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Gay Rights National Lobby Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-053

Scope and Content

Press releases, notes, memoranda, member and legislator lists, policy statements, administrative records, financial documents, annual reports, correspondence, articles, and clippings documenting activities of the Gay Rights National Lobby, 1976-1985. Conceived of in Chicago in 1975, the Gay Rights National Lobby (GRNL) was "registered in Washington, D.C., as a civil rights lobby dedicated to obtaining federal legislation which will guarantee equal protection under the law to all men and women, whatever their affectional or sexual preference." The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and press releases.

Dates

  • 1976-1985

Creator

Access

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Historical Note

Created in Chicago in 1975, the Gay Rights National Lobby was "registered in Washington, D.C., as a civil rights lobby dedicated to obtaining federal legislation which will guarantee equal protection under the law to all men and women, whatever their affectional or sexual preference." GRNL's activities included serving as an advocate for gay and lesbian civil rights issues such as housing and employment discrimination; building alliances with other civil/human rights organizations; building a grassroots constituency of members/"field workers"; and preparing issue- or legislation-oriented press releases and briefs. GRNL was prominent in coordinating opposition to the Reagan administration's Family Protection Act, 1981-1982. GRNL merged with an associated lobbying organization, the Human Rights Fund (now the Human Rights Campaign) in 1985.

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet ([10 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Press releases, notes, memoranda, member and legislator lists, policy statements, administrative records, financial documents, annual reports, correspondence, articles, and clippings documenting activities of the Gay Rights National Lobby, 1976-1985. Conceived of in Chicago in 1975, the Gay Rights National Lobby (GRNL) was "registered in Washington, D.C., as a civil rights lobby dedicated to obtaining federal legislation which will guarantee equal protection under the law to all men and women, whatever their affectional or sexual preference."

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.

Creator

Title
Gay Rights National Lobby Records
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

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