Portland LGBT History Map


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Sources and Acknowledgements

When not otherwise cited, business and organization descriptions and timespans obtained from Portland city directories and telephone directories at the Portland Public Library and from ads and community listings in the following LGBT newspapers in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection at the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries:
  • Maine Gay Task Force Newsletter / Mainely Gay (1974-1980)
  • The Common Scold (__ - __)
  • Our Paper / The Gay & Lesbian Times of Maine (1983 - 1993)
  • Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)
  • 10% (__ - __)
  • APEX (__ - __)

Specific Sources:

CURRENTLY EDITING --- INITIAL CITATIONS WILL BE LISTED AS FOOTNOTES WITHIN EACH POINT OF INTEREST.  FINAL CITATIONS WILL LINK HERE TO A LIST OF END NOTES.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE NEWSPAPERS, SOURCES ARE:

- Howard M. Solomon, "Creating a 'Gay Mecca': Lesbians and Gay Men in Late Twentieth-Century Portland," in: Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England, Joseph A, Conforti, ed. (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2005), [page].

- William David Barry, The AIDS Project: A History (Portland, ME: X-Press Copy Services for The AIDS Project, 1997), [page].

- "Left out: there's a lot in Portland's past the 'history' books won't tell you," Portland Phoenix, January 30, 2008.

- "Margaret Jane Mussey-Sweat," Portland Daily Sun, November 20, 2012.

- "Remembering Roland's," Casco Bay Weekly, July 3, 1997.

- "Same-sex marriage evolves in Maine," Portland Daily Sun, August 15, 2012.

- Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries, Diversity at the Ballot Box: Electoral Politics and Maine's Minority Communities, Post-WWII to the Present (Portland, ME:Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries, 2008), [page].

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine LibrariesThe Ties That Bind: Experiences of Family in Maine, 1900 - Present (Portland, ME: Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries, 2005), [page].

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine LibrariesLiberating Visions: Religion and the Challenge of Change in Maine, 1820 to the Present (Portland, ME: Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries, 2006), [page].

- Kathy Mills, "Frannie Peabody," Frannie Peabody Center, http://peabodycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Frannie-Peabody.Bio-Sum.kmills.4-07.pdf

- Michael Rossetti, "A Brief History of Southern Maine Pride," Southern Maine Pride, http://www.southernmainepride.org/images/BriefHistoryofSMP.doc

- Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau, "Learn Our History: Chronology of a Gay-Friendly City," http://www.visitportland.com/gay-lesbian-history.aspx

- Strange Maine, "The City Has Ghost Streets: Part 2 - Plum Street in the Old Port," http://strangemaine.blogspot.com/2008/02/city-has-ghost-streets-part-2-plum.html

- Diary entry, Private Journal in Cambridge, Entry for January 28, 1838, box 1, folder 2, Coll. LONG 33705, Reverend Samuel Longfellow Papers, Longfellow National Historic Site, National Park Service.


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Acknowledgements:

Special thanks to Julie Cismoski in Special Collections at University of Southern Maine Libraries and Abraham Schechter in the Portland Room at Portland Public Library for their assistance in obtaining materials for this map.