Memoranda, financial reports, a manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions,
meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings,
and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), a conference of independent gay
and lesbian rights organizations held annually from 1966-1970.
The North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) was an annual conference of independent gay and lesbian rights
organizations "to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status
of the homosexual as a homosexual." Between 1966 and 1970, NACHO served as a clearing house for communication between gay
organizations; provided guidance for founding new groups around the country; established a legal defense fund; and issued
position papers on a range of gay and lesbian civil rights issues. Conflict between radical activists and more conservative
members of NACHO at its 1970 conference in San Francisco led to the collapse of the organization.
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