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Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights (New York) Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-027

Scope and Content

Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, articles, meeting minutes, organizational forms, legal documents, legislation drafts, city council member lists, meeting rosters, clippings, and other material documenting the activities of the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights (New York), 1977-1990. The Coalition was formed in 1977 to organize support for the human rights of lesbians and gay men, with emphasis on advocating for passage of legislation in the New York City Council that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Dates

  • 1977-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1986

Creator

Access

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Historical Note

The Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights (New York) was founded in 1977 to demand and defend lesbian and gay rights, particularly with regard to fighting for the passage by the New York City Council of legislation that would ban all forms of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. After this legislation became law in New York City in 1986, the Coalition worked to organize support for similar legislation at the state level; it also lobbied for increases in AIDS research and services.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet ([6 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, articles, meeting minutes, organizational forms, legal documents, legislation drafts, city council member lists, meeting rosters, clippings and other material documenting the activities, 1977-1990, of the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights (New York). Between 1977 and 1986, the Coalition's primary focus was to secure passage by the New York City Council of legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Title
Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights (New York) Records, 1977-1990
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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