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John Newsome on “And Marriage for All”

Newsome, John
Bailey, Brad
John Newsome on “And Marriage for All”
John Newsome was active in the freedom to marry movement through regional activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California and on a broader stage in the Civil Marriage Collaborative. In this interview, Newsome discusses his upbringing, coming to terms with his homosexuality, education, and political awareness. He worked on the “And Castro for All” campaign which addressed racial bias in San Francisco gay bars and then on the outgrowth of that campaign, “And Marriage for All,” which sought to mobilize communities of color around marriage equality.
Subject area(s):
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
Freedom to Marry
Newsome, John. "John Newsome on “And Marriage for All”." Interview by Brad Bailey in 2016. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2017.