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We Are Everywhere, International Collection, 1975-1981 Coll2011.100*
Coll2011.100*  
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Description
Flyers, correspondence, annual reports, press releases, position statements, articles, meeting notes, meeting minutes, and bylaws documenting activities of the gay human rights organization, We Are Everywhere, International (WAEI), 1975-1981. WAEI invoked Article II of the United Nations' 1946 Convention on Genocide (which specified victims as "multi-national communities universally distributed which clearly suffer from genocide") as a legal basis for organized international opposition to the oppression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people.
Background
We Are Everywhere, International (WAEI) was founded in Los Angeles in 1978 by gay and lesbian rights activists reacting to news reports of police brutality against the gay community in Sydney, Australia. WAEI sought to establish cooperative links between gay rights organizations worldwide by applying Article II of the United Nations' 1946 Convention on Genocide (which specified victims as "multi-national communities universally distributed which clearly suffer from genocide") as a legal basis for organized international opposition to the oppression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people.
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0.4 linear foot. [7 folders]
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