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  Gerry Studds - dKosopedia
Gerry Studds or Gerry Eastman Studds represented the 10th U.S. House District of Massachusetts from 1973 to 1997.
Easily reelected in 1984, Studds became both the first openly gay member of Congress and the first gay member of Congress to be reelected.
Studds died on October 14, 2006 at age 69 in Boston at Boston Medical Center.
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  The force of Gerry Studds - The Boston Globe
GERRY E. STUDDS, the blazingly articulate, acerbic former congressman representing some of the most beautiful coastline in the country, left a legacy of accomplishment for everyone, but particularly for those of us who are gay.
When Studds was censured by the House of Representatives in 1983 for having a consensual affair with a 17-year-old page some 10 years earlier, he did it according to the decorum of the House: facing the speaker as he read the resolution of censure charges.
Studds was incredibly forceful about the AIDS epidemic that was killing a generation of gay men.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/10/17/the_force_of_gerry_studds   (831 words)

  
 Studds obit - The Boston Globe
Studds entered politics as part of a generation emboldened by its opposition to the Vietnam War and turned his focus in Congress to issues close to the hearts of his constituents.
Studds and his relationship with a page was revisited in recent weeks when it was revealed that US Representative Mark Foley, a Republican of Florida, had exchanged sexually explicit e-mail and instant messages with a young male congressional page.
Studds once quipped to Delahunt that "his pivotal role in the revival of the striped bass was not in legislating a recovering plan, but in his inability to catch any," Delahunt said in a statement.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/10/14/former_rep_gerry_studds_dies_at_69   (1298 words)

  
 Ex-Rep. Gerry Studds dies
Studds was first elected in 1972 and represented Cape Cod and the Islands, New Bedford, and the South Shore for 12 congressional terms.
In 1983, Studds acknowledged his homosexuality after a 27-year-old man disclosed that he and Studds had had a sexual relationship a decade earlier when the man was a teenage congressional page.
In Congress, Studds was an outspoken advocate for the fishing industry and was hailed by his constituents for his work establishing a limit for foreign fishing vessels 200 miles from the coast.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/news/articles/1015studds1015.html   (456 words)

  
 wbztv.com - Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds Dies At Age 69
Studds' fell unconscious on Oct. 3 because of what doctors at Boston Medical Center later determined was a blood clot in his lung, Dean Hara said.
Studds was first elected to the congressional district that represents Cape Cod and the Islands, New Bedford, and the South Shore in 1972, and quickly became known for his work to protect the marine environment and fishing industry.
Studds was born May 12, 1937, in Mineola, N.Y. He graduated from Yale in 1961 with a master's degree in history, then spent two years as a foreign service officer with the State Department.
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 Vineyard Gazette - News
Studds was a longtime champion of New England fishermen and the ocean environment.
Gerry Eastman Studds was born on May 12, 1937 in Mineola, Nassau County, N.Y., the son of the late Eastman Studds, an architect, and Beatrice Murphy Studds.
Studds was elected to the 93rd Congress from the Massachusetts 12th Congressional District, the first Democrat to represent the district since 1914 and only the second in history.
www.mvgazette.com /news/2006/10/20/gerry_studds.php   (1721 words)

  
 Gerry E. Studds: News and Events: News Releases: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Studds played an active role in developing marine-related legislation, including sponsorship of the original Magnuson Act of 1973, which extended American fishing jurisdiction to 200 miles offshore, and his authoring of the National Marine Sanctuaries Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 1992, in which the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was officially designated.
Studds as the representative for the Tenth District of Massachusetts, wrote: "While at home he was known for his attentiveness to the district and the interests of our fishermen, his contributions to our nation were much greater.
Studds was born on May 12, 1937 in Mineola, NY but grew up in Cohasset, Mass., a community located within the district he represented for 24 years.
stellwagen.nos.noaa.gov /news/gerryestudds2.html   (908 words)

