Interviewee

Jim Fouratt

Interviewer

Ron Chepesiuk

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Abstract

In his February 28, 1993 interview with Ron Chepesiuk, Jim Fouratt discussed his involvement with the Gay Liberation Front and the anti-war movement. Fourrat is an actor and has been since before he was a gay rights activist. Fourrat explained his role as a leader in the Gay Liberation Front, a non-violent activist group. He also covered the topics of “outing”, hippies, the New Left, the Black Panther Party, J. Edgar Hoover, Stonewall, homophobia, blacklisting in Hollywood, self-empowerment, the AIDS epidemic, and non-violence versus violence. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.

Publication Date

2-28-1993

Unique Identifier

OH 234

Format

1 Cassette

Length

1 hour, 57 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

LGBTQ, Politics, Sixties Radicals, Vietnam War

Keywords

Gay rights, Bohemian lifestyle, Gay Liberation Front, beatnik, hippy, New Left, Be-Ins, “outing”, McCarthy, Committee of One Million Loyal Americans, Allen Ginsberg, Black Panther Party, Eldrige Cleaver, 1960s, activism, J. Edgar Hoover, homosexuality, homophobia, Stonewall, non-violence vs. violence, Black Power/Militant Groups, Columbia University strike, blacklisting, Janet Reno, gays in the military, self-empowerment, AIDS, Weathermen (Weather Underground), FBI involvement

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Oral History

Interview with Jim Fouratt

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