Gay Community News Photograph Collection

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Gay Community News Photograph Collection

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Gay Community News was a weekly journal published in Boston from 1973 to 1992 by the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation. It was an important resource for the LGBT community, reporting a wide variety of LGBT related news.

The GCN photograph collection housed at The History Project in Boston, MA consists of approximately 1500 photographs, most of which are black and white prints. The photographs were taken for use in the journal, many appearing in the publication, and donated to The History Project after the closure of the journal. History Project staff members were responsible for creating three series of photographs, categorizing the images by 1. Organizations, 2. People, and 3. Demonstrations. The History Project also houses a complete run of the journal Gay Community News.

A selection of the photographs from the Organizations series is available on this Omeka site. The photographs are from a wide variety of organization in the Boston area, ranging from protest groups, to musical groups, to political groups, to theater groups. The entire Organizations series has been digitized and may be available through email by contacting The History Project at info@historyproject.org.

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Boston Playwrights Theatre members
Seven actors from the Boston Playwrights Theatre sit on a house stoop, posing theatrically.

Women's percussion group performing onstage at NightStage
Six women with hand percussion on a stage with a sign over them which says "NIGHTSTAGE".

Four women of the Mood Swings acting out different moods
The Mood Swings was an improvisational theater groups dealing with the issues of lesbians recovering from alcoholism. Karen, Liz, Cheryl Qamar, and Alice of the Mood Swings in various acting states.

Four women of the Mood Swings acting out a fight
The Mood Swings was an improvisational theater groups dealing with the issues of lesbians recovering from alcoholism. Alice, Karen, Cheryl Qamar, and Liz of the Mood Swings, apparently acting out a scene.

Four women of the Mood Swings acting out a scene
The Mood Swings was an improvisational theater groups dealing with the issues of lesbians recovering from alcoholism. Liz, Karen, Cheryl Qamar, and Alice of the Mood Swings, apparently acting out a scene.

Four women of the Mood Swings posing dramatically
The Mood Swings was an improvisational theater groups dealing with the issues of lesbians recovering from alcoholism. Liz, Karen, Cheryl Qamar, and Alice of the Mood Swings, apparently acting out a scene.

Four women of the Mood Swings
The Mood Swings was an improvisational theater groups dealing with the issues of lesbians recovering from alcoholism. Cheryl Qamar, Liz, and Alice of the Mood Swings, standing over Karen.

The Mood Swings posing on a stoop
The Mood Swings was an improvisational theater groups dealing with the issues of lesbians recovering from alcoholism. Alice, Blitzen, Karen, Cheryl Qamar, and Liz sitting on the steps of a house, posing for the photograph.

Five women of the Mood Swings posing on a wall
The Mood Swings was an improvisational theater groups dealing with the issues of lesbians recovering from alcoholism. Here is the group posed on a stone wall. Left to Right: Liz, Cheryl, Alice, Karen, Blitzen (Director)

Marge Ragona of the Metropolitan Community Church Rhode Island outside
Reverend Marge Ragona, Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

Marge Ragona of the Metropolitan Community Church Rhode Island
Reverend Marge Ragona, Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

Marge Ragona of the Metropolitan Community Church of Rhode Island speaking in front of an audience
Reverend Marge Ragona, Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

Marge Ragona of the Metropolitan Community Church of Rhode Island speaking at a podium
Reverend Marge Ragona, Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

Marge Ragona of the Metropolitan Community Church of Rhode Island standing at a podium
Reverend Marge Ragona, Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

Massachusetts Teachers Association conference hall with attendees and panel
An overhead view of a Massachusetts Teachers Association conference hall, with a panel of speakers on a stage in front beneath a banner reading: "MTA: helping teachers teach."

Katherine Triantafillou receives Community Service Award from the Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Bar Association
Cambridge lawyer Katherine Triantafillou was presented with the Massachusetts Bar Association's prestigious Community Service Award at the Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Bar Association Annual Meeting on May 1, 1992 at the Lafayette Hotel in Boston. …

Tom Barstow address the Gay and Lesbian Caucus
Tom Barstow, Co-Director of Gay Vote '80, addressing a large audience from a podium under a banner: "Lesbian and Gay Caucus".

Members of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition standing in front of the Mobile Mammographic Unit
Two men and two women smile while standing in front of a vehicle parked at a CVS with the words "Mobile Mammographic Unit" painted on the side.

Mass Act Out members shouting in front of the police
Members of Mass Art Out under a canopy of balloons, shouting while police officers hold them back.

