Smith, Richard L.

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SMITH, Richard L.

SMITH, Richard L. American, b. 1950. Genres: Medicine/Health, Gay and lesbian issues. Career: Spokane Resource Advocates, Spokane, WA, research assistant, 1972; Pacific Institute for Community Organizations, Oakland, CA, community organizer, 1973-75; Committee to Build a Better City, Yakima, WA, executive director, 1978-80; St. Leo's Church, Tacoma, WA, associate pastor, 1981-83; St. Aloysius Parish, Spokane, WA, pastor, 1983-87; Quality Rehabilitation Services, San Mateo, CA, vocational rehabilitation counselor, 1991-94; San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, lecturer in comparative religious studies, 1994-95; Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, adjunct professor, 1995; Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, adjunct faculty member, 1996. AIDS Resource and Information Services, Santa Clara, trainer of volunteers, 1992-95; lecturer at colleges and universities. Quest for Justice Fund, member of board of directors, 1973-77; Catholic Committee on Urban Ministry, member of board of directors, 1979-81. Publications: AIDS, Gays, and the American Catholic Church, 1994. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 842 Teresita Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94127, U.S.A.