01/AR0860 Guide to the Outrageous Oral Collection (The Dallas Way) Outrageous Oral Collection (The Dallas Way) Finding Aid Authors: Julie Judkins.

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2017-08-15
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Guide to the Outrageous Oral Collection (The Dallas Way) 2016 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Outrageous Oral Collection (The Dallas Way) 01/AR0860 3.00 University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
Video recordings of three speeches given at Outrageous Oral Volume 18: A Salute to Baker v. Wade, sponsored by The Dallas Way. Videos can be accessed in The Portal to Texas History.
Administrative History:

From the invitation to the event on The Dallas Way website: "Join us in a discussion of the Dallas litigation that opened an early door to true equality to members of the GLBT community throughout the country: Baker v. Wade. Before there could ever be even a discussion of marriage equality, before there were fair employment ordinances, before the concept of non-discrimination for members of the GLBT community, there were a handful of courageous and resourceful Texans who demanded that the United States Constitution apply to them, as well . . . and a federal judge with the wisdom to embrace, well ahead of his time, the concept of justice and equality for all. Hear from four of witnesses, from four very different points of view, to the grand accomplishment that was Baker v. Wade."

Baker v. Wade challenged the section 21.06 of the Texas penal code which banned homosexual conduct of any kind. The plantiff in the case, backed by the Texas Human Rights Foundation, was Donald F. Baker, a former teacher who lost his job for coming out as a gay man during a television interview in 1977. Baker was a founder of the Dallas Gay Political Caucus along with Louise Young, Dick Peeples, Steve Wilkins and Jerry Ward and he was also president of the Dallas Gay Alliance.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

Accruals:

2016-020

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Outrageous Oral Collection (The Dallas Way), University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Donald F. Baker Collection

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This born-digital collection is available in The Portal to Texas History.

Scope and Contents

Video recordings of Dick Peeples, Pam Buchmeyer, and Maggie (Baker) Watt speaking about the importance of the Baker v. Wade (1982) decision for GLBT rights. Mike Anglin serves as master of ceremonies.

Detailed List of Contents id185875 Volume 3 2012-10-11 id185876 1 Outrageous Oral: Volume 3 2012-10-11 Title:

Outrageous Oral, Volume 3

Scope and Contents

A single video featuring: Spencer D. C. Keralis, Dreanna Belden, Ephraim Freese, Gilda Garcia, Monica Greene, Bruce Monroe, Arturo Ortega, and Penny Krispin. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

id185871 Volume 18: A Salute to Baker v. Wade id180510 1 Dick Peeples 2016-01-28 Title:

Dick Peeples, Outrageous Oral

Title:

TEST

id180511 2 Pam Buchmeyer 2016-01-28 Title:

Pamela Buchmeyer, Outrageous Oral

id180512 3 Maggie (Baker) Watt 2016-01-28 Title:

Maggie Baker Watt, Outrageous Oral

id186039 Volume 21 2016-05-12 id186043 1 Michael Doughman Scope and Contents

Michael Doughman, former Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau employee, tells the story of the International LGBT Press Tour

id186208 Four Dallas Icons 2015-05-21 id186209 1 Opening musical number id186210 2 Michael Doughman aka Michael Lee id186211 3 Rodd Gray aka Patti Le Plae Safe id186212 4 Paul J. Williams aka Sister Helen Holy id186213 5 Richard D. Curtin aka Edna Jean Robinson