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Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976

"Homophile Movement” refers to organizations and political strategies employed by the GLBT community prior to the era of confrontational activism of the 1970s. Donald Stewart Lucas was a gay rights pioneer, leader of the Mattachine Society, and an advocate for the poverty stricken. The papers document the difficulties of gay men in 1950s -1960s, the history of organizations the Mattachine Foundation, the Mattachine Society, Pan-Graphic Press, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the Society for Individual Rights, and the Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco.

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