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GLBT Historical Society

The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization.

Contact Information:  
GLBT Historical Society Archives & Research Center 
989 Market Street 
Lower Level San Francisco, CA 94103 
Telephone: (415) 777-5455
Email: reference@glbthistory.org

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Description :  Two Queens in Search, NAMBLA Pt.2, Jim Kepner, Sister BoomBoom, AIDS. Jim Kepner was a leader in the gay rights movement whose work eventually contributed to the formation of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. Sister Boom Boom, also known as Sister Mary Boom Boom, was the drag nun persona of astrologer Jack Fertig and member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Best Films of 83 Pt. 1 Digitized by the California...
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Note : Feinstein ends abruptly at 00:01:05.   Description :  Diane Feinstein is the senior United States Senator from California and served as the 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988. She served as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein succeeded Moscone as mayor. This recording also features other individuals...
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Description :  This recording contains raw interviews relating to the Women's Training Center lawsuit, in which a group of men filed a discrimination suit based on gender discrimination in gyms.   Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Dan White was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense", White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Sylvester (1947-1988) was an American singer-songwriter active in the genres of disco, rhythm and blues, and soul; he was known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s. He lived/worked primarily in San Francisco until he died of AIDS in 1988. Jon Sugar is a San Francisco-based DJ. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Additional Description : Notes on original container: White Nite Riot - excerpts for spk. engagement 11:35T First section removed for Fred's show: Mish Remembers...
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Description :  This episode of Fruit Punch includes a profile of Ringold Alley in San Francisco, the center of the San Francisco LGBT leather scene and the site of the first Up Your Alley Street Fair held in 1985. Interviews also discuss AIDS and sexual health, including an interview with author of In Self-Defense Steven Mizer, and AIDS benefit events.   Additional Description : Notes on original container: Who Gets Soaked at the Supermarket" by Carole 2/13/72 8:00 25:00 min, Short Fruit...
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Description :  Dan White, who in 1978 assassinated Harvey Milk and George Moscone, served five years of his seven-year sentence and was paroled on January 7, 1984. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense", White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. The Fruit Punch segment begins at 7:00.   Additional Description : Notes on original container: Day: Sun Date: 11-12-78 From 0000AM to: 2400PM...
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Note : Silence between segments. Part 1 has a gap in program from 00:05:25 until 00:09:11, as on original tape. Description :  Harvey Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Along with Mayor Moscone, Milk was assassinated by Dan White in 1978. Part 1: Features interviews with people present at memorial. News coverage about the gay community and Harvey...
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Description : The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Milk/Moscone/White Documentary Outtakes Part 1 1 - Britt verdict reaction 2 - Jones riot reaction 3- Gay guy -...
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Note : Channel imbalances during program, specifically at approximately 00:06:00, as on original tape. Description :  This episode of Fruit Punch focuses on gay cultural workers. Interviews include the Lavender Star players, an LGBT performing arts collective in San Francisco, as well as the Fruit Punch collective. Toward the end of the show is a news update on Anita Bryant, an outspoken opponent of gay rights, and her 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign to repeal a local ordinance in...
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Description : The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Additional Description : Notes on original container: 5/23/79 White Monday - Coverage of the riots in protest of the manslaughter conviction of Dan White, murderer...
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Description : The CABLE CAR AWARDS were presented to outstanding LGBT performers, composers, arts groups, actors, playwrights and athletes in San Francisco. Additional Description : Notes on original container: KPFA 1982 Cable Car Awards Ceremonies (Pancake-no reel) Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Ends abruptly. Description : Dos Lesbos was a play written by Terry Baum, an American feminist playwright, along with Carolyn Myers. The play opened in Ollie's bar in Oakland, California in 1981. It ran for two years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz, California, and was anthologized in Places, Please (1985), the pioneering anthology of lesbian plays, edited by Kate McDermott. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Consider the Alternatives; Dos Lesbos - 3...
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Note : Gap from 00:19:00-00:19:43 as on original tape. Description : The National Organization of Lesbians and Gays (NOLAG) was formed in 1981 with a mission to educate and inform the public on gay and lesbians rights, and "to promote the common good and welfare of the Lesbian and Gay community." This recording focuses on NOLAG's 1981 conference in Los Angeles. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Harvey Milk was part of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office; he was assassinated in San Francisco City Hall in 1978 along with then Mayor Moscone by former Supervisor Dan White. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Actuality Fruit Punch Show 11/29/78 Milk Memorial Milk teaser and 75 gay free speech; Holly Near and Mem; Nom 6 Holly Near removed 5/17/83 by Ford Digitized by the California...
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Description : Castro Street is at the center of San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, thought to be the mecca of gay culture since the mid to late 20th century. It has seen a number of riots and protests over the years, relating primarily to the pursuit to gay civil rights. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Fruit Punch 5-12-79 Part 1 Mini Riot on Castro Street. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : UC Protest, J.J. Noire, Before Stonewell Film, Valejo [sic] Interviews. Content of University of California protest of interest; could it be related to anti-apartheid protests held on university campuses during the same year? Details around other audio subjects unknown. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Angels of the Lyre (Poetry) Fruit Punch 1/14/76 (Inc. Continuity) Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : The first Gay Olympics (later changed to Gay Games) was held in San Francisco in 1982; unknown how this reel relates, as it pre-dates the first Gay Olympics by 4 years. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Tape 1 - Gay Boxing Fruit Punch; Living Atlanta: Railroad 1, 1 Reel of 1 The Enginemen, Gay Olympics Reel 1 Boxing Segment; Date Recorded 1978; Producer: G. Mitchell, H. Joyo, B. Joye/WRFG; Speed: 7 1/2; Length: 30:32; Outcue: NFCB Tag Mono Full Track Tails Out...
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Description :  Part one of the Fruit Punch recording includes coverage of Harry Britt's swearing in as San Francisco Supervisor, appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in January 1979 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein, succeeding Harvey Milk after his assassination by Dan White. Also included is coverage of the Body Politic Collective obscenity trial in Toronto, Canada, and San Francisco's Bakery Cafe labor dispute. Part 2 is a call-in show on gay and lesbian relationships. Additional...
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Note : Right channel begins a few seconds before Left channel. Description :  Dan White, who in 1978 assassinated Harvey Milk and George Moscone, served five years of his seven-year sentence and was paroled on January 7, 1984. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense", White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. This segment features reactions from various individuals regarding the trial of...
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Note : Right channel drops out at approximately 00:25:20 until 00:26:45 as in original source. Description : Gay Asian Americans are an ethnic/sexual minority in California and lack much historical representation. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Five Gay Asian American Men - Final Version Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : NAMBLA pt.1 Mission Vallejo, AIDS, Bronski Beat, Leopard Set. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Gay talk show July 16 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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