Politics, social activism and community support [electronic resource] : selected gay and lesbian periodicals and newsletters.

Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2013.
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This collection of periodicals focuses on newsletters issued by gay and lesbian political and social activist organizations throughout the country and on periodicals devoted to gay and lesbian political and social activist agendas--the "public" face of gay and lesbian activism. In addition, this collection includes serial literature on its "private" face, exploring the challenges and complexities of building gay and lesbian communities inside and outside of a "straight" world, the need for psychological reinforcement through support groups in an effort combat an often hostile environment, and the yearning for spiritual confirmation of one's identity and life choices. Carefully selected for rarity from the thousands of titles in the GLBT Historical Society archives, the collection features more than 200 newsletter and periodical titles totaling nearly 8,000 issues. This product is strong in newsletters from organizations that began their work during the formative years of the gay and lesbian movement. Most of these organizations are now defunct and their newsletters are the only record of their history and contribution to the movement.
  • Date range of documents: 1947-2004.
  • Reproduction of the originals from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco.
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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2013. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
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