Collection Info

Unitarian Universalist Association. Office of Lesbian and Gay Concerns

Span Dates: 1972-1999

Volume: 1972-1999

Description

The collection consists primarily of the records of Rev. Robert Wheatly, director from 1977-1986. These records include subject files that document the national movement for the rights of sexual minorities. They include administrative, legislative, and conference records. It also includes records which document the efforts of other religious denominations and their LGBT organizations to support their gay members. Wheatly collected newsletters of gay organizations from across the United States.

Hist/Bio Note

The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Lesbian and Gay Concerns (OLGC) began as the Office of Gay Concerns in 1974. It resulted from the lobbying efforts of the UU Gay Caucus, founded by Richard Nash and Elgin Glair in 1971. It acted as a resource for the UUA and the general public, with a mission to eliminate discrimination against gays, promote understanding, and foster equal opportunity. Additional historical information is available in the online finding aid. See also the U.U.
http://www.uua.org/obgltc/

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online at the following web address.
http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms01309.html

Location

The collection is located at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School.
http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/

Index Terms

Unitarian-Universalist AssociationUnited StatesAIDS (Disease) -- History -- SourcesAIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspectsChurch work with gays -- United StatesGay Clergy -- United StatesGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesHomosexuality -- History -- 20th centuryLesbianism -- Religious aspectsLesbians -- Religious lifeLesbians -- United States -- History -- 20th CenturySame-sex marriage