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GLBT Movement: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender : Overview

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Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota, by Stewart VanCleve.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2012.
MNHS call number: HQ76.3.U52 M683 2012

Minnesota GLBT Movement Papers (1964-2007), collected by Leo Treadway.
Correspondence, agendas, bylaws, minutes, financial reports, notes, newsletters, brochures, miscellaneous printed matter, and newspaper clippings collected by Leo Treadway, a leading Minnesota gay rights activist.
MNHS call number: Digital finding aid

Minnesota Committee for Gay and Lesbian Rights Records.
Board and annual meeting minutes, news clippings, financial data, office logs, correspondence, lobbying files, and other records of an organization formed in 1974 to work for passing local ordinances and state laws guaranteeing rights for gays and lesbians, to combat homophobia and violence against gays and lesbians, and to educate the public and legislature about gay and lesbian issues.
MNHS call number: Digital finding aid

History is Now! Celebrating Marriage Equality Project Photograph Collection
31 digital images acquired through the Minnesota Historical Society’s History is Now! project to document same-sex couples who married in August 2013 as a result of the marriage equality bill (HF 1054), which went into effect on August 1, 2013.
MNHS call numberDigital Images

"A Chronology of Gay and Lesbian Life in Hennepin County," by Timothy Trent Blade.
In Hennepin History vol. 52, no. 2 (spring 1993), pp. 28-34.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 612 .H52 H42 v.52:2


Since the 1970s, the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) movement in Minnesota has worked to create mental health, social service, religious, and political institutions that work with GLBT individuals and voice their concerns to the public. GLBT activists demanded reforms in the way that Minnesota press covers GLBT stories. Activists also publicly confronted the hate crimes that terrorized their communities in the 1980s, leading to the passage of a hate crimes penalty bill in 1989. Due to the GLBT movement, GLBT individuals, culture, and issues, have become increasingly visible and accepted in Minnesota.

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