August 2017 | Public Equity Group
On 01, Aug 2017 | In News | By JLNewsome
John Newsome was active in the freedom to marry movement through regional activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California and on a broader stage in the Civil Marriage Collaborative.
In this interview with the UC Berkeley Oral History Center, Newsome discusses his upbringing, coming to terms with his homosexuality, education, and political awareness. He worked on the ‘And Castro for All’ campaign which addressed racial bias in San Francisco gay bars and then on the outgrowth of that campaign, ‘And Marriage for All,’ which sought to mobilize communities of color around marriage equality.