This collection consists of photocopies of several internal documents from the Orange County Group, a Marxist-Leninist study
group that formed within and eventually broke its ties with the August 29th Movement. Documents include "Towards the development
of the correct Marxist-Leninist position on the Gay question," 35 pp., "On the relation of the sexes," 10 pp., "The Gay Question,"
7 pp., a theoretical document that begins "Sexual relations need redefining," 2 pp., and three stapled packets of photocopied
published documents. The documents were kept together by an unidentified activist.
The Orange County Group was a Marxist-Leninist study group that formed within and eventually broke from the August 29th Movement
(ATM), a Chicano communist organization that took its name from the historic August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium demonstration
against the Vietnam War in Los Angeles, California. According to Orange County Group documents, the group decided to break
its ties with the ATM when "ATM directed the leader of our study group to expel the gay comrades in our group." The group's
writings argued for the removal of existing negative attitude towards gay issues in the Marxist-Leninist movement.
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The collection is open for research.