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Andrew Ross Exler Papers, 1980-1993 Coll2011.037*
Coll2011.037*  
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Newsletters, fliers, legal papers, verse, correspondence, clippings, articles, publicity releases, photographs, and autobiographical writings documenting the civil rights activism of Andrew Ross Exler. Exler is best known for filing a (successful) lawsuit in 1980, at age 19, against Disneyland for its ban on same-sex couple dancing. The bulk of the collection comprises a newsletter Exler published, his correpondence to Los Angeles gay activists such as Morris Kight, and material he collected, produced and distributed regarding conservative Christian groups.
Background
Andrew Ross Exler filed a (successful) lawsuit in 1980, at age 19, against Disneyland for its ban on dancing by same-sex couples. Exler continued his role as an activist; his activities included publishing a newsletter, monitoring conservative religious groups, and filing lawsuits against businesses whose discriminatory practices (such as sex-specific promotions, i.e., "ladies night") he saw as violating established civil rights statutes.
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0.2 linear foot. [4 folders]
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