Queer Organizations


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List of Organizations

Gay/Queer-Straight Alliance

Kevin Jennings, 1988[1]

Gay Liberation Front

The Gay Liberation Front was founded in New York by a number of activists in 1969, directly after the events of the Stonewall Riots.[2] Alongside queer rights, GLF associated with Vietnam War protesters and the Black Panther Party (a Marxist-Leninist black power organisation).[3]

Gay Activists Alliance

The Gay Activists Alliance was created as an offshoot of GLA by 19 members, aiming to concentrate on issues solely related to gay and lesbian political rights.[3] They believed that the GLF's goals were too broad and unfocused, had no consistent course for gay activism, and had no democratically elected leaders.[4]

Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries



  1. Rudolph, Dana. "Phillips Academy GSA: 20 years of friendship and activism". Bay Windows, 26 Feb, 2009, https://web.archive.org/web/20090228184752/http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=news&sc3=&id=87675.
  2. Shockley, Jay. "Gay Liberation Front at Alternate U.". NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, Jan, 2023, https://www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/gay-liberation-front-at-alternate-u/.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Gay Activists Alliance (GAA)". New York Public Library, http://web-static.nypl.org/exhibitions/1969/alliance.html. Accessed on 24 Oct, 2023.
  4. Shockley, Jay. "Founding of the Gay Activists Alliance at the Arthur Bell Residence". NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, Apr, 2021, https://www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/founding-of-the-gay-activists-alliance-at-the-arthur-bell-residence/.