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Overview Milburn Devenney is a social worker and registered nurse in the Boston area who worked with AIDS patients during the 1980s and 1990s, primarily through the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. (AAC). Devenney completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Humanistic Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980 and, during the period this collection covers, Devenney was a graduate student at St. Mary's College, working toward his M.A. in Human Development.
Dates: circa 1983-1996
Overview The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in New York City in 1936 in response to the conservative American Bar Association. The Massachusetts chapter (NLGMC) formed soon after. At the founding convention in Washington D.C. in 1937, the National group formally opened itself to all lawyers regardless of race, sex, or political beliefs and started campaigning for anti-lynching legislation, legal protections for collective bargaining, full scale social security, and federally funded...
Overview Paul F. Perkovic, a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts and member of the gay community, actively supported a number of gay and lesbian organizations in the greater Boston area during the late 1970s through the early 1990s.
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...
Overview In 1978 a group of women from Boston area community organizations gathered to organize demonstrations opposing acts of intimidation and violence against women. The group modeled itself after an international protest movement known as Reclaim the Night, which began in Belgium in 1976 when women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women walked through the streets carrying candles to protest the continuation of violence against women. Protesters in San Francisco held the first...
Overview The Theater Offensive was founded in 1989 by Abraham Rybeck to form and present the diverse realities of queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to help build an honest, progressive community. The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals and individual productions by national and local queer performers, and also serves as a development environment for new theatrical work. In addition, The Theater Offensive works to build community through...
Dates: 1977-2012 (bulk 1989-2011)
Overview The Triangle Theater Company was founded in 1979 by David M. Hough. Named for the pink triangles used to mark gay men in Nazi concentration camps, Triangle Theater sought to provide a supportive environment in which gay men and women could work in theater. During each season, Triangle Theater staged multiple productions and held staged readings of scripts. When Triangle Theater incorporated in September 1981, Hough was its Artistic Director and President of the Board; he stepped down as...
Dates: 1979-2009 (bulk 1979-1996)
Overview William J. Canfield II was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1946. He was a gay activist in Boston and was involved in the Boston gay liberation movement between 1970 and 1975. In 1971-1972, Canfield was president of Homophile Union of Boston (HUB). The Homophile Union of Boston was founded in 1969 by Frank Morgan in order to broaden awareness of gay lifestyles and seek civil rights for gays and lesbians. Along with John C. Graves (MIT professor, psychologist, and psychotherapist at the...
Dates: 1946-2012 (bulk 1970-1999)