Season 4: Episode 10: Dick Leitsch




Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive show

Summary: Read about Dick Leitsch’s life in his <em>New York Times</em> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/obituaries/dick-leitsch-dead.html">obituary</a> and check out our special “In Memoriam” episode about him <a href="https://makinggayhistory.com/podcast/in-memoriam-farewell-dick-leitsch/">here</a>. <br>Dick Leitsch donated his personal papers to the New York Public Library (NYPL) archives. Read the <a href="https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/30/dick-leitschs-guide-to-seventies-gay-slang"><em>New Yorker</em> article</a> on Leitsch and the NYPL, and explore the <a href="http://archives.nypl.org/mss/1911">Mattachine Society of New York archives</a> available at the NYPL. <br>In the episode, Dick Leitsch talks about the picket he participated in across from the United Nations.  To learn more about that protest, check out the website of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project <a href="https://www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/picket-at-dag-hammarskjold-plaza-fourth-ever-u-s-gay-rights-protest/">here</a>. <br>The June 1966 issue of the Daughters of Bilitis magazine <em>The Ladder</em>, which featured <a href="https://makinggayhistory.com/podcast/ernestine-eckstein/">Ernestine Eckstein</a> on the cover, reported on the issue of police entrapment in New York City. You can read the article, which contains a reference to Dick Leitsch, <a href="http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/sfbagals/The_Ladder/1966_Ladder_Vol10_No09_Jun.pdf">here</a> on pages 12 and 13. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>