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Title
Larry Berner and Healdsburg community Interviews
Date Created and/or Issued
1978
Contributing Institution
San Francisco Public Library
Collection
California Revealed from San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
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Description
Briggs sponsored Proposition 6 (also known as the Briggs Initiative) for the 1978 General Election. Adoption of Prop. 6 would have made it possible to fire teachers based on homosexual acts or activities. The Briggs campaign singled out Berner, a second grade school teacher for the Healdsburg Union Elementary Schools in Healdsburg, California. In 1979, after the Briggs Initiative failed, Berner brought suit against Briggs for defamation of character. The case settled in Berner's favor in 1982. This recording includes Larry Berner and Healdsburg community residents discussing their views on Proposition 6, gay and lesbian teachers, and the rights of both teachers and parents.
Type
sound
Format
Original
Audio cassette
Extent
1 Tape of 1
Identifier
GLC 75
csf_000023
Subject
Referendum--California
Gay liberation movement--California--San Francisco
Gay men--California--Political activity
Gay teachers--California
Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--California
Homophobia in employment--California
Homosexuality and education--California
Lesbians--Legal status, laws, etc.--California
Berner, Lawrence, 1940-1995
Briggs, John V., 1930-
Place
California
Provenance
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center
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