  
 PlanetOut News: Former Rep. Gerry Studds dies
Studds regained consciousness and seemed to be improving, but his condition deteriorated Friday because of a second blood clot.
Studds was first elected in 1972 and represented Cape Cod and the Islands, New Bedford, and the South Shore for 12 congressional terms.
Studds later became an advocate for a stronger federal response to the AIDS crisis and was among the first members of Congress to endorse lifting the ban on gays serving in the military.
www.planetout.com /health/hiv/news/?date=2006/10/16/1   (575 words)

  
 glbtq >> social sciences >> Studds, Gerry
Gerry Studds was the namesake of his ancestor Elbridge Gerry, vice-president under James Madison and a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts.
Studds made a point of being available to his constituents, visiting all the towns in his district several times a year and holding meetings at which he discussed his votes in Congress and responded to questions from the public.
Studds, a member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, worked successfully to extend the territorial waters of the United States to two hundred miles, to pass the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and to limit the drilling of oil in the Georges Bank, a prime fishing area.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/studds_g.html   (1068 words)

  
 AEGiS-AP: Studds Says Reagan Has Shown Little Concern Over AIDS
Studds said he was concerned that what he feels is the administration's lack of response could be because acquired immune deficiency syndrome started out in the United States as a "gay disease."
Studds said he also was disappointed that Reagan didn't speak out more strongly when asked if he would send a young child of his own to a school with students who had AIDS.
Studds made his sexual orientation public in 1983, when he was censured by the House for a relationship he had 10 years earlier with a House page.
www.aegis.com /news/ap/1985/ap850902.html   (736 words)

  
 Gerry Studds, first open gay in House, dies - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Studds later became an advocate for a stronger federal response to the AIDS crisis and was among the first members of Congress to endorse lifting the ban on homosexuals serving in the military.
Studds acknowledged his homosexuality after a 27-year-old man disclosed that he and the congressman had had a sexual relationship a decade earlier when the man was a teenage congressional page.
Studds, an outspoken advocate for the fishing industry, was hailed by his constituents for his work to establish a limit for foreign fishing vessels 200 miles from the coast.
www.washingtontimes.com /national/20061015-121049-6344r.htm   (476 words)

  
 sandiego.indymedia.org | Gerry Studds, Openly Gay Congressmember, Dies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Studds, as far as is known, had one consensual sexual affair with a 17-year-old page in 1973, shortly after he won his first Congressional election; Foley hit on multiple male pages with a compulsiveness recalling former Senator Robert Packwood’s (R-Oregon) approaches to women.
Studds said he’d known Bauman for years because they both represented coastal districts and frequently worked together on fishing legislation important to both their constituencies -— but neither had had any idea that the other was Gay.
Studds: The before part of that question is a phenomenon that’s well known to virtually any Gay person, unless he or she is lucky enough to have grown up from a very early age in a totally open and accepting environment, which I think is very rarely the case.
www.sandiego.indymedia.org /en/2006/10/119900.shtml   (2389 words)

  
 Gerry Studds, Gay Congressman Who Served 12 Terms, Dies at 69 | The Agonist
Studds collapsed on Oct. 3 while walking his dog because of what doctors later determined was a blood clot in his lung, said his husband, Dean Hara.
Studds regained consciousness in the hospital and seemed to be improving.
Gerry E. Studds, who championed environmental, maritime, and fisheries issues during 24 years in the US House of Representatives and lent an eloquent voice to health and human rights matters, died early yesterday.
agonist.org /20061014/gerry_studds_gay_congressman_who_served_12_terms_dies_at_69   (564 words)

  
 Gerry E. Studds: News and Events: News Releases: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Studds played an active role in developing marine-related legislation, including sponsorship of the original Magnuson Act of 1973, which extended American fishing jurisdiction to 200 miles offshore, and his authoring of the National Marine Sanctuaries Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 1992, in which the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was officially designated.
Studds as the representative for the Tenth District of Massachusetts, wrote: "While at home he was known for his attentiveness to the district and the interests of our fishermen, his contributions to our nation were much greater.
Studds was born on May 12, 1937 in Mineola, NY but grew up in Cohasset, Mass., a community located within the district he represented for 24 years.
www.sbnms.nos.noaa.gov /news/gerryestudds2.html   (908 words)

