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Tom Lidot Interview

Audio: 

Description: Tom Lidot, a local Native American activist, founded San Diego’s first and only Native American GLBT support group, Nations of the 4 Directions, in 1991. This group, which operated for five or six years before going on a several year hiatus, brought together Two-Spirited Native Americans from across the area’s eighteen reservations (one of the largest concentrations in the United States) and urban communities.

Date: 1996-05-03

No on 6 Ads

Audio: 

Note: Program begins at 00:00:25.

Description: Also known as the Briggs Initiative, California Proposition 6 was an initiative in 1978 that proposed to ban LGBT individuals and their supporters from working in public schools. It was part of a broader movement to limit gay rights sponsored by Anita Bryant and the Save Our Children organization. The campaign failed overwhelmingly following a vigorous opposition by public figures including Harvey Milk, then-governor Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter. This reel contains three No on 6 advertisements.

Date: 1978

Dixon Witch Hunt: Press Conference

Audio:

Description: This is audio of a press conference with the Navy women involved in the Dixon Witch Hunt military case that received national attention from 1982-1983. In 1982, several heterosexual women aboard the submariner USS Dixon gave the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) a list of women they suspected to be lesbians, sparking an investigation into the activities of these women. Through threats of court-martial the NIS convinced one of the suspects to confess and provide a list of lesbians aboard ship. The Dixon women fought their charges, under advisement of San Diego attorney Bridget Wilson, and by the end of the investigation only three of the women were discharged.

Date: 1981

Christine Kehoe

Video: 

Description: This is a video recorded on the day of the election in which Christine Kehoe became the first openly gay elected official in San Diego. She was elected to City Council. These may be her first remarks after finding out she won the election. Christine Kehoe was a pioneer activist in 1978 as a volunteer for the Center for Women’s Studies and Services. In 1980 she was San Diego County’s chair for the campaign to defeat the Lyndon LaRouche AIDS discrimination initiative. In 1984 she became editor of the award-winning San Diego Gayzette newspaper. She was also an early director of the AIDS Assistance Fund (later the San Diego AIDS Foundation), and she served as executive director of the Hillcrest Business Association. She is the member of numerous political and social organizations, and during her first term in the California State Assembly she became the second woman ever elected Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore.

Date: 1993-11-02

Archives Interviews April 1991

Video: 

Description: A series of interviews with notable figures in the San Diego LGBT community, taken for Lambda Archives. Interviewees include: attorney and activist Bridgit Wilson (whose work emphasized military cases), Kim McAlister (involved in a variety of women’s events and feminist activism), Dennis Fiordaliso (a founder of Lambda Archives), and Frank Nobiletti (an LGBT studies professor and former LASD board member whose dissertation work focused on LGBT history of San Diego, for which he conducted many of the other interviews in our collection).

Additional Descriptive Notes: Note on label: Archive interview 4/91 Brigit Kim, Chris [ok] at Debbie

Date: 1991-04