1:17 - Attending K-12 schools in central Pennsylvania, and working at a grocery store after graduating

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

5:05 - Being drafted into Vietnam and obtaining a military occupational specialty as a journalist

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

6:51 - Working in his grandfather’s printing facility, McFarland Press, during his youth

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

9:05 - Visiting his grandparents, eating food from their farm, and avoiding church services

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

13:47 - The geography of Penbrook, Pennsylvania, where he grew up, and witnessing white flight there in the 1960s

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

16:41 - His father’s personality and career at McFarland Press, which ended in a layoff

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

19:36 - Childhood games of baseball, sleepovers, and exploring his sexual identity

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

22:50 - After exploring his sexual identity in Cub Scouts, “pushing it out of his mind,” going to junior high and high school dances with girls, and experiencing bullying

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

27:07 - Growing up in a lower middle-class family

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

29:00 - Attempting to avoid registering for Selective Service and receiving a draft notice

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

32:55 - Going through basic training at Fort Dix

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

36:27 - Attending military journalist training school at Fort Benjamin Harrison

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

39:11 - Traveling to Fort Lewis, and shipping out to Saigon, Vietnam

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

42:02 - Working as a journalist with the Military Assistance Command Vietnam in Saigon

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

44:36 - Going into the countryside on journalistic fieldwork, meeting and working with Vietnamese people

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

47:41 - Living off-base with a Vietnamese woman, and discovering his sexual identity with an American GI

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

52:07 - The process of realizing his sexual identity from exploration in his youth, to the acceptance in Vietnam, and then coming out in Milwaukee

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

55:05 - Sapper attacks in Saigon, and writing an award-winning article on business and government corruption in Vietnam

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

56:51 - The drug culture in Vietnam

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

62:31 - Returning to the United States and working in a military recruitment office in Milwaukee

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

66:43 - Living as an openly gay man, building a social network in Milwaukee, and forming relationships with other gay men

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

69:36 - Being gay in the military

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

71:31 - Deciding to enroll at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to study communications, increasing his envolvement with the city’s gay community, and participating in the “Glam Rocker” culture at the River Queen bar

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

75:19 - Attending classes at UWM and witnessing the Mass Media Department and Art Department vie for control over the video program

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

77:06 - Attempting to balance his work life, school life, and social life, dropping out of UWM, and working at the Deutsche Zeitung newspaper

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

80:50 - Working at The Factory bar as a bar-tender, advertiser, and manager under Charles Cicirello, known as Chuck Balistreri

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

84:27 - Being disappointed by many of Milwaukee’s gay periodicals, and working for the gay newspaper Escape under Erin Criss

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

92:13 - Starting the magazine In Step with David Iraci, and printing their first issue

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

95:35 - Differentiating In Step from other local and state gay publications

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

98:46 - Seeking writers and advertisers for In Step

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

102:35 - Expanding the In Step’s size and distribution, seeking news content and formatting ideas from bulletin boards and other gay publications

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

107:13 - Businesses become increasingly willing to buy advertisements in In Step, concentrating on the magazine at the expense of his social life and health

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

113:36 - Being tested positive for HIV, deciding to begin treatment, living with the disease, and hiring office help at In Step

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

117:29 - Living in an apartment adjoined to the first In Step office

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

120:29 - Taking on full ownership of In Step when Iraci moves to California, and moving the office

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

123:42 - Meeting, working, and living with Kim Anne, a DJ, and Balistreri experiences difficulty managing bars when the legal drinking age changes from 18 to 21

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

130:23 - Finding a more permanent apartment and office spaces

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

135:05 - Important topics covered in In Step, AIDS, hate crimes, Pride marches, gay sports, and legislation that affected the LGBT community

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

142:12 - Encouraging LGBT organizations to contact In Step for publicity and compiling a directory of Wisconsin’s gay organizations and businesses

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

149:30 - Competition from the newspaper Wisconsin Light, and preventing In Step from taking sides in controversies within the gay community

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

158:19 - Influential organizations in the Milwaukee LGBT community

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

163:23 - The deterioration of his health, and selling In Step

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

171:10 - The digitalization of the printing industry, and keeping in touch with his colleagues after leaving In Step

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

175:38 - Living with HIV, contracting leukemia, withdrawing from “the public eye,” and changes in his body image

Play segmentSegment link

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords:

Subjects:

Search This Index
SearchClear