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Witeck, Bob

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Graduate School of Business
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Stanford Pride Oral History Project
Lin, Jason
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Bob Witeck consulted on the LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and was a member of the inaugural class in 2016. In this interview, he describes his Catholic upbringing in Arlington, Virginia, in the 1960s and the process of becoming aware of his sexuality, including reaching out to Franklin Kameny, the co-founder of the Washington, DC, branch of the Mattachine Society, for advice as a teenager. Witeck celebrates Kameny’s contributions to gay rights and also recalls Senator Bob Packwood’s efforts to call attention to discrimination against gays. Witeck shares memories of the AIDS epidemic and speaks about his activism and public relations work, including his contributions to the National Coming Out Day campaign and Stanford’s LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program.

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