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  • Date: November 19, 2017

  • Interviewed by: Williams, Austin R.

  • Biographical Sketch: Jon D. Barnett was born and grew up north of Colby, Kansas where he graduated high school in 1974. He co-founded the Kansas City chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP/KC) and the Human Rights Ordinance Project (HROP). In 1991, he ran as the first openly-gay person for the city council in Kansas City, Missouri. Barnett also worked as a writer for the Lesbian and Gay News Telegraph.

  • Subjects Discussed: Coming out, Metropolitan Community Church, HIV/AIDS, becoming an acticist, Kansas Citys gay community, gay periodicals, the Good Samaritan Project, AXT, the AIDS Coalition to Unlean Power (CT UP/KC), Burroughts Weolcome, Mayor Richard Berkley’s AIDS Council, the Human Rights Ordinance Project, (HROP), Mark Chaney.

  • Restrictions On Use: Coming out, Metropolitan Community Church, HIV/AIDS, becoming an acticist, Kansas Citys gay community, gay periodicals, the Good Samaritan Project, AXT, the AIDS Coalition to Unlean Power (CT UP/KC), Burroughts Weolcome, Mayor Richard Berkley’s AIDS Council, the Human Rights Ordinance Project, (HROP), Mark Chaney.

  • Collection: GLAMA Oral Histories

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