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George Choy papers
1994-35  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Choy papers
    Dates: 1978-1992
    Collection Number: 1994-35
    Creator/Collector: Choy, George
    Extent: 0.85 linear feet
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Preferred Citation

    George Choy papers. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Prescott Chow, via Daniel Bao, in 1995.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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, through organizational records, correspondence, speeches, news clippings, brochures and photos. The collection also documents the relationship between Choy and some of OCCUR’s members, including Hiroshi Niimi. It includes some personalia and photographs of family and friends.

    Indexing Terms

    Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
    Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Community HIV Project
    Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays
    Gay rights--Japan.

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