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  1. LGBT at UIUC
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    "The Gay Illini organization was formed in 1975 and Illini Pride was founded in 1977, both growing out of the work of the Gay Liberation Front. Gay Illini was announced in the Daily Illini on January 29, 1975. By April 1975, the group was holding Gay Forums, offering panels discussing topics related to gay students and queer life. The group also hosted a number of social eve...
  2. ALA Archives Poster
    Image | 1989

    Blue and black text on a bright yellow background.
  3. North Western Africa.
    Image | 1834

  4. Charlotte Melmoth as Queen Elizabeth in "The Earl of Essex"
    Image | 1777

    Whole-length portrait, standing, wearing a dress with a very high standing collar, in interior setting. With text: "Essex a Traitor! it can never be."
  5. Charlotte Melmoth as Queen Elizabeth in "The Earl of Essex"
    Image | 1779

    Whole-length portrait. With text: "Unhappy man! My yielding soul is touch'd."
  6. David Ross as Essex in "The Earl of Essex"
    Image | 1776

    Whole-length portrait, wearing cape. With text: "Am I not your General? and was I not so by Virtue of this Staff?"
  7. Sarah Siddons (nee Kemble) as Euphrasia in "The Grecian Daughter"
    Image | 1792

    Whole-length portrait, holding dagger in upraised hand. With text: "In a dear Father's Cause, a Woman's vengeance tow'rs above her Sex."
  8. Sarah Siddons (nee Kemble) as Euphrasia in "The Grecian Daughter"
    Image | 1808

    Whole-length portrait, dagger in upraised hand. With text: "In a dear Father's cause, a Woman's vengeance towers above her Sex."
  9. Chancellor's Task Force on Sexual Orientation, Final Report 1987
    Multi-Page Item | 252 pages | 1987

    In February of 1986, the Chancellor appointed the Task Force on Sexual Orientation. This document includes Thomas E. Everhart's press release statement, followed by the report itself.
  10. Lesbian/Gay Illini DI advertisement
    Image | 1989

    This advertisment for the Lesbian and Gay Illini ran in the "New Student Welcome" and the "Welcome Back" editions of the Daily Illini in July and August of 1989. At this time, the group already had dedicated space in the Illini Union. It would still be several years and multiple name changes, however, before the terms bisexual or transgender made their way into the organizat...
  11. Gay Awareness Week calendar of events
    Image | 1986

    Gay Awareness Week was created by the group when it was under the Gay Illini name. These events eventually became LGBT Awareness Days in later years under other group and office names.
  12. Mayoral proclamation of Lesbian and Gay Pride Day
    Image | 1989

    Champaign and Urbana were the first cities in Illinois to protect the rights of gays and lesbians under the passage of human rights ordinances. In 1989, both city's mayors declared June 28th to be "Lesbian and Gay Pride Day," largely influenced by the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
  13. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? event flyer
    Image | 1979

    A flyer announcing a movie night event sponsored by the Gay Illini. "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" has long been deemed a classic in the "gay film repetoire," along with "All About Eve," "Valley of the Dolls," "Mommie Dearest," and others.
  14. Partial Gay Switchboard governance and policies document
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1979

    On January 12th, 1976, the Gay Switchboard opened. The Switchboard remains one of the crowning achievements of the Gay Illini. An important aspect of this documentation is that it points to an understanding of and an openness to both transvestites and transexuals in the "LG" (or "GL") community was an important purpose of the Switchboard and it's policies.
  15. Gay V.D. Discussion flyer
    Image | 1979

    A flyer announcing an open discussion on "Gay V.D.s". Although the full blown AIDS epidemic in America wouldn't happen for a few years, the community was already concerned about other illnesses or conditions that may be specific to gay or lesbian sex.
  16. Gay Illini's 3rd Annual Halloween Bar Benefit flyer
    Image | 1979

    Giovanni's was a haven for LGBT culture in the late seventies.
  17. "Past, Present, and Future" flyer
    Image | 1983

    the United States government. Her early experiences with trying to learn more about lesbianism fueled her lifetime work with libraries. In the 1970s, Gittings was most involved in the American Library Association, especially its gay caucus, the first such in a professional organization, in order to promote positive literature about homosexuality in libraries. She was a part...
  18. Gay Illini fact sheet updated
    Image | 1983

    Document describing the various programs started and maintained by the Gay Illini. Updated from 1976.
  19. Gay Awareness Week calendar of events
    Image | 1983

    Gay Awareness Week was created by the group when it was under the Gay Illini name. These events eventually became LGBT Awareness Days in later years under other group and office names.
  20. A Night of New Wave
    Image | 1983

    Fundraiser flyer for the Gay Illini. The Gay Illini regularly held benefits and fundraisers to help pay for the robust programming of the organization.
  21. Gay Students' Alliance first notices
    Image | 1975

    The first notices to appear in the Daily Illini announcing the Gay Students' Alliance meetings, forums, and a dance.
  22. Letter to the editor
    Image | 1975

    This letter was never submitted to the Daily Illini, but members of the Gay Students' Alliance threatened to submit it when a fraternity on campus denied the right of a same sex couple to dance at a fundraiser. As someone (unknown) noted, the fraternity conceded after the threat, but the situation was undoubtedly uncomfortable by then, and ultimately no gay couple did wind u...
  23. Gay Illini Constitution
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1975

    The Gay Illini was the first of many registered student organizations that went on to various names and iterations throughout University of Illinois history. Records indicate that the group by this name, also known as the The Gay People's Alliance, was in effect from 1973 to 1989.
  24. Potluck Dinner
    Image | 1976

    Flyer announcing a strictly lesbian event. Presumably the Gay Illini group felt that the term "gay" was encompassing of lesbian women, although the presence of the address for a separate group is shown on the bottom of the flyer. The group went through a myriad of name changes reflective of changes in LGBT culture throughout the years.
  25. Political goals of the Gay Illini
    Image | 1975

    A page from Gay Illini internal documentation stating their political agenda. Either the group iteself or individual members were apparently also part of the National Coalition of Gay Activists. This documentation sought to align the goals of the group with a more global agenda, primarily that of the 1972 Gay Rights Platform.
  26. Gay Awareness Week poster
    Image | 1994

    Still known at the time as Gay Awareness Week, poster describing the week's itinerary of events around campus.
  27. LGBT Awareness Days
    Image | 1996

    By 1996 the name of the week long event had been changed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness Days. Note the list of sponsors, by this time several RSOs now fell under the umbrella Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns.
  28. LGBT Awareness Days
    Image | 1997

    By 1996 the name of the week long event had been changed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness Days. Note the list of sponsors, by this time several RSOs now fell under the umbrella Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns.
  29. GLBT Awareness Days
    Image | 1998

    In 1998, the words lesbian and gay were switched, to make the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness Days. There has been much debate about the acronym of groups around the world over the years, particularly in the past two decades.
  30. Invitation to "be yourself"
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    It is unclear where this document originated, it may have been part of welcome packets for incoming students made available in offices or at meetings sponsored by groups or the Office of Concerns.