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Las Vegas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Archives Oral History Project

Corporate Body Alternate Name
Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project

Interviews were conducted by Dennis McBride with members of the LGBT community of Las Vegas, Nevada for his forthcoming book Out of the Neon Closet: A History of Gay Las Vegas.

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Ellen DeLand oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00216
Abstract

Oral history interview with Ellen DeLand conducted by Dennis McBride on January 19 and 20, 1996 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project.

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Hanford Searl oral history interview

Identifier
OH-01664
Abstract

Oral history interview with Hanford Searl conducted by Dennis McBride on November 02, 1996 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. Searl discusses being gay and the struggles he faced in religion and university before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Dorothy Frassmann oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00619
Abstract

Oral history interview with Dorothy Frassmann conducted by Dennis McBride on September 21, 1997 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. Frassmann discusses her upbringing from New York, Canada, and Las Vegas, Nevada, notably as a lesbian.

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Christopher Phipps oral history interview

Identifier
OH-01481
Abstract

Oral history interview with Chris Phipps conducted by Dennis McBride on November 16, 1998 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. Phipps talks about coming to terms being a gay man in California, being involved with the Apollo Spa and Health center, and becoming a lawyer.

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Rev. Dr. Maureen Mackey oral history interview

Identifier
OH-01177
Abstract

Oral history interview with Maureen Mackey conducted by Dennis McBride on January 10, 1998 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. Mackey discusses stories about her life and spiritual journey as a lesbian reverend and reveals her experiences of discriminatory treatment of gay people by traditional religion.

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"Tommy" oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02056
Abstract

Oral history interview with "Tommy" conducted by Dennis McBride on April 28, 1998 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. Thompson discusses his life as a gay man, his parents’ acceptance despite being heavily religious, and writing poems for the Las Vegas Bugle for many years.

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Ron Lawrence oral history interview

Identifier
OH-01070
Abstract

Oral history interview with Ron Lawrence conducted by Dennis McBride on 1997 June 22, July 11, and August 08 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. In this interview Ron Lawrence discusses his early life, his career, and the gay community in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also discusses gay rights and the AIDs epidemic in the 1980s.

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Ralph Vandersnick oral history interview

Identifier
OH-01871
Abstract

Oral history interview with Ralph Vandersnick conducted by Dennis McBride on October 18, 1997 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. Vandersnick discusses growing up on a farm with his family in Illinois, owning a gay bar called the Studio Club in California, and owning another gay bar called Snick's Place when he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1976.

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Kerin Scianna Rodgers oral history interview

Identifier
OH-01583
Abstract

Oral history interview with Kerin Scianna Rodgers conducted by Dennis McBride on February 24, 1998 for the Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project. Rodgers discusses arriving in Las Vegas, Nevada and her background in the arts. She discusses her position as Special Assistant to the Governor and being appointed as a commissioner for the performing arts. Rodgers also discusses opening her bar, Gipsy.

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