Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center Records, 1972 -- 2017


This collection has:

20.9 Cubic Feet
25 Digital Object(s)
1 Web sites

In 1972 the Tufts Gay Community (TGC) organization was formed to provide a space for gay and bisexual people to meet and support one another and to educate the university community about gay related issues. Although the term "lesbian" was not included in the group name until 1981, the TGC's goal was to shed light on the issues facing the gay and lesbian community on campus. In 1980 the TGC established the first "drop-in center" on campus in Curtis Hall. By October 1987, the drop-in center was moved to Hayes House and In September of 1988, Donna Penn was hired as the first coordinator to increase programming and support services.

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