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Archives Interviews April 1991


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

Julia Legaspi Interview


Description: Recorded as part of the Lambda Archives of San Diego’s 20th anniversary.

Additional Description: “City Commissioner Julia Ashley Legaspi is one of our community’s most respected and loved personalities and activists,” wrote Nicole Murray-Ramirez in a 2004 Gay & Lesbian Times column. She is a member of the Asian Pacific Islander community, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Cathedral, past member of the executive Lions Club, co-founder of APICAP, member of the Filipino American Association of North County, past member of the board of directors of The Center, Empress XX of San Diego, chair of the annual community Toys for Kids Holiday Drive, a Democrat, executive board member of the Imperial Court and a member of GLBT Vote 2004. Julia Legaspi is also only the second transgender person to be appointed a city commissioner in the entire United States.

Date: 2007-11-24

San Diego LGBT Center 1991-1996


Description: This video is focused on the San Diego LGBT Center between the years 1991 and 1996. The Center is a local non profit which provides extensive mental health services, housing for homeless LGBT youth, retirement care for the elderly, and numerous other programs and services for youth, seniors, families, men, women, Latinos, African Americans, Asian-Americans, and those struggling with HIV/AIDS.

Date: 1996

Tracie Jada O’Brien Interview


Description: Recorded as part of the Lambda Archives of San Diego’s 20th anniversary.

Since surviving the mean streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District in the 1970s as a young transgender street kid, Tracie Jada O’Brien has become one of the most respected and elegant role models of our community – a testament to beauty, survival and perseverance. O’Brien is a certified addictions treatment counselor and spent six years as a counselor and coordinator of Extend Services at Stepping Stone of San Diego, a nationally renowned Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility specific to the GLBT community. O’Brien is also the co-founder of Transaction, San Diego’s first political/social/transgender group that succeeded in having cross-dressing laws in the county repealed. O’Brien is active with the San Francisco Transgender Law Center, The California Transgender Leadership Summit, The California Office of AIDS Transgender HIV Equality and Party Conferences, and the Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention. She is also the coordinator of the Family Health Center’s Project S.T.A.R.,which provides services for the transgender community.

Date: 2007-11-04