Interview with Cindy Patton, former managing editor of Gay Community News and Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year, 1989 April 2

Title

Interview with Cindy Patton, former managing editor of Gay Community News and Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year, 1989 April 2

Date

1989-04-02

Description

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 books and is a teacher, organizer, and activist. She was selected as Person of the Year because of her contributions to the LGBTQ community in Boston, Mass. Patton talks about her time at GCN, including the fire that destroyed the newspaper office at 22 Bromfield Street in Boston. She goes on to describe her involvement with the AIDS Action Committee at the very beginning when they were having their first candle light vigil at Boston Pride in 1983. The AIDS crisis was just beginning at the time, and Patton talks about the realization in the community that safe sex is a permanent recommendation and the AIDS is far from being cured. Stickel and Patton conclude the interview with their views on promiscuity in the gay male community from the 1970s until the present. Her present title is Manager of Community Education and Resource Development at the AIDS Action Committee. Patton's new book is called "Making It: A Women's Safe Sex Guide."

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Patton, Cindy, 1956-; Gay community news; AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts; AIDS (Disease); Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-062_19890402

Duration

30:12

Bit Rate/Frequency

128000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with Cindy Patton, former managing editor of Gay Community News and Boston's Other Voice Person of the Year, 1989 April 2,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed September 22, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/165.

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