David Taffet Collection, 1981-2018, UndatedAdd to your cart.

By Cody Rone

Collection Overview

Title: David Taffet Collection, 1981-2018, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1990-2003
ID: 01/ AR0932
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is organized into two boxes. Box 1, Artifacts, is arranged by genre type. Box 2, LGBT Documents, is arranged chronologically by folder and by original order within each folder.
Date Acquired: 07/00/2019. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

Abstract

This collection consists of items and artifacts including a magazine from the 2018 Alan Ross Freedom Parade, multiple T-Shirts, as well as a drawstring bag and a foldable fan from the Dallas Voice, as donated by David Taffet, a journalist for the Dallas Voice.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The David Taffet Collection contains items and documents related to the DFW LGBTQ community. The items in Box 1 include a magazine from the 2018 Alan Ross Freedom Parade, multiple t-shirts, as well as a drawstring bag and a foldable fan from the Dallas Voice. Box 2 includes documents such as press releases, court case documents, a survey, awarness booklets, and other legal documents regarding LGBT legal matters.

Collection Historical Note

David Taffet is a Senior Staff Writer for the Dallas Voice, a LBGT media company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He started writing for the Dallas Voice in 1989. In addition, he has been hosting Lambda Weekly, an LGBT radio show on KNON 89.3 FM, since 1990. Mr. Taffet earned a bachelor's degree in English at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

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

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 2019-019
Acquisition Source: David Taffet
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: David Taffet Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • Box 1: Artifacts, 1991-2018, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Barcode: 719514
    • Item 1: Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade Magazine, 2018Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Published each year by Dallas Voice and Dallas Pride for the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 2: Big Gay Fan, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'of #dallasvoice The Premier Media Source for LGBTTexas'. Red foldable fan.

      Dallas Voice giveaways for the 2019 Pride Festival.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 3: Big Gay Bag, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'dallasvoice.com The Premier Media Source for LGBT Texas'. Red drawstring bag.

      Dallas Voice giveaways for the 2019 Pride Festival.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 4: 'Team Ops' T-Shirt, 2012Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. Gear design on the front.
    • Item 5: 'Tanqueray's Texas AIDS Ride 3' T-Shirt, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      For three years, we did a Tanquaray Texas AIDS Ride. The first year was a 7 day bike ride from Austin to Houston to Dallas. The next two years was a four-day ride from Houston to Dallas.

      Those rides were extremely expensive and never attracted the number of riders needed to keep them viable. Unlike California’s rides that still attracted thousands, the Texas rides started with about 700 riders and dwindled.

      So Resource Center, AIDS Services Dallas and AIDS Outreach Center, three of the beneficiaries of the Tanquaray rides, formed The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. Those rides began as an overnight ride and took a route somewhere in North Texas. The route changed most years. Hundreds of riders participated, but after 10 years, the rides became less profitable and the event ended.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 6: 'Life Walk' T-Shirt, 2017Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Multi-colored paint splatter design. '5K Dallas AIDS Walk/Run & Festival'
    • Item 7: 'Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays' T-Shirt, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'Be careful who you hate, it may be someone you love.'

      Parents Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays put a billboard they posted in Dallas on a T-shirt in the early 2000s. It was meant to be a warning to churches like First Baptist Church after they ratcheted up the anti-LGBT rhetoric.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 8: 'March on Austin' T-Shirt, 1991Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'For Lesbian-Gay Equal Rights'. Pink triangle design with a silhouette of the Texas State Capitol Building.

      Every two years, the LGBT community would march during the session of the Legislature. The Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby (now Equality Texas) organized the Sunday march. Many marchers would stay until Monday and lobby legislators.

      Marchers gathered across the river and marched across the Congress Street Bridge and up to the Capitol where there would be a rally and demands for equality. At the time, the big issue was repealing 21.06, the sodomy law that was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 9: 'G*U*T*S Act Up Dallas' T-Shirt, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Gay Urban Truth Squad. The group pre-dated Act UP and did street protests during the height of the AIDS epidemic. The most effective one was in front of Parkland Hospital when it refused to give people with AIDS the drug AZT. Several demonstrators then put on a suit, went downtown and negotiated an end to the protest when the county reluctantly budgeted money for the medication.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 10: 'Lambda Weekly' T-Shirt, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'KNON FM 89.3 Dallas' Pink shirt with a cityscape within a triangle, with a radio tuner graphic underneath.

      When 89.3 KNON-fm went on the air in 1983, the station asked Dallas Gay Alliance to do a show. Bill Nelson put together a group of people to host the weekly show. The show premiered the first day the station began broadcasting. David Taffet joined the show in 1990 and became host in 1997. Lerone Landis became a co-host in 1999 and Patti Fink (better known as The Late Patti Fink because she’s never on time for anything) joined in 2000. In 2019, the show celebrated its 36th anniversary and is the longest running LGBT weekly talk show on the air anywhere.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 11: 'I Miss Ann Already' T-Shirt, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      White T-Shirt with the writing within a blue box.
    • Item 12: 'Lambda Weekly' T-Shirt, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'KNON Gay/Lesbian Radio'. Blue T-Shirt with black text. Small graphic of a microphone next to the text.

      When 89.3 KNON-fm went on the air in 1983, the station asked Dallas Gay Alliance to do a show. Bill Nelson put together a group of people to host the weekly show. The show premiered the first day the station began broadcasting. David Taffet joined the show in 1990 and became host in 1997. Lerone Landis became a co-host in 1999 and Patti Fink (better known as The Late Patti Fink because she’s never on time for anything) joined in 2000. In 2019, the show celebrated its 36th anniversary and is the longest running LGBT weekly talk show on the air anywhere.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 13: 'Lone Star Ride' T-Shirt, 2005Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'Fighting AIDS 2005 Septermber 24 &25' Graphic of a sun, star, heart, and circles arranged to resemble a bike.

      For three years, we did a Tanquaray Texas AIDS Ride. The first year was a 7 day bike ride from Austin to Houston to Dallas. The next two years was a four-day ride from Houston to Dallas.

      Those rides were extremely expensive and never attracted the number of riders needed to keep them viable. Unlike California’s rides that still attracted thousands, the Texas rides started with about 700 riders and dwindled.

      So Resource Center, AIDS Services Dallas and AIDS Outreach Center, three of the beneficiaries of the Tanquaray rides, formed The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. Those rides began as an overnight ride and took a route somewhere in North Texas. The route changed most years. Hundreds of riders participated, but after 10 years, the rides became less profitable and the event ended.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 14: 'Lone Star Ride' T-Shirt, 2004Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'Fighting AIDS 2004 Septermber 25 &26' Graphic of a sun, star, heart, and circles arranged to resemble a bike.

      For three years, we did a Tanquaray Texas AIDS Ride. The first year was a 7 day bike ride from Austin to Houston to Dallas. The next two years was a four-day ride from Houston to Dallas.

      Those rides were extremely expensive and never attracted the number of riders needed to keep them viable. Unlike California’s rides that still attracted thousands, the Texas rides started with about 700 riders and dwindled.

      So Resource Center, AIDS Services Dallas and AIDS Outreach Center, three of the beneficiaries of the Tanquaray rides, formed The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. Those rides began as an overnight ride and took a route somewhere in North Texas. The route changed most years. Hundreds of riders participated, but after 10 years, the rides became less profitable and the event ended.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 15: 'Lone Star Ride' T-Shirt, 2010Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      'Fighting AIDS Ten Years Fighing AIDS September 25-26, 2010'. Grey shirt. Graphic of a sun, star, heart, and circles arranged to resemble a bike, housed in a circle.

      For three years, we did a Tanquaray Texas AIDS Ride. The first year was a 7 day bike ride from Austin to Houston to Dallas. The next two years was a four-day ride from Houston to Dallas.

      Those rides were extremely expensive and never attracted the number of riders needed to keep them viable. Unlike California’s rides that still attracted thousands, the Texas rides started with about 700 riders and dwindled.

      So Resource Center, AIDS Services Dallas and AIDS Outreach Center, three of the beneficiaries of the Tanquaray rides, formed The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS. Those rides began as an overnight ride and took a route somewhere in North Texas. The route changed most years. Hundreds of riders participated, but after 10 years, the rides became less profitable and the event ended.

      Description provided by David Taffet, donor.

    • Item 16: 'Beth El Binah' BannerAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

  • Box 2: LGBT Documents, 1981-2003, UndatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Barcode: 719521

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