Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, articles, meeting minutes, organizational forms, legal documents, legislation drafts,
city council member lists, meeting rosters, clippings and other material documenting the activities, 1977-1990, of the Coalition
for Lesbian and Gay Rights (New York). Between 1977 and 1986, the Coalition's primary focus was to secure passage by the New
York City Council of legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
The Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights (New York) was founded in 1977 to demand and defend lesbian and gay rights, particularly
with regard to fighting for the passage by the New York City Council of legislation that would ban all forms of discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation. After this legislation became law in New York City in 1986, the Coalition worked to organize
support for similar legislation at the state level; it also lobbied for increases in AIDS research and services.