  
 sandiego.indymedia.org | Gerry Studds, Openly Gay Congressmember, Dies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Studds, as far as is known, had one consensual sexual affair with a 17-year-old page in 1973, shortly after he won his first Congressional election; Foley hit on multiple male pages with a compulsiveness recalling former Senator Robert Packwood’s (R-Oregon) approaches to women.
Studds said he’d known Bauman for years because they both represented coastal districts and frequently worked together on fishing legislation important to both their constituencies -— but neither had had any idea that the other was Gay.
Studds: The before part of that question is a phenomenon that’s well known to virtually any Gay person, unless he or she is lucky enough to have grown up from a very early age in a totally open and accepting environment, which I think is very rarely the case.
sandiego.indymedia.org /ot/2006/10/119900.shtml   (2389 words)

  
 PageOneQ | Gerry Studds is dead at age 69
Gerry Studds, a former member of the House of Representatives and an openly gay man, died today in Boston, Massachusetts,
Studds was censured by the House and went on to win reelection five more times.
Studds graduated from Yale University with bachelor's and master's degrees in History, taught school and was first elected to the Congress in 1972.
pageoneq.com /news/2006/studds1014.html   (249 words)

  
 rightlinx.com » Blog Archive » Gerry Studds and Marriage Benefits
Studds was the first openly gay member of congress, representing his Massachusetts district from 1973 until 1997.
Gerry Studds died last week as widely covered in the media.
Studds “married” Hara in Massachusetts after same-sex marriage was legalized in that state in 2004.
www.rightlinx.com /?p=424   (1442 words)

  
 NPR : Former Rep. Gerry Studds Dies
Studds fell unconscious Oct. 3 because of what doctors later determined was a blood clot in his lung, Dean Hara said.
Studds regained consciousness, remained in the hospital, and seemed to be improving.
Hara, who married Studds shortly after gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts in 2004, said Studds was a pioneer who gave courage to gay people everywhere by winning re-election after publicly acknowledging his homosexuality.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6267143   (308 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds Dies at 69 - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political ...
Studds regained consciousness, remained in the hospital, and seemed to be improving.
Studds was first elected in 1972 and represented Cape Cod and the Islands, New Bedford, and the South Shore for 12 Congressional terms.
Studds was censured for sexual misconduct by the House, then went home to his constituents to answer questions in a series of public meetings and interviews with the press.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,220801,00.html   (605 words)

  
 About: History: Gerry E. Studds: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Studds served as Chairman of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries for four years (the committee was dissolved after 1996 and its tasks assigned to other committees), was Chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Subcommittee and was ranking member of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans.
Studds remained involved in marine issues as a consultant on fisheries issues and ocean outreach, as well as branching out into biotechnology and telecommunications through a base in Boston in the decade after his retirement from Congress.
Studds held numerous town meetings in the district, answering questions and listening to the concerns of his constituents.
stellwagen.noaa.gov /about/gerryestudds.html   (1164 words)

  
 Obituary: Gerry Studds - 28 Oct 2006 - World News - New Zealand Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dean Hara, who married Studds shortly after gay marriage was legalised in Massachusetts in 2004, said Studds was a pioneer who gave courage to gay people everywhere by winning re-election after publicly acknowledging his homosexuality.
Studds was first elected in 1972 and represented Cape Cod, and the Islands, New Bedford, and the South Shore of Massachusetts for 12 congressional terms.
In 1983, Studds acknowledged his homosexuality after a congressional aide revealed he had had a relationship with him a decade earlier, when the aide was 17.
www.nzherald.co.nz /section/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10407935   (369 words)

  
 Former Rep. Gerry Studds dies in Boston   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Former Rep. Gerry Studds, a Massachusetts Democrat who was censured in 1983 for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old congressional intern, died Saturday at Boston Medical Center, an official said.
''Gerry was a stalwart champion of New England's fishing families as well as a committed environmentalist who worked hard to demonstrate that the cause of working people and the cause of the environment go hand-in-hand with the right leadership,'' Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry said.
''Gerry Studds was really a pioneer in being the first openly gay member of Congress,'' said Marc Solomon, campaign director for MassEquality, a state gay marriage advocacy group.
famulus.msnbc.com /famulusgen/reuters10-14-115653.asp?t=RENEW   (348 words)

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