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Finding Aid to the Stonewall Alliance for Youth Long Beach Records, 1981-1993 Coll2014.046
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Description
Bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, petitions, publicity material, clippings, and other administrative records, 1981-1993, from the Stonewall Alliance for Youth in Long Beach, California. The Stonewall Alliance for Youth was formed in order to establish programs in the Long Beach Unified School District that provide information, counseling, and support for gay and lesbian students.
Background
In 1989, activists from the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, an LGBT political group, proposed the establishment of a high school counseling program for LGBT teenagers in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). The Committee for Project 10 Long Beach was formed, taking its name from a similar program, Project 10 at Fairfax High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. With the support of the ONE in Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Center, and led by gay activist David Newell, the committee proposed a district-wide program that involved hiring a coordinator to provide LGBT literature, counseling, and support for all LBUSD high schools. The proposal was rejected in 1991 due to growing opposition from parents, church leaders, and high school principals. In 1991, the committee changed its name to the Stonewall Alliance for Youth Long Beach when Project 10's founder revoked the committee's use of the name.
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet 1 carton.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.