The papers (1 linear foot) document the group from its founding in 1993 through mid-1997. The Records are composed of 3 series
(internal records, literature, and photographs), and are organized chronologically within each series.
The San Francisco Lesbian Avengers engaged in direct-action politics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area between 1993 and
1997 to promote visibility of queer women and to fight the rise of the Christian right. Founded in New York in 1992, the Lesbian
Avengers were noted for their bold, theatrical style and their use of humor to capture media attention.
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Collection is open for research.