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Gay Community Alliance Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-045

Scope and Content

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.

Dates

  • 1971-1973

Creator

Access

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Historical Note

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 officials publicly accountable for violations of the civil rights of gay and lesbian individuals. In addition to targeting particular infractions, the GCA sought to enhance the perceived political power of the gay and lesbian community in Southern California by pressuring candidates for public office to declare their position on gay and lesbian civil rights.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet ([8 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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. The GCA was established in 1971 as a political organization using "tactics of confrontational politics" to advocate a civil rights agenda for the gay and lesbian community in Southern California.

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.

Collection was transferred from ONE Archives Subject File.

Creator

Title
Gay Community Alliance Collection, 1971-1973
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque Revised by Tristan Willenburg
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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