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Los Angeles Public Library and Langston Hughes Poster Complaint Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-064
Abstract Petition, memoranda, press releases, interdepartmental correspondence, articles, organizational statements, reports, and other material documenting controversy over "issues of equity, censorship, and discrimination" with regard to gay and lesbian patrons and employees by the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), circa 1989-1994. According to a complaint filed in 1994 by library employees, in 1991 the City Librarian of the LAPL "censored and ordered destroyed Lesbian and Gay History Month...
Dates: 1989-1994; Majority of material found within 1991 - 1994

Larry Townsend papers

Identifier: Coll2022-002
Abstract Larry Townsend (1930-2008) was an American author, gay rights activist, and prominent member of the gay leather and BDSM communities. He is best known for his writings, both fiction and non-fiction, including The Leatherman's Handbook, Run, Little Leather Boy, Master of Masters, Tsar!, and many short stories and essays. The collection contains records,...
Dates: 1906-2009

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