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Gay Spirit Visions Oral History Project: H

Hayward, Dave

Interviewee: Dave Hayward
Interviewer: Cal Gough with Randall Cumbaa
Dave of interview: August 28, 2018
Extent: mp3 audio file; mp4 video file

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Dave Hayward is a write, artist, and political activist. He has been involved with groups such as the Atlanta Gay Liberation Front and Gay Spirit Visions. He is the co-founder and  coordinator of Touching Up Our Roots, and Atlanta LGBTQ_ story project. 

Hayward begins by discussing his family's heritage and his childhood experiences in New England. He then describes his coming out experience in the late 1960s as a lonely college student in Washington, D.C. and his subsequent work as an activist in the Atlanta Gay Liberation Front. Hayward reflects on his relationship with religion and spirituality as someone who was raised a Catholic and how this influenced his eventual involvement with Gay Spirit Visions (GSV). He recalls various GSV conferences he attended and reflects fondly on gay spirituality, despite feeling some sexual pressure at events. He recommends other GSV conference attendees to be interviewed, reflecting on memories of some of them. 



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