1937 - 1987
Tom Waddell, the athlete, is the subject of the two large pictures. He competed in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and took sixth place in the Decathlon. The photographer's name is Don Chadez. The pictures were contributed by Paula Finn of San Francisco. They were given to her by Zohn Artman, Tom's lover.
This photograph of Tom Waddell as a child was taken from the book "GAY OLYMPIAN, The Life and Death of Dr. Tom Waddell" by Dick Schaap. No photo credit is given.
This photo, also from the book "GAY OLYMPIAN", shows Waddell removing the sacred "O" word from a Gay Games poster.
This advertisement for Gay Games I was the centerfold of the 1982 Castro Street Fair Program. The Fair was held on August 15, 1982, 2 weeks before the start of Gay Games.
The picture shows Tom Waddell in the USA shirt.
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