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The Marvin Liebman Papers consist chiefly of drafts of hismemoir, I've Been Everywhere But Home (published in 1992 with the title Coming Out Conservative), and other writings that he sent to his friend Geoffrey Hoefer for comment. The collection also includes some letters and organizational mailings he sent to Hoefer, a videotaped interview, and photocopies of published articles about Liebman, gay rights, and political conservatism.
Marvin Liebman (1923-1997), a native of Brooklyn, New York,was a conservative strategist and fund raiser for the Republican Party and anti-Communist organizations who cameout as gay in 1990. In an open letter to long-time friendWilliam F. Buckley, published in the National Review, Liebman denounced the rampant homophobia in conservative Republican circles. From that point on he devoted his energies to gay activism, becoming the founding chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans, and writing for the gay press. In 1992 he published his memoir, Coming Out Conservative.
Controlled Access Terms
- Conservatism -- United States.
- Gay rights -- United States.
- Video recordings.
- Gay activists.
- Political activists.
Additional Creator Names
- Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.
- Hoefer, Geoffrey.
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )