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Guide to the Orange County Group Documents on Gays and Homosexuality MS.R.156
MS.R.156  
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Description
This collection consists of photocopies of several internal documents from the Orange County Group, a Marxist-Leninist study group that formed within and eventually broke its ties with the August 29th Movement. Documents include "Towards the development of the correct Marxist-Leninist position on the Gay question," 35 pp., "On the relation of the sexes," 10 pp., "The Gay Question," 7 pp., a theoretical document that begins "Sexual relations need redefining," 2 pp., and three stapled packets of photocopied published documents. The documents were kept together by an unidentified activist.
Background
The Orange County Group was a Marxist-Leninist study group that formed within and eventually broke from the August 29th Movement (ATM), a Chicano communist organization that took its name from the historic August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium demonstration against the Vietnam War in Los Angeles, California. According to Orange County Group documents, the group decided to break its ties with the ATM when "ATM directed the leader of our study group to expel the gay comrades in our group." The group's writings argued for the removal of existing negative attitude towards gay issues in the Marxist-Leninist movement.
Extent
0.1 linear feet. (1 folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.