Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles) Records, 1977-1985 Coll2011.025*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
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Title: Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles) Records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.025*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.3 linear foot. [4 folders]
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1977-1978
Date (inclusive): 1977-1985
Abstract: Flyers, organizational statements, meeting minutes, organizational correspondence, newsletters, clippings, and mailing lists documenting the founding and activities of the Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles). The Coalition was formed in 1977 largely in response to anti-gay and anti-feminist initiatives by Anita Bryant, Phyllis Schaffley, and California State Senator John Briggs. Much of the material focuses on the Coalition's work organizing opposition to California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative in 1978.
creator: Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles).

Historical Note

The Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles) was formed in 1977 to coordinate gay, feminist, and other minority groups' opposition to anti-gay and anti-feminist initiatives by conservative activists Anita Bryant and Phyllis Schaffley, and to California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative. The Coalition sought to mobilize a range of minority interest groups on the grounds that threats to the rights of one group potentially jeopardized the rights of all.

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Preferred Citation

Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles) Records, Coll2011-025, 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.

Scope and Content

Flyers, organizational statements, meeting minutes, correspondence, news releases, mailing lists, clippings, and newsletters documenting the formation and activities of the Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles). Publicity flyers described the Coalition as "a wide range of individuals and organizations united to work actively for the attainment of full economic, social and political equality for oppressed women and men of all races, ages, and sexual orientations." Much of the material focuses on the Coalition's work organizing opposition to the California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay and lesbian rights--United States--California
Homosexuality--Political aspects--California--Los Angeles
Human rights advocacy