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Gay Community Alliance Collection, 1971-1973 Coll2011.045*
Coll2011.045*  
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Description
Statement of purpose, notes, meeting minutes, photographs, correspondence, flyers, member lists, publicity releases, bylaws, and ephemera documenting activities of the Gay Community Alliance (GCA), 1971-1973. The GCA was established in 1971 as a political organization using "tactics of confrontational politics" to advocate a civil rights agenda for the gay and lesbian community in Southern California.
Background
Established in Los Angeles in 1971, the GCA was "a political organization . . .[that used] the tactics of confrontational politics" (mass demonstrations, sit-ins) to hold elected officials publicly accountable for violations of the civil rights of gay and lesbian individuals. In addition to targeting particular infractions, the GCA sought to enhance the perceived political power of the gay and lesbian community in Southern California by pressuring candidates for public office to declare their position on gay and lesbian civil rights.
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0.4 linear foot. [8 folders]
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