George Choy papers

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


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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