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.
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.
1 carton, 1 manuscript box (1.42 linear feet)
Copyright has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Collection is open for research.