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Zane Blaney collection
2016-18  
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Description
Zane Blaney is a radio journalist, producer, and co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Francisco Bay Area (GLAAD/SFBA), a group which advocates for an end to bigotry and misinformation about LGBTQIA+ people in media. The collection consists of organizational files related to GLAAD/SFBA, as well as a large amount of audiovisual material from between 1982 and 1991, relating to the Gay Games, queer activism, and the national conversation on queer identity. Some of the audiovisual material has been digitized and is available for viewing and listening in the GLBTHS reading room.
Background
Zane Blaney is a radio journalist, producer, and co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/San Francisco Bay Area (GLAAD/SFBA), a group which advocates for an end to bigotry and misinformation about LGBTQIA+ people in media. Blaney began working in radio at the age of 15, beginning at a small-town station in Wyoming and progressing through Denver, Albuquerque, and Sacramento to San Francisco. Beginning in the late 1970s, Blaney began recording interviews with San Francisco’s queer leaders, which became a series of independent audio documentaries aired on PBS radio stations. In 1982, he worked with a small independent television crew to produce recordings of the first Gay Games. As a member of GLAAD/SFBA, he served as board member and media chair.
Extent
14 linear feet (4 cartons, 11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.
Availability
Collection is open for research.