Oral history interview with Tom Goss, 1981-.

Title

Oral history interview with Tom Goss, 1981-.

Subject

Tom Goss

Description

Tom Goss, a musician now living in Los Angeles, recounts his arrival in D.C . for seminary school, his musical career and its intersection with gay rights advances in the late 2000s, and meeting his partner.

Date

11 November 2015

Rights

The interview belongs to the Rainbow History Project. The RHP release form was used, and all rights belong to RHP.

Coverage

1990s-present

Tom Goss was born in Quincy Illinois, and moved to Washington, D.C., to attend seminary school. After leaving, he began a musical career while working for a nonprofit serving the homeless, Charlie’s Place. The music he wrote spoke to central gay rights fights of the 2000s, including the repeal of DADT and marriage equality. As a result, he partnered with gay-rights organizations such as the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), for benefits and awareness raising efforts. He discusses his relationship with his sexuality, meeting and marrying his husband, and his support for Bears. Discussion covered: DADT, DOMA, Marriage Equality, SLDN, The New Gay (blog), Bear Happy Hour at Town, Cobalt.

Interviewer

Jerry Wei

Interviewee

Tom Goss

Location

Los Angeles, California, via Skype.

Transcription

No, not yet available

Original Format

Yes, recording available (.mp3, 57.4 MB)

Duration

1:02:42

Files

Citation

“Oral history interview with Tom Goss, 1981-.,” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed December 14, 2017, http://rainbowhistory.omeka.net/items/show/4939323.