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Pride '78 Program - April 7 - 9, 1978
April 7 - 9. 1978

Program for Pride '78, a statewide gay rights conference. The program also explains the "Dark Side" of planning Pride '78, specifically the controversy with the Americus Hotel in Allentown, PA. 

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

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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. 

Rescheduled Pride '78 Brochure and Registration - April 7 - 9, 1978
April 7 - 9, 1978

Due to inclement wheather, Pride '78, a statewide gay rights conference, was rescheduled from January 20 - 22 to April 7 - 9. This document contains the updated Brochure and Regsitration info.

Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities Meeting Minutes - April 12, 1978
April 12, 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...

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

Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - May 1978
May 1978

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) Newsletter - May 1978
May 1978

Founded in the early 1970s, Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) was a major LGBTQ+ group in northeast Pennsylvania. The newsletter was used to relay monthly meeting minutes and information about upcoming events.

PA Rural Gay Caucus Meeting Notice - May 1978
May 1978

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus was “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 report was used as a type of newsletter...

PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - May 1978
May 1978

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus was “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 report was used as a...

Pride '78 Committee Letter to Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - May 1978
May 1978

Thank you letter Kathy Blackburn from Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge for the accommendations provided for Pride '78, a statewide gay rights conference. 

Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities Meeting Minutes - May 24, 1978
May 24, 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...

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

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - July/August 1978
July/August 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...

Last Meeting Minutes of the PA Rural Gay Caucus - June 1978
July 1978

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...

Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) Newsletter - July 1978
July 1978

Founded in the early 1970s, Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) was a major LGBTQ+ group in northeast Pennsylvania. The newsletter was used to relay monthly meeting minutes and information about upcoming events.

Governor's Council for Sexual Minorities Meeting Minutes - July 11, 1978
July 11, 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...

Pennsylvania Lesbian/Gay Support Network Brochure
1970s to 1980s

This collection documents the earliest known organizational history of the LGBTQ+ community in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region. The Pennsylvania Lesbian and Gay Support Network (PALGSN) was established in 1978 after the first Pride Conference...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: PA Lesbian/Gay Support Network (PALGSN)

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Here's How (Williamsport, PA) - August 1978
August 1978

Homophiles of Williamsport (HOW) was founded in 1975 to be an educational outreach and social group for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Williamsport, PA area, through monthly meetings, social events, and discussion...

Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) Newsletter - August 1978
August 1978

Founded in the early 1970’s, Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) was a major LGBTQ+ group in northeast Pennsylvania. The newsletter was used to relay monthly meeting minutes and upcoming events.

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. 

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

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...

Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) Human Rights Rally Flyer - September 24, 1978
September 24, 1978

Founded in the early 1970’s, Northeast Pennsylvania Gay Alliance (NEPGA) was a major LGBTQ+ group in northeast Pennsylvania. This flyer was created to invite members to peacefully rally at the Bloomsburg State Fair. 

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