La Guardia and Wagner Archives, City Council Collection

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This exhibit provides a glimpse of events and documents that have helped change New York City laws as they relate to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.


The materials shown here are housed at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives, at La Guardia Community College. You can explore the holdings of the La Guardia and Wagner Archives here: http://www.laguardiawagnerarchive.lagcc.cuny.edu


Photographs

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Council majority leader Peter Vallone addresses an anti-gay rally in downtown Manhattan. The gay rights bill was introduced every year beginning in 1971 and finally passed in March 1986 by a council vote of 21-15, Vallone opposed the measure.

  • Credit: The La Guardia and Wagner Archives, La Guardia Community College/The City University of New York


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Press conference in City Hall Park concerning hate crimes and anti-gay violence. Left to right: Council members John Sabini and Stephen DiBrienza, Christine Quinn of the NYC Anti-Violence Program (at mic) and council member Tom Duane.

  • Credit: Photo by Dan Luhmann


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City Council Gay Pride Celebration, Big Apple Corp. Marching Band

  • Credit: Photo by Dan Luhmann


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ACT-UP stages protesting cuts to AIDS housing programs.

  • Credit: Photo by Dan Luhmann


Documents

Joseph Papp List

Coalition Statement

Legislative History

NOW Statement

PBA Statement

Rabbi Brickner Statement

DC37

Noach Dear Statement

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