Gay activists -- United States -- History
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, clippings, articles, legal documents, publicity, notes, and a dissertation excerpt documenting the literary activity of author and early gay rights advocate Donald Sagarin, who wrote under the pseudonym Donald Webster Cory in the 1950s. Cory was the author of the book The Homosexual in America (1951).
Often referred to as the forefather of the United States gay movement, Henry Gerber in 1924 created the first known gay organization in the United States, the Society for Human Rights, and the first known gay publication, Friendship and Freedom. The collection consists of Henry Gerber correspondence and writings as well as biographical information written about Henry Gerber, circa 1940-1998.
Clippings, flyers, correspondence, notes, press releases, questionnaires, meeting minutes, petitions, position statements, and a resume of gay activist John O'Brien, 1969-1994. A lifelong gay rights and political activist, O'Brien participated in the Stonewall Riots and was a cofounder of the Gay Liberation Front.