Unitarian Universalist Lesbian and Gay Community newsletters
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Unitarian Universalist Lesbian and Gay Community newsletters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Unitarian Universalist Lesbian and Gay Community (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Unitarian Universalist Lesbian and Gay Community newsletters
Dates: 1982-1987
Quantity: 2.0 Folders
Identification: ahc.MSS726f

Biographical/Historical Note

The Unitarian Universalist Lesbian and Gay Community (UULGC) was a social group of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA), one of the largest Unitarian congregations in the United States. The group was established in 1979 by UUCA member Lyle Jordan. Among its earliest members were Ed Nix, Peter Bryg, John Cooper, and Donald Young. UULGC formed to develop a sense of community among gays and lesbians. One of UULGC's primary concern was social activism on issues relevant to Atlanta's gay and lesbian community. The organization usually met twice a month and often featured programs with guest speakers on pertinent topics. In 1982, the organization began publishing a newsletter. John Cooper served as editor until 1985 and was succeeded by Peter Bryg. It has not been determined when the newsletter ceased publication. UULGC disbanded in 1992.


Scope and Content Note

The newsletters in this collection document the activities and interests of members of the Unitarian Universalist Lesbian and Gay Community (UULGC). The newsletters feature calendars of events; reviews of books, plays, and movies with themes related to gay and lesbian culture; member profiles; detailed transcriptions of sermons; and speeches and discussion panels featured at events sponsored by UULGC. Many of the sponsored programs focused on issues such as employment discrimination, anti-gay violence, public health, and the AIDS pandemic. Guest speakers included officials from the Centers for Disease Control, American Civil Liberties Union, and local elected officials such as Atlanta City Council member John Lewis. Profiles of church members include those of Randall Glover, Ed Nix, David Dupree, Mark Hendrix, Russ Shannon, and Michael Greer.


Index Terms

Bryg, Peter
Churches--Georgia--Atlanta
Cooper , John
Gay men--Georgia--Atlanta--Social Conditions
Homophobia
Homosexuality--Georgia--Atlanta
Homosexuality--Law and Legislation
Homosexuals--Political Activity
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Unitarian Universalist Lesbian and Gay Community newsletters, MSS 726f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2012

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


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1Newsletters, 1982-1985. View images: 1 | 2.
 

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2Newsletters, 1986-1987. View images: 1 | 2.