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  • Collection: Gay Community News Photograph Collection

A group of people posed outside a building during the Gay Newspaper Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike Chapman - Philadelphia Gay News; Mark Segal, Joe Demarco - Gayzette, Philadelphia.

Gay Community News staff posed on a staircase, including: Joe Martin, Loretta Lottman, Sasha, Jon Kyper, Ellen B. Davis, Jan Johnson, and David Peterson (in a nun's habit). This is the first photograph taken of the staff of Gay Community News.

Men and women of Gay Community News holding a large banner in the 1990 Pride march in Boston.

Ten men at the Gay Men's Center sitting at a round table at a meeting.

View from behind the pitcher toward home plate at a Daughters of Bilitis softball game.

Six panel members, including Amy Hoffman of Gay Community News, sit facing the Gay Press Conference.

A small group of singers from the Boston Gay Men's Chorus, singing during a concert.

A woman speaks at a podium which has the word "China" on the front of it, in front of a banner for the Boston Lesbian and Gay Political Alliance Community Recognition Evening.

Photos used in connection with the book Mediterraneo published by Alyson Publications.

Pure Polyesther is a hilarious and subversive retelling of the Old Testament story of Esther. The Theater Offensive's purimspiel mixes slapstick, klezmer, cross-dressing, outrageous scenery-chewing, and queer coupling with an earnest message about…

Abe Rybeck, wearing a blonde wig, standing with two other men, one in a bathrobe, at an outdoor protest. Banners on a wall behind the men read "Hunger Kills As Well As Guns, Stop the Embargo" and "No U.S. War on Nicaragua, Stop the Embargo." Other…

Abe Rybeck smiling with his arm around a man wearing a sweater dress and hat that reads "Like a Virgin."

Abe Rybeck, fist raised and smiling, with his arm around a life-size puppet.

ACT UP Boston members wearing t-shirts printed "Use Condoms, Fight AIDS", march down a crowded street with banners: "Silence=Death" and "Thanks ASTRA, June 15, Be There."

AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs). ACT UP/Boston was founded in 1987 as a way to focus local efforts in support of the development of AIDS…

In 1989, founding Artistic Director Abe Rybeck and a group of artist/activists formed The Theater Offensive to expand on the success of the gay men's guerrilla theater troupe, United Fruit Company. The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals…

Large reception of AIDS Action Committee with cookies and coffee.

AIDS Action Committee with banner and many balloons in Copley Square.

AIDS Action Committee members during a parade, with a banner and many balloons in Copley Square in Boston, MA.

Alice Wolf addressing The Cambridge Lavender Alliance Brunch at City Hall June 8, 1991

Am Tikva members seated at tables for Passover Seder at the Brookline Jewish Community Center.


Am Tikva members seated at tables for Passover Seder at the Brookline Jewish Community Center. The congregation Am Tikva – People of Hope – has been serving the Greater Boston community since 1976, creating an open and welcoming environment where…

Photo used in the Alyson Publications book We Can Always Call Them Bulgarians: The Emergence of Lesbians and Gay Men on the American Stage, by Kaier Curtin.

De Anna Battle dancing with percussionists in background.

Four women dancers wearing diverse costumes dance on a black stage with one hand percussionist behind them.

AWP opening panel: Kim Shire, Oliva Espin, Judy Chamberlain, Loraine Obler, Frances Doughty, Edith Stein

"Students of Ballet, (advanced, Pointe class) shown here, under the direction of instructor, Terry Shields. These students are in The Morning Intensive Program for Dancers in Training at The Joy of Movement Center. These advanced students are now…

A man twirls a baton and marches in the 1985 Pride Parade in front of a banner for the Lesbian and Gay Freedom Trail Band.

Dignity/Boston was formed in the first waves of the Gay Liberation movement that followed the Stonewall Riots, and has been providing a home for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, their friends and supporters since 1972.…

Barbara Smith, Publisher, Kitchen Table Women of Color Press, speaks at a podium.

Large group of women wearing Batucada Bells t-shirts in a parade carrying bells and drums.

Benjamin Thompson, senior advisor on equal rights for the city of Boston, Human Rights Commission

Black and White Men Together banner over a group of men carrying signs and marching down a street.

A line of people smiling and clapping at a podium with a microphone.
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