Bylaws, correspondence, fliers, and membership lists, 1983-1984, of the Desert Empire Business and Professional Association
(DE BAPA). The bulk of the records concern the split in the organization in mid-1984. While DE BAPA retained the name, some
members left to form the Palm Springs Business and Professional Association. Both organizations served lesbian women, gay
men, bisexuals, and transgender professionals and business owners.
The principal purpose of the Desert Empire Business and Professional Association was "to support, assist, inform, and educate
business and professional individuals supportive of its concerns and community they serve." The principle communities were
lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender professionals and business owners.
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