Lee, Martin Reminiscence of Tim Mayhew

Span Dates: 2020
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Volume: 46 pages


Martin Lee's Reminiscence of Tim Mayhew describes Lee's process of excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1971 and his subsequent work for gay rights in Seattle, Washington, with activist Tim Mayhew. The reminiscence includes facets of the role of religion in the early years of the Gay Rights movement in Seattle. The PDF version of the Reminiscence includes photos of Lee and Mayhew.

Hist/Bio Note

Martin Lee was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 28, 1964 at age 11. He approached the church to declare his homosexuality in 1969 when he was 16 because he knew he was gay and was not willing to hide it. Shortly thereafter he moved to Seattle and worked among gay rights activists, including Tim Mayhew.

Finding Aid

A digital version of this document is available in the Digital Collection of the University of Washington. The text copy is held at the University of Washington Special Collections without a finding aid.


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