LGBT History Project

About LGBT History Project Resources

The LGBT Center of Central PA and the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections have partnered to document the stories and history of LGBT life and activism in the greater Central Pennsylvania region. This site contains oral histories that have been recorded for the LGBT History Project, as well as fully accessible digital versions of documents, images, and artifacts that have been donated to the project.

This is a quickly growing collection, and not all items are available through this website. Please contact Malinda Triller-Doran at archives@dickinson.edu for information about how to access all of the resources of the LGBT History Project, as well as how to donate additional materials.

Generous support to make these unique resources accessible has been provided by the Schlegel Deibler Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

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Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - September 1978

Date: September 1978

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Lehigh Valley Citizens Concerned for a Better Community (CCBC)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - September 1978

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - June 1978

Date: July 1978

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance, Coming Out

Organizations: Lehigh Valley Citizens Concerned for a Better Community (CCBC)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - June 1978

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - May 1978

Date: May 1978

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance

Organizations: Center County Minority Rights Democratic Club, National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), National Gay Task Force (NGTF), PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Gay Awareness of Millersville State College

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - May 1978

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - April 1978

Date: April 1978

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, Gay Era, National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS), Gay Persons of Bloomsburg (GPB), Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - April 1978

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - March 1978

Date: March 1978

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: PA Pride Conference

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, Gay Era, Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - March 1978

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - January 1978

Date: January 1978

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Affirmative Action Plans

Organizations: Gay Awareness of Millersville State College, PA Rural Gay Caucus, National Gay Task Force (NGTF), Gay Era

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - January 1978

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - December 1977

Date: December 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance, PA Gay Rights Bill

Organizations: National Gay Task Force (NGTF), Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS), PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Lehigh Valley Coalition for Human Rights, Church of the Brethren/Mennonite Church Gay Caucus, Gay Era, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - December 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - November 1977

Date: November 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance

Organizations: Parents of Gays, Gay Era, National Gay Task Force (NGTF), Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - November 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - September 27, 1977

Date: September 27, 1977

Letter from Gay Era editors informing readers that the September and October issues will not be availible due to printing issues.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics:

Organizations: Gay Era, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - September 27, 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - July 1977

Date: July 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Sodomy Laws

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Coalition of Human Rights

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - July 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - June 1977

Date: June 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics:

Organizations: National Gay Task Force (NGTF), Gay Era, PA Rural Gay Caucus, Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - June 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - May 1977

Date: May 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance, PA Senate Bill 531, Sodomy Laws

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Lancaster, Gay Awareness of Millersville State College, National Gay Task Force (NGTF)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - May 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - April 1977

Date: April 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: PA Senate Bill 83

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - April 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - March 1977

Date: March 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: National Civil Rights Bill, PA Senate Bill 83

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, Gay Era, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - March 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - February 1977

Date: February 1977

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Pro-Gay Executive Orders, Sodomy Laws

Organizations: PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, PA Rural Gay Caucus, Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - February 1977

Gay Era (Lancaster. PA) - November 1976

Date: November 1976

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Sodomy Laws, Suicide

Organizations: Lehigh Valley Homophile Organization (Le-Hi-Ho), PA Rural Gay Caucus, Gay League of Lebanon (GLL), Dyketactics, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Gay Era

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster. PA) - November 1976

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - October 1976

Date: October 1976

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Sodomy Laws

Organizations: Gay Era, Dyketactics, Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - October 1976

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - July 1976

Date: July 1976

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Homophobia, PA House Bill 2220

Organizations: Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS), PA Rural Gay Caucus, Gay Era

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - July 1976

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - June 1976

Date: June 1976

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Gay Pride, Stonewall

Organizations: PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Gay Era, Lehigh Valley Homophile Organization (Le-Hi-Ho), West Chester Gays, PA Rural Gay Caucus, Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS), Gays United Lancaster (GUL), Gay Switchboard of Lancaster, Dignity/Central PA

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - June 1976

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - March 1976

Date: March 1976

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance, PA State Employee Antidiscrimination Proclamation

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities, Gay League of Lebanon (GLL), Gay Era, Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Gay Switchboard of Lancaster, Gays United Lancaster (GUL), Humans Relations Commission, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Governor's Gay Task Force, Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks)

View Item: PDF icon Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - March 1976

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - February 1975

Date: February 1975

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns Periodicals

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance, Feminism

Organizations: Gay Switchboard of Lancaster, Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), Gays United Lancaster (GUL), PA Rural Gay Caucus, Dignity/Central PA, Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks), Women Oriented Women (WOW), Gay Era, Peer Counseling Program, Governor's Gay Task Force, Lesbian Discussion Group (Lancaster), Gay Community Services of Harrisburg

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PA Rural Gay Caucus, Press Release - May 13, 1976

Date: May 13, 1976

PA Rural Cay Caucus press release disucssing the formation of a permanenet legislative committee, with it's first focus on lobbying for the repeal of Sodomy Statutes.

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Sodomy Laws

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus, PA Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus, Press Release - May 13, 1976

PA Rural Gay Caucus, Meeting Minutes - August 19, 1978

Date: August 19, 1978

In these Meeting Minutes, motion to dissovle the PA Rural Gay Caucus as a formal organization is passed. Agenda concerns next steps of group. 

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics: Human Rights Ordinance

Organizations: Gay Support Network, Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg (GSH), National Gay Task Force (NGTF)

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus, Meeting Minutes - August 19, 1978

PA Rural Gay Caucus, By-Laws - November 6, 1976

Date: November 6, 1976

As described in the by-laws, "The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is an association of interested individuals and groups, formed with the objective of promulgating the concerns and freedoms of gay people and all sexual minorities. This goal is to...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

View Item: PDF icon PA Rural Gay Caucus, By-Laws - November 6, 1976

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