By Julie Judkins
|Title:||The Dallas Way Oral History Collection, 2019|
|Primary Creator:||The Dallas Way|
|Other Creators:||The Cathedral of Hope|
|Arrangement:||Arranged in two series to reflect the donor's original order: The Cathedral of Hope and Other Interviews|
|Date Acquired:||04/00/2020. More info below under Accruals.|
|Forms of Material:||Oral histories (literary works)|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe audio recordings in this collection cover topics related to the Dallas LGBTQ community, notably the Cathedral of Hope.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||Nino Testa/The Dallas Way|
|Related Materials:||Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way) of the UNT Libraries|
|Preferred Citation:||The Dallas Way Oral History Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|
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Topics covered include his Baptist upbringing, his career at Louisiana Tech University and as a teacher, his enjoyment of the gay social scene in Dallas, being closeted as a teacher in Arlington, his volunteering with the AIDS Services Dinner Club, and the AIDS epidemic.
Topics covered include Taffet's career in retail, as the owner of a travel agency (The Big Gay Travel Agency), his writing career at The Dallas Voice, and his hosting of the Lambda Weekly radio show. Taffet also speaks about his involvement with LGBTQ organizations and his role in the passage of the Texas hate crimes law.
Topics covered include her childhood in Irving, Texas and her career as a teacher and then as a pastor.