Twin Cities Gay and Lesbian Community Oral History Project: Interview with Leo Treadway

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Titles Twin Cities Gay and Lesbian Community Oral History Project: Interview with Leo Treadway
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Leo Treadway was born in Oklahoma and grew up in South Jersey, twenty miles southeast of Philadelphia. He served in Vietnam with the Army as a secretary for General Depew, Chief of Operations for the Military Advisory Command of Vietnam. Upon the completion of his tour of duty, Treadway returned to the United States to attend college at the University of Delaware. He has earned a master's degree in counseling and did doctoral work at Purdue University. While married to a Lutheran pastor, Treadway lived in Chicago. Upon his divorce from his wife, Treadway moved to Minnesota. Treadway has been active in the Twin Cities Gay Community. While working as a pastor, he organized many groups for sexual minority youth which provided outreach. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Treadway discusses his coming out and move to Minnesota. He speaks in great detail about his involvement as a gay man with both the Presbyterian and Lutheran Churches and their attitudes towards gays and lesbians, and issues of homosexuality. Treadway also tells about Anita Bryant and her role in helping to have the St. Paul Human Rights Amendment revoked. Treadway lists in detail all of the local support groups which he is involved with. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Missing Tape 4, which contains the final five minutes of this interview.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:59:58 running time
Creation Interviewee: Treadway, Leo
Interviewer: Paulsen, Scott
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/14/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 42 (Library Call Number)
AV1994.173.6 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Twin Cities Gay and Lesbian Community Oral History Project'


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