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ABLE-TOGETHER records
2002-33  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: ABLE-TOGETHER records
    Dates: 1993-2000
    Collection Number: 2002-33
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 5 linear feet (4 cartons)
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: ABLE-TOGETHER was a gay and bisexual men’s disability advocacy organization; it published a magazine, also called ABLE-TOGETHER, in which subscribers could connect via personal ads. The collection contains organizational records and correspondence, the latter largely with readers about their ads, though some of it is more detailed and revealing.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. The donor of this collection has requested that all researchers who use this collection before 2030 sign an agreement limiting disclosures to the public, which is included in the finding aid. Please contact the GLBTHS Archivist with any questions.

    Preferred Citation

    ABLE-TOGETHER records. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the GLBT Historical Society by Peter Geiger and Blaine Waterman in 2002.

    Biography/Administrative History

    ABLE-TOGETHER (legally organized as Able Together Incorporated) was a gay and bisexual men’s disability advocacy organization; it published a magazine, also called ABLE-TOGETHER, in which subscribers could connect via personal ads. The organization also ran an online discussion list called Disgaytalk, maintained an early website, and hosted monthly get-togethers.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains organizational records and correspondence -- the latter largely with readers about personal ads, though some of it is more detailed and revealing. Some ads were placed by men with disabilities, others by abled men who were actively seeking disabled partners. Organizational records include board materials, financial and legal documents, materials related to the magazine, subject files, and related materials.

    Indexing Terms

    People with disabilities
    Gay men
    Bisexual men

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