Promotional photograph of the band Libana, Inc. posed in a garden with their instruments
12 women of the band Libana, Inc. pose outdoors in a garden with their various musical instruments.

Promotional photograph of the band Libana, Inc. sitting on some rocks with their instruments
11 women of the band Libana, Inc. pose on some rocks while holding a variety of musical instruments

LESLA members with banner during Pride 1990
Members of LESLA (Lesbianas Latinas) carry their banner down Charles Street during Gay Pride 1990.

Lesbians Choosing Children Network members marching down the street
A large group marches down the street on a sunny day under banners and signs: "Lesbians Choosing Children Network" and "Foster Equality".

The panel from the Saturday Opening Session of the Lesbian Liberation conference
Five women at the Sunday Lesbian Liberation Conference form a panel in front a banner which reads: "Restore Medicaid Funds for Abortion".

View of the Sunday Lesbian Liberation Panel from the audience
A straight on view of the Sunday Morning Lesbian Liberation Panel, from the audience perspective.

Partial view of the Sunday Lesbian Liberation Panel, with Libby Smith and June Chan reading at the podium
Five women on the panel at the Sunday Morning Lesbian Liberation Panel.

Sunday Morning Lesbian Liberation Panel
A woman speaks at a podium next to a row of panelists at the Sunday Morning Lesbian Liberation Panel.

Sunday Morning Lesbian Liberation Panel with some audience members
A woman speaks at a podium next to a row of panelists, including Libby Smith and June Chan, at the Sunday Morning Lesbian Liberation Panel, with audience members looking on.

View of opening plenary at Lesbian Liberation sponsored conference, with audience
A group of women sitting in an auditorium. The women are wearing nametags for a conference sponsored by the group Lesbian Liberation.

Partial view of opening plenary at Lesbian Liberation sponsored conference, with audience
A group of women sit in an auditorium in front of a banner which reads: " Reproductive Rights National Network".

Partial view of opening plenary at Lesbian Liberation sponsored conference, with audience speaker
A group of women sit in an auditorium, turned to listen to a audience member speaking. A banner on the back wall of the auditorium reads: " Reproductive Rights National Network".

Two LAGMA members working
A man and a woman from LAGMA sitting at a table with books and papers on it.

Diane Green, Ronnie Allen, Jeff McLaughlin, Rev. Bob Wheatly and Bill Mulkern at a LAGMA event
Left to Right: Diane Green, co-chair LAGMA; Ronnie Allen, LAGMA; Jeff McLaughlin, Globe Liaison to gay community; Rev. Bob Wheatly, UVA office of gay concerns; Bill Mulkern, co-chair LAGMA.

Diane Green, Jeff McLaughlin and Bill Mulkern at a LAGMA event
Left to Right: Diane Green, co-chair LAGMA; Jeff McLaughlin, Globe Liaison to gay community; Bill Mulkern, co-chair LAGMA.

Lavender Resistance members in candid conversation
Three members of the Lavender Resistance smile at each other.

Members of the Lavender Left walking down the street with their banner in a demonstration
A group of smiling men and women march down the street under a banner reading: "Lavender Left, Lesbian and Gay Socialist."

Tim Sweeney, Marion Barry, and Meryl Friedman at Lambda's 7th annual awards dinner
Left to Right: Tim Sweeney, Executive Director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Marion Barry, Mayor of Washington, D.C., and Meryl Friedman, Lambda board member, at Lambda's 7th annual award dinner October 18 at the Sheraton Centre, New…

The Honorable Mary Morgan speaking at a Lambda's 7th annual awards dinner
The Honorable Mary Morgan, the first openly lesbian judge in U.S. history, at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's 7th annual awards dinner October 18 at the Sheraton Center, New York City. Judge Morgan was honored for her dedication and…

Portrait of Ruth Herring of LAMBDA
Ruth Herring, Deputy Director Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Large portrait of Sandra Lowe of LAMBDA
Sandra J. Lowe, Staff Attorney Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Portrait of David Barr of LAMBDA
David Barr, AIDS Project Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

Portrait of Mariana Romo-Carmona of LAMBDA
Mariana Romo-Carmona, LAMBDA Public Education Coordinator, May 3, 1990 announcement.

Portrait of Mickey J. Wheatley of LAMBDA
Mickey J. Wheatley, AIDS Project Staff Attorney Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Portrait of Penny Perkins of LAMBDA
Penny Perkins, Education Coordinator, LAMBDA Legal Defense
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