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Kostopoulos (Mark) papers
Coll2014-068  
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Description
Correspondence, arrest and court records, fliers, clippings, and written statements documenting the life of Mark Dyer Rexroad, better known as Mark Kostopoulos. He was a leader of the Lavender Left in New Orleans, who relocated to California to help found ACT UP/Los Angeles and later the ACT UP Network.
Background
Mark Dyer Rexroad was born in Augusta, Maine, and grew up in the Midwest. Later he would become better known by his pseudonym, Mark Kostopoulos. He graduated from San Francisco State University and lived in San Francisco in the 1970s where he became a member of the Revolutionary Socialist League. In the early 1980s he moved to New Orleans where he was a leader of the Lavender Left, a socialist lesbian and gay organization. In the mid-to-late 1980s he relocated to Los Angeles where he became one of the founding members and a leader of ACT UP/Los Angeles and the ACT UP Network. The ACT UP Network was an umbrella group working to coordinate actions of local chapters. He was employed as a United States Postal Service carrier. On June 20, 1992, he died from complications related to AIDS.
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet 1 box.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.