Meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, memoranda, clippings, flyers, press releases, bylaws, and financial records
documenting activities of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Press Association (LAGALPA), a member chapter of the national Gay
and Lesbian Press Association (GLPA), 1982-1984. The LAGALPA was founded in 1982 to serve as a professional trade organization
advocating for the interests of gay and lesbian journalism.
Founded in 1982, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Press Association (LAGALPA) was a member/chapter of the national Gay and
Lesbian Press Association. "The purposes of LAGALPA shall be to promote the growth and improvement of the gay and lesbian
communications media; to stimulate the advancement and recognition of gay and lesbian press/media persons both within and
beyond the gay and lesbian communications media; to ensure and promote ethical standards of journalism; to encourage fair
and sound financial management and advertising practices; to foster an interchange of skills and resources; to increase understanding
and improve communication among gays and lesbians of all races within the community at large; and to protect and defend the
freedom and integrity of the press and other media."