The Golden Gate Business Association Records document the correspondence of Arthur Lazere (1979-1984), its president from
1979 to 1981. The correspondence, arranged chronologically, include both incoming and outgoing correspondence of Lazere with
other GGBA board members; gay and lesbian business and professional members and associates. Also, there is some correspondence
with San Francisco City officials, and members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
The Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), founded in 1974, is a business association for lesbian and gay small business
owners and professionals. GGBA's mission is "...to bring together lesbian and gay business and professional people and their
friends to foster/create/enhance/encourage working towards a better business environment and community by meeting the needs
of the members and by serving the broader community." Despite being the first gay and lesbian business association in the
United States, GGBA did not publicize its connections to the gay and lesbian community until 1979. Rich Stokes served as the
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay and Lesbian
Historical Society of Northern California.
Collection is open for research.