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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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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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…

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

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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…

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The popular singer, a former Miss Oklahoma and spokesperson for the Florida citrus industry, Anita Bryant became the face of homophobia in 1977 when she campaigned to repeal a Dade County ordinance that prohibited discrimination on the basis of…

1972 Mass. Mental discrimination docts. - John Kyper.pdf
Who made this?John KyperWhere was it made or acquired?BostonStoryIn November 1972 I was refused employment as an aide at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, located on Fenwood Road near Brigham Circle, by a nursing supervisor who told me that my…

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This document is a copy of the form that Charles filled out to reserve the sanctuary of the Old Cambridge Baptist Church (Cambridge MA) for Gordon's memorial service on December 8, 1995. Charles wrote that he anticipated 50-75 people to attend, and…

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Attendee holds a sign that reads "IF YOU COME OUT YOU CAN'T BE FOUND OUT" during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971.

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Attendees outside the Massachusetts State House hold a sign that reads "FEMALE LIBERATION" during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971. Another sign reads "REPEAL ALL ANTI-GAY LAWS Socialist Workers Party."

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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.

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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.…
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