Scope and arrangement
The Bettye Lane Gay Rights Movement Photographs includes images that depict life in the gay and lesbian community from 1970 to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1971-1989. The collection includes many photographs of community organizing activities; such photographs include lesbian consciousness raising groups, lesbian-feminist conferences, academic conferences, and events of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Portraits of lesbian activists and writers, as well as stills from a 1974 NBC television show called "Lesbian Lifestyles" are included.
The Bettye Lane Gay Rights Movement Photographs contain photographs depicting, but not limited to, gay rights demonstrations, activists, marches, graffiti, and individuals. The photographs have been arranged chronologically, then numerically by roll and frame number (R/F). Unless otherwise noted, photographs depict events in New York City. In addition, all individuals identified in the photographs are listed from left to right.
This collection also contains photographs of marches and demonstrations. Included are photographs of gay civil rights marches, protests against certain movies and television programs, AIDS demonstrations, Anita Bryant protests, Lesbian Feminist Liberation actions, women's rights marches, and gay and lesbian pride marches.