Statement of purpose, notes, meeting minutes, photographs, correspondence, flyers, member lists, publicity releases, bylaws, and ephemera documenting activities of the Gay Community Alliance (GCA), 1971-1973. Established in Los Angeles in 1971, the GCA was "a political organization . . .[that used] the tactics of confrontational politics" (mass demonstrations, sit-ins) to hold elected officals publicly accountable for violations of the civil rights of gay and lesbian individuals. Among other things, the collection documents the GCA's militant resistance to harrassment of gays by the LAPD; its support for political candidates on record as supporters of gay and lesbian civil rights; and its support of AB 437, a proposed state law legalizing all sexual acts between consenting adults.