Fonds RBSC-ARC-1209 - Gay Alliance Toward Equality fonds : 1971-1980

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Gay Alliance Toward Equality fonds : 1971-1980

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RBSC-ARC-1209

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  • [Photocopied 1980] (Creation)
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    Gay Alliance Toward Equality

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19.5 cm of textual records

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The Gay Alliance Toward Equality was an organization of homosexual men and women that sought to ensure equal rights for gay people. It operated for ten years, organizing protests, publishing a newsletter, Gay Tide, arranging benefit dances and supporting individuals in civil rights disputes. The organization disbanded in 1980.

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The fonds consists of photocopies of minute books of the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (1971-1980), photocopies of selected items in the files of the organization and a list of files created by G.A.T.E. The fonds consists of two series: Administrative Files and Subject Files. The Administrative Files series consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, and the constitution and policies and principles guidelines for the organization. The Subject Files series contains files of a variety of subjects with which the Gay Alliance Toward Equality dealt.

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Original materials are located in the ArQuives in Toronto, ON, and are searchable here: https://arquives.andornot.com/

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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Updated by Ashlynn Prasad, May 2019.

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