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Founded in December 1969 by men and women dissatisfied with the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activists Alliance rapidly became the largest and most visible gay organization in New York. On June 28, 1970, 200 GAA members led the way as tens of thousands of gays and gay rights supporters marched to Central Park in celebration of the first anniversary of Stonewall.
This publication contains the minutes of meetings, international and general correspondence of group members and a large number of ephemera. Robert Rules guided the initial meetings of the group. The development of the "Zap" -- the practice of confronting politicians, institutions and the media with unyielding demands for gay rights--infuriated many but also instilled a newfound confidence into thousands more. Gay Activists Alliance records allow researchers to examine early meetings and the development of the Zap.
MACHINE-READABLE CATALOGING: RLIN; Collection-level record