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Overview John C. Graves was an activist involved in the gay liberation movement in Boston in the 1970s. Graves was born in 1938 and raised in New York City. Between 1964 and 1974, he was a philosophy professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After coming out in 1972, he became actively involved in mental health, educational, and spiritual assistance programs for Boston's gay community. He was also active in student organizations and founded the Gay Academic Union of New England in 1974. In...
Dates: 1971-1996 (bulk 1975-1980)
Overview The Student Homophile League of Boston was organized in 1969 by an MIT student, Stan Tillotson. The group assisted gay, Boston-area, college students in the process of coming out. The Student Homophile League of Boston provided a safe place for gay students to meet and performed educational outreach in the heterosexual community. Initially an informal group, the Student Homophile League of Boston eventually elected a president and formed various committees. One political action committee, the...