Statement of purpose, notes, meeting minutes, photographs, correspondence, flyers, member lists, publicity releases, bylaws,
and ephemera documenting activities of the Gay Community Alliance (GCA), 1971-1973. The GCA was established in 1971 as a political
organization using "tactics of confrontational politics" to advocate a civil rights agenda for the gay and lesbian community
in Southern California.
Established in Los Angeles in 1971, the GCA was "a political organization . . .[that used] the tactics of confrontational
politics" (mass demonstrations, sit-ins) to hold elected officials publicly accountable for violations of the civil rights
of gay and lesbian individuals. In addition to targeting particular infractions, the GCA sought to enhance the perceived political
power of the gay and lesbian community in Southern California by pressuring candidates for public office to declare their
position on gay and lesbian civil rights.
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