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George Choy papers
1994-35  
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Description
The George Choy papers document his work with the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) and the GAPA Community Health Project (GCHP), as well as the relationship between GAPA and OCCUR, the first Japanese gay rights organization.
Background
George Choy (1960-1993) was a board member of Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), a member of ACT UP and an activist for AIDS awareness and LGBT youth who persuaded the SF Board of Supervisors to pass Project 10, the counseling program for LGBT teenagers in public high schools. He was also active in GCHP (GAPA Community Health Project) and worked with OCCUR (the Japanese Association for the Lesbian and Gay Movement, the first Japanese Gay Rights organization). In In 1991, OCCUR brought the first gay rights case to court in Japan.
Extent
0.85 linear feet
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Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).