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Collection #25

Letters from Lovers and Lawbreakers

Record:25
Date:1979 - 1979
Size:5 inches

Provenance

This manuscript was donated by the author in 1994. The author retains the copyright.

Use Restrictions

The copyright is retained by the author.

Scope and Content

An unpublished manuscript; loose pages contained in a manuscript box. It is made up of correspondence between John Paul Hudson and a variety of gay and lesbian people from around the U.S. It is edited and arranged according to a wide variety of topics ranging from religion to camp. An excellent source for coming out stories, accounts of sexual adventures and self-discovery, and for personal accounts of various controversies such as gay Catholic clergy and the “Aesthetic Realism” movement.

History or Bio

John Paul Hudson is a longtime activist and a pioneering gay journalist in publications such as “Gay,” “The Advocate,” and “Gay News.” He is the author of a number of books including “Superstar Murder” and “The Gay Insider, USA.”