The Seattle Commission for Lesbians and Gays was first established in 1985 as the Mayor's Lesbian/Gay Task Force. In 1989, the Task Force became a full city commission with 15 volunteer members. When the Office for Women's Rights was abolished in 1987, the Commission was absorbed into the new Office of Civil Rights, and its name was changed to the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. The Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and other City departments on issues of concern to sexual minorities. It also recommends policies and legislation in matters affecting the sexual minority community.
Correspondence, reports, memoranda, notes, research and news clippings related to the activities of the Commission. Topics include: Health issues (including AIDS), discrimination based on sexual orientation, domestic partnership, homosexuality in the black community, and police issues.
Restrictions on Access :
Records are open to the public.Preferred Citation :
[Item and date], Seattle Commission for Lesbians and Gays Subject Files , Record Series 8405-04. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
Detailed Description of the Collection
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