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Stonewall 2009- Tucson Observer Publishers Bob Ellis and Gary Clark
Tucson Observer Publishers Bob Ellis and Gary Clark (18:21) 2009-06-28
Stonewall 2009- Tucson Observer Publishers Bob Ellis and Gary Clark
Tucson Observer Publishers detail both a pre-Stonewall and post-Stonewall legacy. Tucson Observer Publishers Bob Ellis and Gary Clark stopped by KXCI to help commemorate Stonewall Day. Richard Heakin's 1976 murder and the subsequent sentence of probation for the perpetrators galvanized and mobilized Tucson's GLBT community. Bob Ellis and others launched the Tucson Gay News in September 1976. It has survived name and staffing changes, the economy, and the demise of print media as one of the longest running Gay weeklies in the country. You can find out the latest with Observer Blog.