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Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance records
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Description
The Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) collection consists of board minutes, agendas, financial records, UGA and UGLA newsletters, articles of incorporation, bylaws, UGLA's "Book of History and Procedures," brochures, membership records, clippings about UGLA, photographs and video recordings. The organization serves the Northeastern Los Angeles LGBT community as a philanthropic and educational non-profit, adhering to its mission as a community network source for gays and lesbians, and an educational service to the public at large.
Background
The Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) was founded in 1983 as the Uptown Gay Alliance (UGA) soon after the murder of Robert (Bobby) Brown, a 24 year-old gay man who was robbed, assaulted and shot after leaving The Bon Mot, a gay bar in Northeast Los Angeles located on Avenue 41 and Figueroa. It was the second such murder within two years and no suspects were brought to trial after the lack of a serious investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). In a meeting led by Gus DiClario, realtor and owner of Uptown Properties, UGA was formed and in 1985 became UGLA.
Extent
9.2 Linear Feet 9 boxes and 5 oversize items.
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.