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Finding aid to the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club records, 1977-1996 Coll2013.006
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Description
The collection documents the Human Rights Awards Banquets, political projects, election and lobbying efforts, national and local collaborations, event participations, Democratic Party involvements, and administrative operations of the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, 1977-1995. Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club was formed as a Democratic Club under the guidelines and affiliation of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council with the purpose of furthering the human and civil rights of all minorities, especially those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Background
"Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club was formed as a Democratic Club under the guidelines and affiliation of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council with the purpose of furthering the human and civil rights of all minorities, especially those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.... Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club started in late 1977 in response to the Briggs Initiative, an anti-gay-and-lesbian initiative to bar gay and lesbian teachers from the classroom. After Briggs was defeated, the club continued as a political voice for the community, recognized by both the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council, and soon after its inception received the award for the largest growing club in California.... The Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club strives to continue to be a voice not only for gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals, but also as a proponent of human and civil rights for all minorities and an advocate for progressive issues."
Extent
9.25 linear feet. 8 archive boxes + 1 flat box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Access is restricted on some Awards Banquet, membership, and financial records. Consult the archivist for more information.