Sandy Dwyer is a lesbian activist, playwright and journalist living and working in Los Angeles, California. This collection
represents materials used by and produced by Sandy Dwyer in the course of her life. The bulk are scripts and promotional materials.
Sandy Dwyer was born Sandra Jean Nelson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was raised on a ranch in the Ozarks of Missouri by her
parents who were rodeo producers. She received her Masters degree at the University of Missouri. She spent time as a trapeze
artist, biology teacher, trick rope artist, social worker, gardener, actor and playwrite. Sandy Dwyer came out as a lesbian
in 1986 and became involved with the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community. She co-founded a newspaper focused on local gay
and lesbian news and events called The News. The paper was known for its hard hitting journalism and gained notoriety for
exposing financial abuses by large mainstream gay and lesbian non profit organizations.
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