Anti-Gay Job Discrimination Documents and Testimony, circa 1972-1974

Title

Anti-Gay Job Discrimination Documents and Testimony, circa 1972-1974

Date

Circa 1972-1974

Description

Who made this?

John Kyper

Where was it made or acquired?

Boston

Story

In 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 homosexuality made me "unsuitable to work with our younger patients." This file documents my unsuccessful attempt to obtain legal redress for this discrimination, then the testimony that I gave to the Commerce and Labor Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature detailing the incident in 1973 (anonymously) and publicly in 1974.

Creator

John Kyper

Contributor

John Kyper, Roxbury, MA

Rights

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Is Part Of

#QueerArchivesAtHome, http://www.historyproject.org/project/QAAH

Citation

John Kyper, “Anti-Gay Job Discrimination Documents and Testimony, circa 1972-1974,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed July 3, 2020, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/482.

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