Gay activists -- United States
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Freedom to Marry records
Call Number: MS 2038
Overview: Freedom to Marry (2003-2015) was an organization and campaign founded by Evan Wolfson in 2003, with the sole purpose of legalizing marriage for same-sex couples at both the state and federal level. The campaign formulated a three-part strategy to accomplish its goals: win marriage equality in more states, build support for marriage equality, and end federal discrimination. Freedom to Marry’s campaign culminated in 2015 when the Supreme Court decided the landmark case, Obergefell v. Hodges, in...
Dates: Circa 1948-2016, bulk 2003-2015
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Freedom to Marry records
Larry Kramer papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 722
Overview: The collection documents the career of Larry Kramer as a playwright and author, an advocate for gay rights, and an activist in the fight against AIDS. The collection consists of writings, including manuscripts and drafts of plays, books, screenplays, and articles; AIDS-related material; diaries; correspondence; photographs; printed material; audiovisual material; and other papers. There is also substantial material relating to the founding of Gay Men's Health Crisis and the AIDS Coalition to...
John Mitzel papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1779
Overview: The collection contains material accumulated by John Mitzel in the course of his life and career as a writer, publisher, bookseller, and activist. Included are correspondence and research files on topics and individuals relevant to the LGBTQ community, gay rights, pornography, obscenity laws, and child sexual abuse trials; drafts and clippings of Mitzel's writings and records of the operations and legal disputes of the Glad Day Bookstore and Calamus Books; diaries and scrapbooks spanning...
Dates: circa 1924-2013, (bulk 1970-2000)
Charley Shively papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1546
Content Description: The papers consist of writings, correspondence, research files, notebooks, printed material, photographs, family papers, and other papers documenting the life and work of Charley Shively. Writings, correspondence, and research files document both Shively's academic work as a historian and his work as a gay rights activist and publisher. Documentation of Shively's work as a publisher includes extensive materials related to the Boston-area gay newspaper Fag Rag, which Shively co-founded,...
Dates: 1900-2013, bulk 1942-2013