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Student Homophile League of Boston newsletters

Identifier: M090


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 Gay Liberation Front, formed in 1970 and became an independent organization. In late 1971, the Student Homophile League of Boston sponsored popular gay dances. Needing a permanent location for its meetings and dances, it moved into the Odd Fellows' Hall in Central Square, Cambridge, after searching extensively. The Student Homophile League of Boston was asked to leave in 1972 and disbanded soon afterwards in December 1972.


  • 1970


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.15 cubic feet (1 container)



System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one chronological sequence.

Physical Location

Finding aid for the Student Homophile League of Boston Newsletters
Finding aid prepared by Funnya Bezverkhny
June 2003
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US