Florida LGBTQ History Collection, 1979-1991

By Yvette Yurubi

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Collection Overview

Title: Florida LGBTQ History Collection, 1979-1991

ID: ASM0231

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains various materials documenting the rich history of LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning) culture in Florida and its many decades of political and social activism. Included within are periodicals, ephemera, political tracts, general documents, and adverisements pertaining to the LGBTQ lifestyle and hailing from both earlier and contemporary eras. The contents of this collection will continue to grow as more materials are purchased and collected.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Florida Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2015 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: Florida LGBTQ History Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Advertisement: "Hi! I'm Anita Bryant. And I can cure homosexuality in just 10 days!", n.d.Add to your cart.
Short, satirical comic advertising a false "Homo No-Mo Macho-Building Course" hosted by Anita Bryant.
Folder 2: Newsletter: Dominion - Gay & Lesbian Alliance (GALA), a Non-Profit Organization of Sarasota, 1984Add to your cart.
Four issues of a local newsletter in Sarasota, developed by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) "to promote understanding and positive interaction with the heterosexual community at large; to inform Gays and Lesbians of available outreach services; and to foster a sense of greater unity and fellowship among ourselves." Included within is vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 4.
Folder 3: Newsletter: "Sisters Supporting Sisters", 1979Add to your cart.
Newsletters #2-3 for the Miami-based lesbian and women's rights organization, Sisters Supporting Sisters.
Folder 4: Stonewall National Museum & Archives Annual Report, 2014Add to your cart.
Two copies of the Stonewall Museum's report, detailing their progress and updates through the year of 2014 as well as their future initiatives in "promoting understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their significant role in American society."
Folder 5: Newsweek: "Battle Over Gay Rights", 1977Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Newspaper: The center fold: the monthly news magazine from Gay and Lesbian Community Services of Central Florida, Inc., 1990-1991Add to your cart.

"Sopoliga, Michael J. & David Bain, editors. The center fold: the monthly news mgazines from Gay and Lesbian Community Services of Central Florida, Inc. vol. 4, no. 8, August 1990 - vol. 5, no. 10, October 1991 [broken run of 5 issues]. Orlando: Gay and Lesbian Community Services of Central Florida, Inc., 1990-1991. Five issues, various pagination, folded tabloid newspapers, editorials, news, articles, photos, art, reviews, services..." -Bolerium

Issues included are v. 4 no. 8, 11, v. 5 no. 2, 5, 6, 9, and 10.