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Name of Creator:Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network.
Title:Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network records
Date:1987-2001
Reference Code:M86
Location Code:72/4, FF5/D2
Extent:1.7 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The records document the activities of the Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network, including labor and political advocacy, fund raising, education, and public relations. Records include meeting minutes and supporting materials, administrative records, correspondence, photographs, and subject files.
Historical Abstract:The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network is a Boston-based, non-profit, membership organization established in 1987. It campaigns for lesbian and gay liberation, fights against homophobia in the labor movement, and educates the lesbian and gay community about the importance of unions, organized labor, and the struggles of working people. The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network has provided support to mainstream union campaigns, represented gay issues at various unions' meetings, and campaigned for domestic partner benefits and non-discrimination language in employers' policies. Among its greatest achievements is its role in forming a national organization for lesbian and gay labor rights, Pride At Work, in 1994. Pride At Work became a constituency group of The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in 1997, and the Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network is now considered a local Pride At Work organization
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Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network
  • Pride at Work (Organization)

  • Gay labor union members -- Massachusetts
  • Gay rights -- Massachusetts
  • Gays -- Employment -- Massachusetts
  • Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Massachusetts
  • Homosexuality in the workplace -- Massachusetts
  • Labor unions -- Social aspects -- Massachusetts
  • Lesbians -- Employment -- Massachusetts

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.
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The Archives and Special Collections Department capture the website content of the Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network , which is accessible at: http://wayback.archive-it.org/1747/*/http://gallan.org/

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Natalie Garza, June 2003