The collection consists of Dr. Charles W. Gossett's research on domestic partnership benefits, LGBT employment discrimination,
and other LGBT-related topics, 1966-2008. The collection includes administrative records of the Commission on Domestic Partnership
Benefits for the District of Columbia, Georgia Equality Project, and American Political Science Association's Committee on
the Status of Lesbians and Gays in the Profession, 1986-2007. A university professor and administrator, Gossett has researched,
published, and advocated on issues related to lesbian and gay rights since the late 1980s.
Dr. Charles W. Gossett has held various research and administrative positions in the federal government and District of Columbia
city government, including Secretary of the Commission on Domestic Partnership Benefits for the District of Columbia. He joined
Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia in 1992, and served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Equality Project
from 1995-2001. He served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
from 2002-2009. Dr. Gossett served as Chair of the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Committee on the Status
of Lesbians and Gays in the Profession, before serving as a member of the APSA Executive Committee from 2006-2009. He was
a Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for the Study of HIV and AIDS at the University of Botswana in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Gossett
joined California State University, Sacramento, and was appointed Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary
Studies. In June 2012, he became Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
6.65 Linear Feet
5 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
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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.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.