Greg Bourke

Title

Greg Bourke

Description

Greg Bourke and his husband Michael DeLeon were the plaintiffs in the Kentucky same-sex marriage case Bourke v. Beshear which later went to the Supreme Court as part of the Obergefell v. Hodges case which ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples.

In this interview, Greg Bourke discusses his experience of coming out as a gay man in Kentucky, and talks about places in Lexington, Kentucky that were welcoming and those that were not. He discusses his conflict with the Boy Scouts of America due to their policy against LGBTQ members. He talks about meeting his husband Michael DeLeon and their involvement in the same-sex marriage cases Bourke v. Beshear and Obergefell v. Hodges. He discusses the role of religion in his life, his involvement in activism, and his family.

Subject

Gay men--Identity.
Sexual minorities--Identity.
Sexual orientation.
Gays--Family relationships.
Boy Scouts of America.
Lexington (Ky.).
Sexual minorities' families.
University of Kentucky
Gay community
Homosexuality--Religious aspects.
Homosexuality--Social aspects.
Discrimination.
Religion
Churches
Gay couples.
Gay men--Relations with heterosexuals
Gays--United States--Social conditions.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh763_lgbtq006

Interviewer

Lance Poston

Interviewee

Greg Bourke

Interview Keyword

Obergefell v. Hodges
Marriage equality
Same-sex marriages
Bourke v. Beshear
University of Louisville
Homophobia.
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Louisville (Ky.)

Sort Priority

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Files

Greg Bourke.PNG


Citation

“Greg Bourke,” OutSouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, accessed December 11, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/outsouth/items/show/6.