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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MCC Freedom Newsletter - July 1982

Date: July 1982

Founded in 1968 in California, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) began as a Christian outreach to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. MCC Harrisburg (later renamed MCC of the Spirit) and MCC Lancaster (later renamed MCC Vision of Hope)...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: MCC Harrisburg, MCC Lancaster

View Item: PDF icon MCC Freedom Newsletter - July 1982

MCC Freedom Newsletter - Jun 1982

Date: June 1982

Founded in 1968 in California, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) began as a Christian outreach to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. MCC Harrisburg (later renamed MCC of the Spirit) and MCC Lancaster (later renamed MCC Vision of Hope)...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: MCC Harrisburg, MCC Lancaster

View Item: PDF icon MCC Freedom Newsletter - Jun 1982

MCC Freedom Newsletter - May 1982

Date: May 1982

Founded in 1968 in California, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) began as a Christian outreach to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. MCC Harrisburg (later renamed MCC of the Spirit) and MCC Lancaster (later renamed MCC Vision of Hope)...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: MCC Harrisburg, MCC Lancaster

View Item: PDF icon MCC Freedom Newsletter - May 1982

Lancaster Unity Celebration Flyer - September 8, 2001

Date: September 8, 2001

Lancaster Unity Celebration flyer hosted at Franklin and Marshall College. 

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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View Item: PDF icon Lancaster Unity Celebration Flyer - September 8, 2001

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 2001

Date: March/April 2001

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC), York Human Relations Commission

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 2001

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - November/December 1999

Date: November/December 1999

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - November/December 1999

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - December 1998

Date: December 1998

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC), The Betty Finney House, The Alliance for Tolerance and Freedom, AIDS Community Alliance

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - December 1998

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - July/August 1998

Date: July/August 1998

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - July/August 1998

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - April/May 1998

Date: April/May 1998

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

Topics:

Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - April/May 1998

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - January/February 1998

Date: January/February 1998

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

Topics: Human Relations Ordinance

Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - January/February 1998

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 1997

Date: March/April 1997

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 1997

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - December 1996

Date: December 1996

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

Topics: Human Relations Ordinance

Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC), Common Sense

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - December 1996

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - July/August 1996

Date: July/August 1996

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

Topics: Hate Crime Bill

Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - July/August 1996

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 1996

Date: March/April 1996

The Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC), Millersville Allies

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 1996

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - September/October 1995

Date: September/October 1995

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - September/October 1995

Pink Triangle Coalition "The Prom" Flyer - May 13, 1995

Date: May 13, 1995

The Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC), Franklin and Marshall LGB's and Allies, Millersville Allies

View Item: PDF icon Pink Triangle Coalition "The Prom" Flyer - May 13, 1995

The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 1995

Date: March/April 1995

Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC) was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon The Lancaster Inqueery (Lancaster, PA) - March/April 1995

Pink Triangle Coalition Logo - circa 1991

Date: undated

The Pink Triangle Coalition was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added to...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon Pink Triangle Coalition Logo - circa 1991

''It's Time to Flight Censorship'' Flyer - undated

Date: undated

Flyer created by local activists in repsonse to the removal of the comic strip ''For Better or for Worse'' from the Intelligencer Journal, a local Lancaster, PA newspaper. 

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon ''It's Time to Flight Censorship'' Flyer - undated

Pink Triangle Coalition March on Washington Flyer - April 1993

Date: April 1993

The Pink Triangle Coalition was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added to...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC), Alternative Adventures

View Item: PDF icon Pink Triangle Coalition March on Washington Flyer - April 1993

''Night of 1000 Parties'' Fundraiser Invitation - March 6, 1993

Date: March 6, 1993

Invitation for a fundraiser event to support March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1993. 

 

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

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View Item: PDF icon ''Night of 1000 Parties'' Fundraiser Invitation - March 6, 1993

Pink Triangle Coalition Harvest Fest Flyer - October 23, 1992

Date: October 23, 1992

Pink Triangle Coalition was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added to the...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

Topics:

Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon Pink Triangle Coalition Harvest Fest Flyer - October 23, 1992

Pink Triangle Coalition Youth Group Picnic Flyer - July 18, 1992

Date: July 18, 1992

Pink Triangle Coalition was created in 1991 as a non-religious, LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy and social organization in the City of Lancaster. The Coalition was instrumental in getting sexual orientation non-discrimination protection added to the...

Collection: LGBT-002 - Lancaster, PA Activism

Topics:

Organizations: Pink Triangle Coalition (PTC)

View Item: PDF icon Pink Triangle Coalition Youth Group Picnic Flyer - July 18, 1992

LGBT History Project: LGBT-054 Martha ''Marty'' Tornblom Collection

Date: 1987 - 2007

Marths ''Marty'' Tornblom was born in Utah and was raised in the greater Salt Lake City area as a member of the Mormon Church. She decided to get a degree in education, which led her to teaching. She moved with her family to Harrisburg in 1980,...

Collection: LGBT-054 - Tornblom

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Organizations: South Central Aids Assistance Network (SCAAN), AIDS Community Alliance

View Item: PDF icon LGBT History Project: LGBT-054 Martha ''Marty'' Tornblom Collection

The Gayfolio (MCC Harrisburg) - November 1981

Date: November 1981

Founded in 1968 in California, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) began as a Christian outreach to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. MCC Harrisburg (later renamed MCC of the Spirit) and MCC Lancaster (later renamed...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

Topics:

Organizations: MCC Harrisburg, Dignity/Central PA, West Branch Gay Support Network (WBGSN), PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN)

View Item: PDF icon The Gayfolio (MCC Harrisburg) - November 1981

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