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Mark Thompson Collection
gtu 2011-11-01  
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Description
Mark Thompson (1952-August 9, 2016) wrote and edited several influential queer books, including the trilogy Gay Spirit, Gay Soul, and Gay Body. His other books include The Fire in the Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries; Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice; and Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement. The collection consists of photographs and working files for Mark Thompson’s book Gay Soul, publicity and drafts of Gay Spirit and an oral history.
Background
Mark Thompson (1952-August 9, 2016) was born and raised on the Monterrey Peninsula. He attended San Francisco State, where he was a founding member of the Bay Area-wide Gay Students Coalition. He joined The Advocate as writer-editor in the mid-1970s and remained there for several decades. His books on gay culture included the trilogy Gay Spirit, Gay Soul, and Gay Body as well as the books The Fire in the Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries; Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice; and Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement. He died a year after his companion and husband, Malcolm Boyd, an Episcopal priest and one of the most influential gay figures in religion, passed away.
Extent
3.5 linear feet (3 record boxes, 1 5" box, 1 2" flat box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open to the public.