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Phalen, Pat

 Person

Biography

Patrick Phalen was the life partner of Terry Sweeney. Phalen was born on April 16, 1955, in Miami, Florida and passed away on September 8, 2014. He served as Emperor VI of the Imperial Court of Nebraska, circa 1986/1987.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

A.N.G.L.E., Inc. Award to Pat Phalen, 1993, June 4, 1993

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_015
Scope and Contents

Photograph of an award given to Pat Phalen in 1993 by A.N.G.L.E., Inc. The award is rectangular wood with a black plaque framed in gold with gold type. Item was produced by Center Trophy in Omaha, NE.

Award reads, "A.N.G.L.E, Inc. Presents Special Recognition to Pat Phalen - For Community Service to the Gay, Lesbian, and Bi Community - June 4, 1993."

Dates: June 4, 1993

Community Service Award to Pat Phalen, circa 1988

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_005
Scope and Contents

Photograph of an award given to Pat Phalen by the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) for community service. The plaque is in the shape of Nebraska and made of wood with a silver face and black type.

Award Reads, "Imperial Court of Nebraska Community Service Award Presented to Pat Phalen - Coronation VIII."

Dates: circa 1988

EAGLE Award to Pat Phalen, 1992, May 15, 1992

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_013
Scope and Contents Photograph of an award given to Pat Phalen by EAGLE (Employee Association for Gays & Lesbians). The plaque is rectangular in shape with a wooden back, silver frame, and a pink face with white type. Produced by Regal Award in Omaha, NE. Award reads, "EAGLE - Employee Association for Gays & Lesbians - A USWest Resource Group - Presents Pat Phalen The 1992 EAGLE Regional Award of Merit. Presented in recognition and appreciation of your outstanding contributions to EAGLE's...
Dates: May 15, 1992

Emperor to Emperor Award to Pat Phalen, 1997, July 5, 1997

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_017
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a plaque presented to Pat Phalen in 1997 by the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON). The award is rectangular red and gold with a black face with gold type. There are minor scratches on front side. Item was produced by Center Trophy.

Award reads, "Imperial Court of Nebraska - By Decree of H.M.I.M. Emperor 16, Royal Bush. Emperor to Emperor Award Presented to Pat Phalen. Coronation 17 - July 5, 1997."

Dates: July 5, 1997

Fantasy Award to Pat Phalen and Terry Sweeney, circa 2000

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_009
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Fantasy award given to Pat Phalen and Terry Sweeney. The plaque is in the shape of the state of Nebraska and is made of wood with a black face and gold type. Some scratches on reverse side.

Award reads, "Fantasy Award - Pat & Terry - To thank you for your time, dedication, support, and help in making "Fantasy" such a success since its beginning. You are truly appreciated. Dustin & Bob."

Dates: circa 2000

Founder's 500 Award, circa 2000

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_003
Scope and Contents

Photograph of award given to Patrick Phalen and Terry Sweeney by Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha, Nebraska. The award is a clear plastic top with a black base.

Award reads, "Founder's 500 - Vision Architects for Metropolitan Community Churches - "Because of your faith and boldness" -Philemon 1:6-7 - Mr. Patrick Phalen & Mr. Terry Sweeney."

Dates: circa 2000

Gender Issues Plaque to Pat Phalen, 1989, January 20, 1989

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_020
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a plaque given to Pat Phalen in 1989. The award is wooden with black front and silver type. The plaque was produced by Regal Awards in Omaha, Nebraska.

The text on the plaque reads, "We Succeed Through People - Presented to Patrick Phalen - Gender Issues In The Work Place - January, 20, 1989." There are seven stick figure people holding hands at the top of the plaque.

Dates: January 20, 1989

"Loud and Proud" Pride Flag, Circa 1990

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_027
Scope and Contents Photograph of a pride flag made by Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen. The flag was carried in several Pride parades including the 1993 March on Washington and was on display at many Pride events.Description provided by donor Terry Sweeney: "Living here in the midwest carries a stigma of being in the middle of nowhere and always behind times. The LGBT community would see other 'more progressive' areas and their efforts surrounding pride celebrations. Those celebrations always seemed to...
Dates: Circa 1990

Nebraska Pluralism Council Award to Pat Phalen, 1989, January 23, 1989

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_008
Scope and Contents

Photograph of an award of appreciation given to Pat Phalen by the Nebraska Pluralism Council. Plaque is in the shape of the state of Nebraska and made of wood with a white face and silver type.

Award reads, "The Nebraska Pluralism Council - Recognizes Patrick Phalen - For Outstanding Commitment to the Vision - January 23, 1989." In the upper left corner it reads, "We succeed through people."

Dates: January 23, 1989

Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0077
Content Description The Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers document some of their interests and life together in Omaha, Nebraska in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including participating in Marches on Washington, publishing The New Voice, Phalen’s reign as ICON Emperor, safe sex and HIV/AIDS education, workplace advocacy for LGBT+ employees at US West, the Omaha leather scene, and other activities. The collection includes newsletters, event programs, photographs, photo albums belonging to their friend...
Dates: circa 1975-2016

The New Voice Appreciation Award to Pat Phalen, 1994, March 1994

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_018
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a plaque given to Pat Phalen by The New Voice of Nebraska magazine in 1994. Award is rectangular and wooden with a silver plaque and black type.

Award reads: "The New Voice of Nebraska - Presented March 1994 to Pat Phalen - for his many contributions to the Gay and Lesbian Community as shown by his dedication and service to The New Voice of Nebraska since 1987." The New Voice's logo is at the top of the plaque.

Dates: March 1994

The New Voice Award to Pat Phalen, 1998, February 1, 1998

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Identifier: MSS0077_obj_011
Scope and Contents Photograph of an award given to Pat Phalen by The New Voice of Nebraska in February 1998. Award is rectangular and made of wood with a gold face and black type. Designed and produced by Graphic Concepts in Omaha, NE. Minor scratches on front side. Award reads, "February 1998 - The New Voice of Nebraska - Special Recognition Presented to Pat Phalen - For your many contributions to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community as shown by your dedication and service to the...
Dates: February 1, 1998