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Bonita Ann Palmer papers
2018-01  
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Description
The Bonita Ann Palmer papers includes newsletters, clippings, personnel records, correspondence, reports, ephemera, pamphlets, and pastoral letters from Episcopal churches, in particular the Parsonage in the Castro, which was the first GLBT ministry supported as an Episcopal Diocesan institution.
Background
Dr. Bonita Ann Palmer, M.D., M. Div., MFT, is a life-long Episcopalian and has been active in the gay and lesbian ministry since the early 1980s. Palmer has since then continued to advocate for LGBT rights and feminism in the Episcopal church. The causes in which she advocated for include topics such as gay marriage, reparative therapy, women’s ordination, and anti-gay violence. Palmer played active roles within the Episcopal Church in the United States (TEC): she was involved with the Parsonage, the first GLBT ministry supported as an Episcopal Diocesan institution, as a longtime volunteer and committee leader, and Integrity, a nonprofit organization that fought for the inclusion of the LGBT community.
Extent
1 carton, 1 manuscript box (1.42 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Availability
Collection is open for research.