ABLE-TOGETHER records

Finding aid created by GLBT Historical Society staff using RecordEXPRESS
GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2020


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

Gays with disabilities
Sexual minorities with disabilities
Gay men
Bisexual men

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