Burns, Joseph W.

Human Rights Day Announcement and Flyer - May 24, 1977
May 24, 1977

Announcement letter and informational flyer for Human Rights Day, held May 24, 1977 at Harrisburg, PA.

PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - September 1977
September 1977

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. The newsletter was used as outreach to the...

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - December 1977
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...

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - January 1978
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...

Pride '78 Resolutions - April 7 - 9, 1978
April 7 - 9, 1978

List of resolutions introduced from Pride '78, a statewide gay rights conference, with notes on which were passed, amended, or failed. 

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

Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities Meeting Agenda and Minutes - September 1978
September 1978

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Council for Sexual Minorites was an officially appointed advisory committee created by Governor Milton J. Shapp in 1976. Governor Shapp, by executive order, declared that all executive branch offices and services were...

Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities Meeting Minutes - April 27, 1979
April 27, 1979

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Council for Sexual Minorites was an officially appointed advisory committee created by Governor Milton J. Shapp in 1976. Governor Shapp, by executive order, declared that all executive branch offices and services were...

Bari Weaver (left), Sam Deetz (middle), and Joseph W. Burns (right) at dinner - circa 1988
circa 1988

Bari Weaver (left), Sam Deetz (middle), and Joe Burns (right), memebers of the PA Rural Gay Caucus, reunited at dinner circa Christmas 1988.

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Joseph W. Burns
May 24, 2013

From the time Joe Burns came out as gay at around 27 years of age, he was involved in gay activism. He was a part of many organizations that have helped to move gay rights forward, including the Mattachine Society and Le-Hi-Ho. He donated his...

Joseph W. Burns
October 15, 2014

Joe Burns is an LGBT activist who actively participated in LGBT organizations, marches, and protests especially throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s. In this interview, Joe discusses his involvement in several of those LGBT and women’s rights...

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