National Gay Rights Advocates Collection, 1985-1990 Coll2011.057*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Title: National Gay Rights Advocates Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.057*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. [17 folders]
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1987-1989
Date (inclusive): 1985-1990
Abstract: Clippings, press releases, correspondence, donor records, newsletters, informational pamphlets, financial records, annual reports, and study reports documenting activities of the National Gay Rights Advocates (NGRA), 1985-1990. The NGRA was a public interest law firm "created [in 1978] to expand and defend gay rights" by taking cases that had potential to break new legal ground.
creator: National Gay Rights Advocates (U.S.)

Historical Note

National Gay Rights Advocates, founded in 1978, was a membership-supported, non-profit, public interest law firm that promoted the rights of gay men and lesbian women throughout the United States. NGRA worked to advance gay and lesbian rights through impact litigation coordinated by professional staff and supported by pro bono assistance from law firms and attorneys. In addition to its work in the courts, NGRA provided legal referral services and publications to educate individuals on such issues as taxation, healthcare, insurance and fair employment practices.

Scope and Content

Clippings, press releases, correspondence, donor records, newsletters, informational pamphlets, financial records, annual reports, and study reports documenting activities of the National Gay Rights Advocates (NGRA), 1985-1990. The NGRA was a public interest law firm "created [in 1978] to expand and defend gay rights" by taking cases that had potential to break new legal ground on behalf of gay and lesbian rights. The bulk of the collection documents activities in 1988 and 1989; it includes a binder from 1989 with chronologically arranged, hand-written notes documenting NGRA issues and agendas from the latter half of that year.

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Preferred Citation

National Gay Rights Advocates Collection, Coll2011-057, 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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay and lesbian rights
Gays--Law and legislation
Legal assistance to gays--United States.
Legal assistance to lesbians--United States.