Fertig, Jack (Sister Boom Boom) Oral History Interview

Span Dates: 1998
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Volume: Oral history interview #98-019


This interview concerns the gay liberation movement from its origins in the homophile movement. It discusses topics of civil rights, his experiences in Chicago, religion, the homophile movement, and Fertig's association with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The interview was conducted by Roland Schembari.

Hist/Bio Note

Jack Fertig, born in 1955, is a self-identified Jewish-raised pagan who converted to Catholicism and now makes a living as an astrologer. He is a wit and activist in San Francisco.

Finding Aid

A transcript of the interview can be found at the archives. To see a brief description of the oral history, use the search box on the finding aid for the GLBT Historical Society Oral History Collection GLBT-OH.


The oral history interview is located at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California in San Francisco.


Neo-Pagan/New Age Movements/Occultism/Spirituality | Catholic (Roman) | Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Civil Rights Movement | Gay Liberation Movement | Chicago | Illinois