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Gay and Lesbian Press Association Collection, 1980-1987 Coll2011.050*
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  • Scope and Content
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Publication Rights
  • Access
  • Historical Note

  • Title: Gay and Lesbian Press Association Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.050*
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. [5 folders]
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1981-1985
    Date (inclusive): 1980-1987
    Abstract: Pamphlets, flyers, correspondence, media releases, articles, convention publicity, annual reports, membership forms, publication lists, conference registration lists, memoranda, project proposals, and reports documenting activities of the Gay and Lesbian Press Association (GLPA), 1980-1987. The GLPA was founded in 1981 as "a professional trade organization devoted to the betterment of all the gay/lesbian press media and the people who are responsible for the very existence of a gay press."
    creator: Gay and Lesbian Press Association.

    Scope and Content

    Pamphlets, flyers, correspondence, media releases, articles, convention publicity, annual reports, membership forms, publication lists, conference registration lists, memoranda, project proposals, and reports documenting activities of the Gay and Lesbian Press Association (GLPA), 1980-1987. The GLPA was founded in 1981 as "a professional trade organization devoted to the betterment of all the gay/lesbian press media and the people who are responsible for the very existence of a gay press." The collection documents conferences, award ceremonies, administrative functions, and initiatives undertaken by the GLPA, including efforts to develop a computerized network in order to improve communication between gay and lesbian journalists.

    Preferred Citation

    Gay and Lesbian Press Association Collection, Coll2011-050, 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.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    Historical Note

    The Gay and Lesbian Press Association was founded in 1981 as a national professional association advocating for the interests of gay and lesbian journalists and gay- and lesbian-oriented publications. The GLPA served as "a professional trade organization devoted to the betterment of all the gay/lesbian press media and the people who are responsible for the very existence of a gay press... to ensure and promote ethical journalistic standards among its members; to increase understanding and communication within the gay and lesbian community and with the community at large; to promote a healthy business environment; to foster the growth and development of the gay press media; and to protect and defend the rights and integrity of the gay press media." The GLPA held annual conferences and award ceremonies during the 1980s; it was also engaged in efforts to develop an efficient electronic communication system linking gay journalists and news organizations.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay journalists
    Journalism
    Professional associations--United States