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This document three-page document begins with a form titled "AIRMAN'S CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE," which states that Gordon had finished his work on the activities that he was responsible for at the Biggs Air Force Base in Texas, prior to being…

This document is a standard form from the Middlesex Probate and Family Court Department that simply states "Court Does Not Require the Memorandum... Happy New Year." It was stored in Charles' files in an envelope addressed to Gordon Copeland…
Unidentified person, possibly Jeremy Grainger, wearing GCN tank top marching at a demonstration with the sign "for the gay man who taught in the school, rest in peace." From Mike Riegle collection.

1972-06-27 on Boston Pride for Boston After Dark - John Kyper.pdf
Who made this?Article written by John KyperWhere was it made or acquired?Published in Boston After Dark, written 27 June 1972, published 2 July 1972StoryThis is an article I wrote for Boston After Dark (later the Boston Phoenix), which was published…

Who made this? Jim JacksonWhere was it made or acquired? Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 1984Story In 1984, Harry Hay was the keynote speaker at Boston Pride. This essay is an account of Jim Jackson's interaction with Harry during the march…

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.

Originally published in Gay Community News, this is an excerpt of an interview between John Ward, Founder of GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders) and Cindy Stein

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This printed letter appears to be a summary of the author's academic and personal affairs of the year 1995 - it may have been sent out to a number of recipients, as it is not addressed to anyone, and is printed from a computer with a handwritten…

A copy of John Kyper's article about the history of Boston's Gay Movement, published in 1980 by Gay Community News in volume 7, number 42, p. 10-11, 13.

1970-04-01 Boys in the Band lte in B.A.D. - John Kyper.pdf
Who made this? Letter to the editor written by John KyperWhere was it made or acquired? Published in Boston After Dark, 1 April 1970 Story This is a letter-to-the editor of Boston After Dark (which later became the Boston…

1978-03-18 Myth of The Common Denominator - John Kyper.pdf
Who made this?Article written by John KyperWhere was it made or acquired?Boston, published in Gay Community News and elsewhere, 18 March 1978StoryI wrote this analysis of the LGBT movement in early 1978, reflecting on the past year's events in Boston…

An article in Gay Community News written by Bill Damon about the first Fantasia Fair in Provincetown. Fantasia Fair, a week-long trans celebration held in Ptown started in 1975. Gay Community News reported on the first event, although terminology in…

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Who made this?Em Gamber, Black & Pink BostonWhere was it made or acquired?Photo at Jamaica Plain branch of the USPSStoryBlack & Pink is an abolitionist organization that seeks to build community and liberation of LGBTQ and HIV+ people…

Gay Community News Staff Photo 1973
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.
Mike Riegle assessing damage after the arson at 22 Bromfield Street, the entrance to GCN and Fag Rag offices as well as Glad Day Books. Inscription on verso reads "please return to Mike Riegle," from Mike Riegle collection.

This appears to be 6 copies of the same photo on one strip (perhaps a school portrait), wallet-sized, at various levels of contrast. Charles Shively as a teen.

The title on the cover is "8 Black Women Why Did They Die" but there is a stylistic treatment to note that this is a possible third version of the pamphlet, with the word "Six" having been crossed out and the number "7" having been crossed out. This…

On page 1: "Preparado por la Colectiva Rio Combahe, una organizacion de Femenistas Afro-Norteamericanas de Boston."

Spanish-language version of similar English-language pamphlets about murders of Black women in Roxbury, Dorchester, the South End,…

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.

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Three women smile at the camera from a barrel table on a pier or dock in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Various people can be seen around them.

Six men in bathing suits stand arm-in-arm posing in a line on the beach in Provincetown, Mass. Another man kneels between them with his head poking out from between the middle men's hips.

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A man in a striped bathing suit smiles, flexes, and poses for the camera while on the beach in Provincetown, Mass.

A man wearing a hat, sunglasses, and what appears to be a large puffy dress, stands next to an overturned beach umbrella in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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 man in a feather boa outfit lies on an inflated beach float, apparently sleeping or posing on a beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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.

A postcard addressed to Mr. Ed. Bernis (Edward Bernier) at his Cambridge, Massachusetts, address (175 Elm Street). The front of the postcard shows the interior of the Ace of Spades Club in Provincetown, Massachusetts, while the message on the card…

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This pamphlet, created by the ACLU of South California Gay Rights Chapter, instructs veterans on how to apply to upgrade their discharge to honorable discharge, if they had been discharged "less than honorably" due to being (or being accused of…

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…
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