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The Life and Legacy of Gerry Studds

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Gerry Studds served as U.S. Representative from 1973 to 1997. He’s known for passing legislation protecting American fishermen from overfishing by international boats, and limiting president Ronald Reagan’s wars in Central America. After an affair with a page was revealed, Gerry Studds became the first openly gay member of congress. He went on to champion AIDS research and equal right for gays. On The Point, we talk with author Mark Schneider about his new biography of Gerry Studds

 
 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.