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LGBT Detroit Records

Identifier: UR002652

Scope and Content

This collection consists of records created by LGBT Detroit, formerly known as KICK- The Agency for LGBT African Americans. These records include: correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, and records relating the the development and running of the organization. Publications from Kick Magazine as well as playbills, fliers, posters, and other ephemera from LGBT Detroit created and sponsored events are also included. In addition: booklets, pamphlets, newspapers, posters,and conference material from other organizations in the Detroit LGBT community are also represented.


  • 1993 - 2016
  • Majority of material found within 2003 - 2014


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 SB, 1 OS)

846 Megabytes (1 file)


LGBT Detroit started as Kick Publishing Company in 1994. Based in Detroit, Kick was the third Black American LGBT media company created in the United States. Distributed nationally, Kick Magazine provided the LGBT community with information, awareness, and a way to organize.

In 2003, Kick Publishing Company was revitalized into the non-profit organization: KICK- The Agency for LGBT African Americans. KICK focused on health, education, employment, and social justice for the African American LGBT community in the Detroit area. Their mission was to increase awareness and to support Detroit’s dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy. They organized and sponsored many expos, exhibits, summits, and other social gatherings. In 2015, KICK was rebranded as LGBT Detroit to better reflect their leadership and connection to the Detroit LGBT community.


Folders are arranged according to subject.


The records of LGBT Detroit were deposited to the Walter P. Reuther Library on September 2, 2015; November 30, 2015; and March 4, 2016 by Curtis Lipscomb.


One file, UR002652_CD01.iso, is stored in the digital hold.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Elizabeth Nicholson on March 30, 2016.
Guide to the LGBT Detroit Records
Processed by Elizabeth Nicholson.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA