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Douglas, Alan

Alan Douglas

Alan Douglas

Stanford Law School Yearbook 1966
Department: 
Alumni
Oral History Project: 
Alumni Interviews
Stanford Pride Oral History Project
Interviewer: 
Lin, Jason
Interview Year: 
2018
Oral History Type: 
Audio
Transcript

Alan C. Douglas received his undergraduate degree in history from Stanford in 1963 and his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1966. In this interview, Douglas reflects on his experiences as a student before he became aware that he was gay, the complexities presented by the Vietnam War, and the empowering effect of the 1969 Stonewall riots. Douglas recalls supporting LGBT students through advising at the career center and a mentorship program at the Fire House. Reflecting on life after Stanford, he talks about coming out to his spouse and children, parenting, and the LGBT community in Palm Springs, California, where he resides.

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