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Finding Aid for the Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles records, 1985-1995
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Description
The Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles (LNLA) was formed in 1985 as a consciousness-raising group for registered nurses (RNs) who commonly shared one thing: "being a woman, being a feminist, and being a lesbian." The LNLA Records hold organizational documents, flyers, newsletters, news articles, community correspondences, and member mini-autobiographies, as well as group memorabilia.
Background
Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles (LNLA) was formed in 1985 from one RN's desire to identify with other lesbian nurses and to encourage unity within the field. As part of the group's mission, LNLA combined both social and political energies related to issues on professional nursing, homophobia, discrimination, and identifying as a woman, feminist and lesbian. Meetings, conducted monthly in members' homes and accompanied by a potluck, focused on consciousness-raising, and often included a special topics presentation, guest speaker, and group discussion. LNLA also participated in marches and parades (for instance, annual involvement in the Christopher St. West Parade), and actively collaborated with other community groups.
Extent
2 document boxes (1 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.