Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Human Rights and Community Relations Department of the American Federation of Teachers was created by Vice President Richard Parrish October 2, 1966. Before the official department was created it was a standing committee and then a permanent committee with in the executive council. The department was created as an office in the AFT that would be responsible for collecting and distributing information about the government, education and community policies and programs dealing with civil...
Abstract Andrew Agelink, born in 1970, was an undergraduate student at Wayne State University in the 1990s. He became Vice President of the WSU Gay/Lesbian Union in 1992 and then went on to be President and again Vice President of the organization from 1992-1994. As President, he initiated a proposal for the formation of a Gay and Lesbian Programs Office staffed with a paid full-time employee. Under his persistence the position was created a year and a half later. Agelink was also actively involved...
Abstract Ernest L. Horne, a retired General Motors Research Laboratory Librarian and Archivist, has been a known activist in the Detroit gay civil rights movement since 1979, holding membership and leadership positions in several area GBLT organizations. His papers document the activities of the gay and lesbian liberation movement in Detroit, primarily through the records of three organizations: The Association of Suburban People (ASP), South East Gay and Lesbian Council (SEMGLA), and Detroit Area Gay...
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 6
Abstract The Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance was put on a ballot for a November 1991 election vote. The ordinance was created to protect gay members of the community from discrimination based on sexual orientation in business, housing, and public accommodations. This collection contains a vote yes pamphlet, list of petition signers, and Memorandum 3 by County Commissioner Rudy Serra answering a number of questions about the proposed ordinance. Rudolph (Rudy) A. Serra who served as a County Commissioner...
Abstract 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...
Abstract The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) was formed in Detroit in December 1980 by a group of Detroit-area religious leaders representing a broad range of Judeo- Christian and Muslim denominations. Initially organized with the goal of providing a liberal alternative to conservative Christian organizations such as The Moral Majority, the group’s primary issues included racism, militarism, gay rights, unemployment, poverty, and other socio-economic and local political topics. The...
Abstract The South Eastern Michigan Gay and Lesbian Association (SEMGLA) was formerly known as the Association of Suburban People (ASP). Primarily a gay male social organization, the group originally held meetings in Berkley, Michigan. Organization activities included fundraising, a political action committee, and collaboration with the Whitman-Brooks foundation to produce a conference called, “Establishing a Positive Gay & Lesbian Identity.” In an effort to recruit more women to the organization,...
Abstract This collection documents Wayne State University’s first office to serve its lesbian, gay, and bisexual campus population, known as Lesbian Gay Bisexual Services. The office was started in 1994 and eventually was subsumed into other campus service departments by 1998. During its tenure, the office furnished a wide array of services including personal counseling, educational programming and outreach to the LGBTQ campus community and the Greater Detroit area.
Abstract This collection consists of 17 oral history interviews. The collection can be broken into three major categories: the Cass Corridor Neighborhood, LGBTQ Individuals, and Detroit Music History. There are transcripts and recordings for all of the interviews.