 6 at 8pm. Band members (l to r) Scott Madden, Felice Shays, Lynn Brown, and (bottom) Abe Rybeck will croon to make…

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Pure Polyesther is a hilarious and subversive retelling of the Old Testament story of Esther. The Theater Offensive's purimspiel mixes slapstick, klezmer, cross-dressing, outrageous scenery-chewing, and queer coupling with an earnest message about…

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Gordon Copeland's Certificate of Death records his passing on November 23, 1995. The certificate states that he passed away at age 64, and that the immediate cause of death was "hepato cellular carcinoma" with 3 months between onset and death, and…

Coll #018 David Peterson Collection.pdf
David Peterson came from a conservative family in Indiana. In 1965 Peterson came to the Boston area to attend MIT. One of the first organizations he became involved with was the Homophile Union of Boston (HUB). It was in those years he became friends…

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The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. From 1985 to 1997, the BGMC was under the direction of Robert Barney, who now holds the title of Conductor Laureate. In this photograph, the…

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Am Tikva members seated at tables for Passover Seder at the Brookline Jewish Community Center. The congregation Am Tikva – People of Hope – has been serving the Greater Boston community since 1976, creating an open and welcoming environment where…

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In 1989, founding Artistic Director Abe Rybeck and a group of artist/activists formed The Theater Offensive to expand on the success of the gay men's guerrilla theater troupe, United Fruit Company. The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals…

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The founders of the group Daughters of Bilitis, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyons, at a gathering in Boston.

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Del Martin and Phyllis Lyons, founders of the national lesbian group Daughters of Bilitis, sitting on a couch chatting with some other women in Boston.

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Photograph by Elsa Dorfman of Robert John Quinn and the Memorial Books of obituaries and memorials to individuals, many of whom died of AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses. About this collection: Many of the obituaries and memorials in this collection of…

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This scan is actually of a xeroxed copy of a postcard saved in Charles' files. On the same sheet of xerox paper was also a studio portrait of Charles' partner, Gordon Copeland, at age 18 months, taken in 1932 in England (close to Gordon's father's…

Coll.12 - Fag Rag Publication.pdf
Published sporadically from 1971 to 1987, Fag Rag was a leading venue for discussions (and oftentimes explicit depictions) of gay male sexuality, gay liberation politics, literature, and history. This collection includes a full run of Fag Rag,…

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Members of the Combahee River Collective take part in a March for Bellana Borde (late 1979 or early 1980, according to information written on the back of the photograph) to protest police brutality directed at communities of color in Boston,…

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In this letter, Charles' mother, Florence, breaks the news that his brother "Butch" (Mearl C. Shively, Jr.) has gotten married to "an awfully nice girl" named Marilyn L. Edwards on March 6 (Marilyn's 19th birthday - year not given). Florence also…

GCN-1973-06-17.pdf
From this inaugural issue of Gay Community News (known at that time as the Gay Community Newsletter): There has been a long-standing need in the Boston gay community for improved communication between the various gay organizations and the gay…

GCN-1973-07-05.pdf
From this issue of Gay Community News: This will be the last issue of GCN that will have the appearance of a PTA bulletin. To give you a more concise professional paper, next week we will be switching to offset printing. The paper will be then…

GCN-1973-07-12.pdf
Leading this issue of Gay Community News is a story about efforts to support, financially and otherwise, the Charles Street Universalist Meetinghouse which, according to an article in this issue, "is best known to the gay community as the closest…

GCN-1973-07-19.pdf
Leading this issue of Gay Community News is a story about a murder and assault of two patrons of the Other Side bar. Other stories include information about an auction to support the Charles Street Universalist Meetinghouse; a plea from Homophile…

GCN-1973-07-26.pdf
Leading this issue of Gay Community News are stories about the growing number of reported assaults of GLBT community members. Other stories include discussions of gay community centers and the Charles Street Meetinghouse; information about "State…

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An older woman wearing pearls sips a drink and reads a paper on a pier or dock over the water in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

List of personal property referred to in Gordon Copeland's Last Will and Testament, signed April 5, 1985
This 1-page document is a list of personal property referred to in Gordon Copeland's Last Will and Testament, April 5, 1985. The list refers to 6 items (jewelry, a watch, and a pitcher) to be inherited by Gordon's sister, children, grandchildren, and…

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This document, dated April 5, 1985, is the Last Will and Testament (envelope and 4 page document) of Gordon W. Copeland, Jr. (Charles Shively's partner). Gordon left six precious items to his sister and younger descendants (the list is archived here…

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This type-written letter, from Gordon Copeland (Charles' partner) to the Boston Veterans' Affairs office, requests "to activate a character of service determination to determine my access to VA benefits." The letter is dated July 3, 1979 - during…

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This document is a type-written draft of a letter from Gordon Copeland, addressed to the Secretary of the Air Force, Discharge Review Board. Gordon writes, "I hope that an upgrade of my undesirable discharge will be possible without a personal…

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This is a photocopy of a portrait photograph of Charles' partner, Gordon Copeland, at age 18 months (as noted on the back). He is standing beside a woman in a dress with lace on the shoulders. She may be Gordon's mother (Marie Thompson Copeland), or…

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Abe Rybeck, wearing a blonde wig, standing with two other men, one in a bathrobe, at an outdoor protest. Banners on a wall behind the men read "Hunger Kills As Well As Guns, Stop the Embargo" and "No U.S. War on Nicaragua, Stop the Embargo." Other…

ifge.pdf
The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), founded in 1987 in Massachusetts, is a leading advocate and educational organization for promoting the self- definition and free expression of individual gender identity. IFGE is not a support…

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This letter from May 10, 2000 introduces Jack Cornett as the attorney retained to administer the estate of Charles' brother, Stephen C. Shively, and presents a Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration. The estate in…

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The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. This photograph is an outdoor group shot of the chorus with four members holding up director Robert Barney in the front.

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The Chiltern Mountain Club, New England's oldest LGBT outing club, was founded in 1978 by Sturgis Haskins. This photograph shows group a of men walking in the Blue Hills, during the Chiltern Mountain Club's first annual Hike for Life- To Fight Aids.…

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Dignity/Boston was formed in the first waves of the Gay Liberation movement that followed the Stonewall Riots, and has been providing a home for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, their friends and supporters since 1972.…

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Jenifer Firestone, Paul Hardit, Helena Snow, and James Humphrey pose for a production of the "Ten Percent Revue" called "Walk on Washington." The four actors hold signs reading: "Celebrate Sodomy," "Take Apartheid Apart," Foster Equality," and "$$$…

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View from behind the pitcher toward home plate at a Daughters of Bilitis softball game.

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AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs). ACT UP/Boston was founded in 1987 as a way to focus local efforts in support of the development of AIDS…

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George Nolley, co-chair of Men of All Colors Together, with a panel for the Names Project AIDS quilt commemorating the life of Michael O'Leary (1949-1986), one of the group's members, signed by Men of all Colors Together Boston. Men of All Colors…

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This newspaper clipping is most likely from a local newspaper, as it describes Charles as a "Fairfield High School graduate." It briefly notes that Charles (son of Mr and Mrs Mearl Shively at 2117 Tuley Rd) made the undergraduate Dean's List at…

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Sympathy card from Lou Costa in Billerica to Gordon Copeland, November 2, 1990

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This letter is addressed to Charles Shively, and signed by the executive director of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The letter states that John Mitzel has recommended Charles for membership, and describes the achievements and value of…

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This document is a standard form from the Middlesex Probate and Family Court Department that simply states "Court Does Not Require the Memorandum... Happy New Year." It was stored in Charles' files in an envelope addressed to Gordon Copeland…

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This packet contains a letter from a law firm, a document confirming that Charles received one fifth of the household goods from his deceased mother's home, and a Quit Claim Deed in which Charles grants ownership of his portion of his deceased…

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This letter, dated September 27 1996, presents Charles Shively with a Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration, regarding the property at 1333 East Avenue in Hamilton Ohio that had previously belonged to Charles' mother.…
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