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Andrew Ross Exler Papers, 1980-1993 Coll2011.037*
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  • Title: Andrew Ross Exler Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.037*
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot. [4 folders]
    Date (inclusive): 1980-1993
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Exler, Andrew Ross

    Biography

    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.

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    Andrew Ross Exler Papers, Coll2011-037, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

    Scope and Content

    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 against Disneyland for its ban on dancing by same-sex couples. Exler subsequently became an activist; his activities included publishing a newsletter, monitoring conservative religious groups, and filing lawsuits against businesses whose practices he saw as violating established civil rights statutes.

    Related Archival Materials

    Morris Kight Papers and Photographs, Coll2010-008, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California. [Correspondence--E]
    Stephen Stewart Photographs, Coll2010-006, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Disneyland (Calif.).
    Gay activists
    Gays--Civil rights