Coll. 033: Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders Collection Finding Aid

Title

Coll. 033: Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders Collection Finding Aid

Description

Attorney John Ward founded the non-profit legal rights organization, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) in 1978. It grew out of the Boston/Boise Committee, a group organized in December 1977 to defend the rights of gay men arrested in Boston Massachusetts as part of an "anti-gay witchhunt." GLAD would file its first lawsuit in 1979 on behalf of a gay man arrested at the Boston Public Library.

GLAD is based in Boston and works to combat discrimination against the LGBTQ community throughout New England and nationwide. In 2003, GLAD was involved with a lawsuit that would lead to the recognition of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.

Identifier

THP-FA-033

Files

Coll  #033 GLAD066.pdf

Citation

“Coll. 033: Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders Collection Finding Aid,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed May 27, 2017, http://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/400.

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