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USM LGBT Collection Open House Scheduled for Wednesday, June 13

The USM LGBT Collection will be holding its annual open house from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, in Special Collections, 6th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland.

Scheduled for the 20th anniversary of his death, this year’s open house is dedicated to Vietnam veteran Ron McClinton (1945-1992). After being diagnosed with AIDS, McClinton moved to Maine in 1988. Over the next four years, he continued to serve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Allied communities by founding the Matlovich Society in Portland. He envisioned the society as both an educational tool and a historical record for our community, and it continues to inspire LGBTQ leaders today.

For more information, please email Director of Sampson Center for Diversity Susie Bock, or call 780-4269.