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Finding aid to the San Francisco Pride at Work Records
larc.ms.0418  
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Description
The records of San Francisco Pride at Work (SFPAW) contain papers, artifacts, and digital content which document and illustrate the mission, campaigns, projects, ideas, and activities of the often irreverent group of LGBTQ activists. SFPAW, a self-described non-hierarchical, anti-authoritarian, radical queer organization, sought, through direct action, to build coalitions between organized labor and the LGBTQ community around social and economic justice issues.
Background
San Francisco Pride at Work (SFPAW), was a membership-based organization of queers for economic and social justice in San Francisco. Probably formed between 2006-2007, SFPAW was the San Francisco chapter of the National Pride at Work organization, which became an official affiliated constituency group of the AFL-CIO in 1997. An almost entirely volunteer-run organization, SFPAW was the LGBTQ arm of the Bay Area labor movement, actively campaigning to protect workers' rights and defending queer justice in the workplace. The organization is sometimes referred to by the name HAVOQ (Horizontal Alliance of Very Organized Queers). SFPAW's central enterprise was the Queer Youth Organizing Project (QYOP), which was renamed HAVOQ in 2009 and subsequently used as an alternative name for the organization. Internal divisions led to the demise of SFPAW/HAVOQ in late 2012/2013.
Extent
7.25 Cubic Feet (12 boxes and 2 oversize folders of textual materials, artifacts,13 CDs and 1 USB flash drive)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center 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 reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. A few documents have been restricted to protect personal identifiable information. Access restrictions are noted at the file level. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.