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Irwin E. Keller papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Irwin E. Keller papers
    Dates: 1987-1991
    Collection Number: 2013-04
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1 manuscript box
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: This collection contains materials related to the legal career and political activism of Irwin E. Keller (b. 1960), an attorney, former executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the Bay Area and member of the Kinsey Sicks. The bulk of the collection consists of pleadings, correspondence and drafts from, and press about, People v. Frankie Don Huie, Jr. This was a landmark 1989 case in which the National Gay Rights Advocates fought to discredit the “homosexual panic” defense.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Irwin E. Keller papers. Collection Number: 2013-04. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Irwin E. Keller.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains materials related to the legal career and political activism of Irwin E. Keller (b. 1960), an attorney, former executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the Bay Area and member of the Kinsey Sicks. The bulk of the collection consists of pleadings, correspondence and drafts from, and press about, People v. Frankie Don Huie, Jr. This was a landmark 1989 case in which the National Gay Rights Advocates fought to discredit the “homosexual panic” defense. Keller’s firm, Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, were cooperating counsel. There are also memos regarding the inclusion of gays and lesbians in affirmative action programs in the legal profession; a small amount of correspondence and protest materials written by Keller; ephemera, newsletters and news clippings from Queer Nation and ACT UP; materials from Men Who Care about Women’s Lives, a group that claimed to be the first all-male pro-choice organization in the United States; and news clippings about various queer protests regarding the media, the military and the law. GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_002861; http://2Fpurl.obolibrary.org/obo/LifO_0000064; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_004300; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000521

    Indexing Terms

    Gay men
    Homophobia
    Law
    AIDS (disease)
    Music