LGBT Oral History: James Tompkins

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March 26, 2017

James Tompkins was born and grew up in Southern Pennsylvania, where he lived on a farm with his one brother, three half siblings, and parents. In this interview, James discusses his experiences coming out to his family, his art, and various bars and gay organizations in York and nearby areas. He also discusses his experiences having a partner with AIDS and working through Act Up and other well-known organizations to protest in the 70s, 80s, and 90s on the local, state, and national level.

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