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Jeanne Kramer-Smyth collection

 Unprocessed
Identifier: Z15-013

Content Description

The Bisexual Resource Center is a Boston-based non-profit organization founded in 1985 as the East Coast Bisexual Network, Inc. [ECBN.] After attending the first conference on bisexuality in the northeast in 1984, Boston-area bisexual activists, including Robyn Ochs, Laura Sachs and Scott Lewis, organized a second regional conference the following year. With the profits from this conference, the East Coast Bisexual Network was founded as an umbrella group to facilitate organizing among bisexual groups on the East Coast. The East Coast Bisexual Network was founded concurrently with the first groups devoted specifically to bisexual political activism. In the late 1980s, the East Coast Bisexual Network made HIV / AIDS education and activism a priority, as bisexual men and women were popularly accused of transferring the disease from gay males to lesbians and the straight population. In 1993, the organization expanded to include international bisexual organizations, and changed its name to the Bisexual Resource Center. During the 1990s, the organization worked to control misinformation as bisexuality gained visibility in the mainstream media. The Bisexual Resource Center continued to build alliances among, and combat biphobia within the gay, lesbian, and transgender communities. The collection consists of four issues of BiNet News, one National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Report, one BiNet USA brochure, and one bisexual research list order form. The collection is unprocessed. Add to M144? Accessioned 2015 Mar 20. 46/1

Restrictions Apply

No

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Dates

  • 1993-1996

Extent

0.15 Cubic Feet (0.15 cubic feet in 1 half manuscript box.)