Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Interview with Terry Sweeney

An oral history interview with Terry Sweeney concerning his life as a gay man in Omaha, his partner Patrick Daniel Phalen, and activism in local LGBTQ+ organizations, including the creation of the Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha and The New Voice of Nebraska magazine, was conducted in 2016 by an unidentified UNO student. Terry Sweeney, LGBTQ+ activist, graduated from Omaha North High School and worked various positions in the field of communications. He was involved in many organizations including the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON), Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha (MCC-O), U.S. West's employee resource group EAGLE, The New Voice of Nebraska, YMCA, Queer Omaha Archives, and the Inclusive Life Center among many others. Sweeney was with his partner Patrick Daniel Phalen for 40 years, until Phalen's passing on September 8, 2014. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Jay Irwin's Fall 2016 Sociology 3700: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies course., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 01:49:57
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Abstract/Description: An oral history interview with Terry Sweeney concerning his life as a gay man in Omaha, his partner Patrick Daniel Phalen, and activism in local LGBTQ+ organizations, including the creation of the Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha and The New Voice of Nebraska magazine, was conducted in 2016 by an unidentified UNO student. Terry Sweeney, LGBTQ+ activist, graduated from Omaha North High School and worked various positions in the field of communications. He was involved in many organizations including the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON), Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha (MCC-O), U.S. West's employee resource group EAGLE, The New Voice of Nebraska, YMCA, Queer Omaha Archives, and the Inclusive Life Center among many others. Sweeney was with his partner Patrick Daniel Phalen for 40 years, until Phalen's passing on September 8, 2014. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Jay Irwin's Fall 2016 Sociology 3700: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies course.
Subject(s): Queer Omaha Archives
Sexual minorities -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Interviews
Oral histories (document genres)
Date Created: 2016

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