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Collection Scope and Content Note

Records of the organization and information on various services provided by GAGV, such as their community center, youth programs, and peer counseling hotline. Much of the collection is comprised of organizational records, such as board meeting minutes, financial and administrative records. Also included is information relating to events run by GAGV, such as the yearly Gay Picnic and the Sweetheart Ball. Files on community and political advocacy, grant proposals, and work with other New York State organizations are also included. Many of the files on other organizations include meeting minutes, notes, etc. Also, information on the publication The Empty Closet with two sets of alphabetical subject files collected by the publication and 13 rolls of microfilm with issues dating from January 1971 through February 2010. Includes correspondence, press releases, photographs, posters, and material about LGBTQ activism in Rochester and New York State from the mid-1970s through c. 2010. A letter from Robert Roth is included. Various feminist and gay publications and periodicals have been cataloged separately and listed at the bottom of the guide.

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