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Correspondence, phone logs, financial reports, Task Force publications, and staff
reports providing summaries of staff work for the Executive Board; files from Executive
Directors Bruce Voeller, Jeff Levi, Lucia Valeska, C. F. Brydon, Virginia Apuzzo,
Urvashi Vaid, Melinda Paras and Kerry Lobel; correspondence with Virginia Apuzzo, and
many subject files pertaining to legal questions, family issues, the media, anti-gay
discrimination, violence against gay men and lesbians, and other topics. Key projects
and principal subjects include the Anti-Violence Project (directed in the mid 1980s by
Kevin Berrill), the campus project, AIDS, and state and national politics. Also,
videotapes of eleven workshops on sodomy legislation organized by Sue Hyde, director of
the NGLTF Privacy Project, and includes several presentations by the ACLU's Nan Hunter
and Arthur C. Warner. Includes records of the associated organization, the National Gay
and Lesbian Task Force Gay and Lesbian Policy Institute, formed in 1991, as a non-profit
organization to conduct educational and organizing programs. Also, support documentation
for a formal presentation to the United States Civil Rights Commission on discrimination
against lesbians and gay men. Also, conference programs for "6th Creating Change
Conference" Durham, NC, Nov 12-14 1993.
Includes staff reports (1989-1991) of Vaid and Levi; strategic plan, July 1991; 122
audiotapes from NGLTF Policy Institute 5th Annual National Conference for Gay and
Lesbian Organizing and Skillbuilding, Nov. 13-15 1992 in Los Angeles; file of Peri Jude
Radecic, Executive Director, pertaining chiefly to 1988 Lobby Effort, the Civil Rights
Act of 1990, and other legislative activities; phone logs of Ivy Young; organizational
charts, 1993-1994; files on civil rights organizing, including organizations supporting
lesbian/gay/bisexual civil rights; annual reports; and software backup diskettes. Also
includes a series of photographs of staff members and persons involved with projects and
committees of the Task Force.
175 printed items concerning AIDS, the legislation, its prevention, treatment and all
social aspects of the disease, both in the United States and the world. Covering the
period from 1981 to 2000.
Material received after, and not included in, the microfilming project includes 66 boxes
transferred when the office moved in September 2002. Most are additions to existing
files: budget/finance, publicity and press releases, Anti-Violence Project, Campus
Project, Field files, Fight the Right Project, Lesbian Health Information Project, Media
files, and additional videos. In addition, there are files on the Out and Equal
Workplace Conference, the President Clinton transition and political parties and
elections, and public information files.
Boxes 207-261, 266, and subsequent boxes contain material not included in the microfilm
2,645 of the anonymous surveys returned for NGLTF's nationwide Black Pride Survey in
2000. This represented the first attempt to collect such a wide range of data on Black
people in the U.S. who have same-sex sexual relationships, whether they identify as
bisexual, lesbian, gay, or transgender or not. It resulted in the 2002 publication "Say
It Loud: I'm Black and I'm Proud."
Also, programs and planning documents for NGLTF's Creating Change Conferences, starting
with its first in 1988. Current files go through 2005.
298 negatives of the Primary Source Microfilm set; 106 positives and 106 negatives of
materials in the collection at the time but not included in the PSM product, mostly