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Early Gay Liberation Movement at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1971-1978
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Stewart Thomas Scofield

This obituary was published in the B.A.R. gay newspaper of San Francisco, 2008.
Stewart submitted an article to Gay Lib in Ames that was published in "Coleus and Dogbreath Too" in 1974.

Stewart Scofield's Obituary

Stewart Thomas Scofield
March 26, 1948 — April 19, 2008

Published 05/22/2008

Stewart Scofield died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Bodega Bay on Saturday, April 19, 2008.

He was born in Gary, Indiana, and lived in San Francisco for much of the '80s. His deep affection for The City never diminished, even after he re-located to Sonoma County in the early '90s.

Besides his award-winning work as Volunteer Coordinator for Food for Thought, The Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank, Stewart was a tireless community activist lending his energy and enthusiasm to many causes. From 1991-2006 Stewart organized the carrying of the giant rainbow flag in the San Francisco and Sonoma County Pride Parades. He also was an active member of the Billy Club, and a founding board member of the Billy Foundation.

Stewart was a powerful, persuasive writer, and a co-founder of RFD magazine, authoring (and performing) uninhibited poetry and prose, including a longtime column for the LGBT newspaper, We The People. His magnum opus, Urinalia: a Social Look at Men and Pissing, was unfinished at his death,

To everything Stewart did he brought passion, skill and dedication, but just as important he brought a sublime wit and mischievous sense of fun, all guided by a profound integrity.

A celebration of Stewart's life will be held on Sunday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m., Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. Aloha wear and pot luck donations are encouraged.

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