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TransGender San Francisco collection
2006-45  
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Description
TransGender San Francisco is a longstanding organization which provides peer support for transgender and gender nonconforming people, as well as educating the public about trans issues. The collection includes various organizational materials, publications, and scrapbooks of articles and clippings.
Background
TransGender San Francisco is a longstanding organization which provides peer support for transgender and gender nonconforming people, as well as educating the public about trans issues. It was founded in 1982 as a safe meeting place for people who identified as crossdressers or transvestites, which was reflected in its punning original name, Educational TV Channel. At first, members met in various homes; later, they began holding more formal monthly restaurant socials and theme parties. The group established its bylaws in 1983, and throughout the eighties it became increasingly organized – establishing a leadership structure, a group for couples, a small library, and a publications wing which put out informational pamphlets. Membership grew to over 400 during this time. In the nineties, the group continued to expand its mission, receiving nonprofit status in 1994. ECTV changed its name to TransGender San Francisco in 1998 to reflect its ambition to serve the entire trans community.
Extent
1.25 linear feet (two manuscript boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society 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 by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).