The Friends Radio tape collection at Rainbow History covers nine years (1973 to 1982) of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer activism and community building in Washington, DC and around the nation. The Friends collection includes poetry, music, interviews, candidate interviews, social and political commentary and analysis and accounts of the creation of community services and organizations.
Rainbow History received a collection of more than 300 1/4inch acetate tape reels of varying diameters from Bruce Pennington, a founder of the Stonewall Nation Media Collective, which produced and broadcast the show at WGTB and WPFW. Rainbow History raises funds to pay for preserving, digitizing and sharing the recordings. Stay tuned, there is more to come.
The following recordings are copyright of Rainbow History.
for a brief biography see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_(actor)
for a brief biography see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gittings
June 1975: Bruce Pennington and Dave Aiken interview Staff Sgt Leonard Matlovich about coming out in the military as a gay man
for a brief biography see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Perry