Building committee minutes, financial statements
and related documents, Internal Revenue Service correspondence and Federal tax
returns along with general correspondence, 1971-1985 of Alcoholics Together
(AT), a Los Angeles gay and lesbian alcoholics meeting formed in 1969 which
follows the tenets and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), along with
providing an environment affirming gay and lesbian identity.
In 1969, in Los Angeles, a group of seven gay alcoholics met to
establish an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting that provided an environment
affirming gay/lesbian identity. They attempted to have their meeting listed in
the Los Angeles AA directory; however, AA would not recognize any "closed,"
meeting, such as a gay/lesbian only meeting. The organizers subscribed to AA
tenets, traditions, and meeting format with the permission of AA, however AA
requested that the meeting not use the Alcoholic Anonymous name. AA did allow
the use of their materials and guidelines, only requesting a credit line on
copies. The organizers subsequently chose the name "Alcoholics Together" also
known as AT. In 1971, the organization opened the "AT Center" a location for
meetings, AT meetings quickly expanded and unaffiliated AT meetings spread
nationally. The AT Center continues to provide a variety of meetings for gays
and lesbians alcoholics.
2 archive cartons.
0.8 linear foot.
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