Correspondence, memoranda, notes, writings, and
printed materials, primarily from the years 1977-1981, relating to Jim Long's
activities as director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services
Center's Educational Outreach Program, and as a private consultant, in
particular with the California State Department of Mental Health's Lesbian/Gay
Male Mental Health Promotion Project.
James Augustus Long III trained originally to become a teacher, but
while working as a student teacher in a school for emotionally disturbed
children in Dade County, FL, in 1970, he was outed and fired. He moved to
California that same year, but his record followed him, and he was unable to
find work as a teacher. From 1971 to 1975, he worked for Union Bank, but was
denied promotion because of his sexual orientation. In 1975, he was hired by
the Los Angeles Gay (later Gay and Lesbian) Community Services Center, where he
worked as a counselor and as director of the Educational Outreach Program. He
left the Center in approximately 1981, to work as a consultant, counselor, and
child care worker at a collective in Echo Park/Silverlake. In 1981 and 1982, he
also served as alternate coordinator of the California State Department of
Mental Health's Gay/Lesbian Work Group.
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