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Mark Thompson Collection (CLGS)
gtu 2011-11-01  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mark Thompson Collection (CLGS)
    Dates: 1987-2008
    Collection Number: gtu 2011-11-01
    Creator/Collector: Thompson, Mark (1952-2016) The Advocate
    Extent: 3.5 linear feet (3 record boxes, 1 5" box, 1 2" flat box
    Repository: Graduate Theological Union
    Berkeley, California 94709
    Abstract: Mark Thompson (1952-August 9, 2016) wrote and edited several influential queer books, including the trilogy Gay Spirit, Gay Soul, and Gay Body. His other books include The Fire in the Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries; Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice; and Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement. The collection consists of photographs and working files for Mark Thompson’s book Gay Soul, publicity and drafts of Gay Spirit and an oral history.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open to the public.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union 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 by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Mark Thompson Collection (CLGS) . Graduate Theological Union

    Acquisition Information

    “The Mark Thompson Collection” belongs to the larger archival collection of The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion, a member school of The Graduate Theological Union. Materials received in November 2011. The GTU Archives is the designated repository.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Mark Thompson (1952-August 9, 2016) was born and raised on the Monterrey Peninsula. He attended San Francisco State, where he was a founding member of the Bay Area-wide Gay Students Coalition. He joined The Advocate as writer-editor in the mid-1970s and remained there for several decades. His books on gay culture included the trilogy Gay Spirit, Gay Soul, and Gay Body as well as the books The Fire in the Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries; Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice; and Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement. He died a year after his companion and husband, Malcolm Boyd, an Episcopal priest and one of the most influential gay figures in religion, passed away.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection includes photographs and working files on Thompson’s book Gay Soul; drafts, reviews, publicity and interviews on Gay Spirit: exhibition materials for several photography shows; and an oral history from 1994. Additional photographs from the Fellow Travelers exhibition are stored at CLGS.

    Indexing Terms

    Gay men -- United States -- Biography
    Gay men -- United States -- Psychology
    Gay men -- Religious life -- United States
    Spiritual life -- United States
    Gay Liberation Movement — United States — History
    Thompson, Mark (1952-2016)
    Boyd, Malcolm (1923-2015)
    The Advocate
    Los Angeles, Calif
    San Francisco, Calif
    Journalist
    Photographer

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