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Collection Scope and Content Note


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 project.

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 clippings.

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