We Are Everywhere, International Collection, 1975-1981 Coll2011.100*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Title: We Are Everywhere, International Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.100*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. [7 folders]
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1978-1979
Date (inclusive): 1975-1981
Abstract: Flyers, correspondence, annual reports, press releases, position statements, articles, meeting notes, meeting minutes, and bylaws documenting activities of the gay human rights organization, We Are Everywhere, International (WAEI), 1975-1981. WAEI invoked Article II of the United Nations' 1946 Convention on Genocide (which specified victims as "multi-national communities universally distributed which clearly suffer from genocide") as a legal basis for organized international opposition to the oppression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people.
creator: We Are Everywhere International.

Historical Note

We Are Everywhere, International (WAEI) was founded in Los Angeles in 1978 by gay and lesbian rights activists reacting to news reports of police brutality against the gay community in Sydney, Australia. WAEI sought to establish cooperative links between gay rights organizations worldwide by applying Article II of the United Nations' 1946 Convention on Genocide (which specified victims as "multi-national communities universally distributed which clearly suffer from genocide") as a legal basis for organized international opposition to the oppression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people.

Preferred Citation

We Are Everywhere, International Collection, Coll2011-100, 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.

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Scope and Content

Flyers, correspondence, annual reports, press releases, position statements, articles, meeting notes, meeting minutes, and bylaws documenting activities of the Los Angeles-based gay human rights organization We Are Everywhere, International (WAEI), 1975-1981. WAEI's founders identified homophobia "an international problem" that might be addressed "by joining with others to offset the horrors of oppression/repression/exploitation of us [as] an international community." WAEI invoked Article II of the United Nations' 1946 Convention on Genocide (which specified victims as "multi-national communities universally distributed which clearly suffer from genocide") as a legal basis for organized international opposition to the oppression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people. The collection documents both international and domestic (immigration policy and prisoner advocacy) efforts of WAEI.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gays--Civil rights
Human rights advocacy
Lesbians--Civil rights