Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
Revisiting the Archive: Episode 3: Wendell Sayers
Apr 4, 2020 · 20 min
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Wendell Sayers understood isolation. Born in western Kansas in 1904, Wendell was the first black lawyer to work for Colorado’s attorney general; living openly as a gay man wasn’t an option. When he attended meetings of the Mattachine Society in the 1950s, his race set him apart. Yet Wendell created a world for himself where he found purpose and meaning.

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