Gay and lesbian issues of 1989-1994 collection, 1989-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Gay and lesbian issues of 1989-1994 collection
Dates
1989-1994 (inclusive)
1992-1994 (bulk)
Quantity
5.21 cubic feet (6 boxes)
3 VHS videotapes
7 sound cassettes
Collection Number
4511 (Accession No. 4511-001)
Summary
A collection of materials on gay and lesbian issues with emphasis on issues in Washington State and Oregon
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Ballot Measure 9 was a ballot measure in the U.S. state of Oregon in 1992, concerning gay rights, pedophilia, sadism, masochism, and public education, that drew widespread national attention.

Measure 9 would have added the following text to the Oregon Constitution: “All governments in Oregon may not use their monies or properties to promote, encourage or facilitate homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism or masochism. All levels of government, including public education systems, must assist in setting a standard for Oregon's youth which recognizes that these behaviors are abnormal, wrong, unnatural and perverse and they are to be discouraged and avoided.” It was defeated in the November 3, 1992 general election with 638,527 votes in favor, 828,290 votes against.

The ballot measure was an effort of the Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA), a conservative group active in Oregon politics in the 1990s. Supporters of the measure felt that their traditional values were under siege in the face of growing acceptance of homosexuality by society. Opponents stated that the measure was unfairly discriminatory, that it was unconstitutional, and that it demonstrated the homophobia and bigotry of its backers. Republican Senator Mark Hatfield opposed the measure, as did most Oregon newspapers. Opponents outspent the OCA six to one. The OCA would go on to back Measure 13, which would have prevented schools from using materials that were deemed to "legitimize homosexuality", and Measure 19. They also backed another measure numbered 9 ("son of 9") in 2000. All these were unsuccessful.

Although the measure failed, its legacy can still be seen today. The Oregon Citizens Alliance went on to introduce a series of watered-down ballot measures along the same lines as Measure 9 (most of which failed). Another response of the OCA was to place laws similar to Measure 9 on local ballots in the parts of Oregon where a majority of voters had supported Measure 9. They succeeded in this effort in Josephine, Douglas, Linn, and Klamath counties, as well as in Canby and Junction City. The state legislature eventually overruled these local measures. On the other hand, opposition to Ballot Measure 9 formed the basis of much of the current gay rights movement in Oregon, including the organization Basic Rights Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Clippings, newsletters, other publications, legislative bills, testimony, audio and video programs, and similar materials collected by a freelance author on religious conservative organizations and on gay and lesbian organizations, with emphasis on anti-gay initiatives in Oregon and Washington, including Oregon's Measure 9.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Almost all material is published and therefore governed by copyright law for publications.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Oregon Citizen's Alliance, 1988-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1
Chronological Files
April 1992-January 1994
1
Background
1988-1992
1
Christian Right in Oregon
1988-1994
1
Local Initiatives
1993
1
Masters
1991-1992
1
Masters: OCA/Citizen's Alliance of Washington (CAW) Hate Crimes
1992
1
Masters: Measure 9
1992-1993
1
Masters: OCA Supporters
1992
1
Masters: Wise Use/OCA
1992-1993
1
Measure 9
1992
1
Measure 13
1994
1
No on 9 Campaign
1992-1993
1
Speaking Points - Literature Analysis
1992

Series 2:  Other States, 1991-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1
Other States
1994
1
Colorado - Citizen's Project
1991-1995
1
Georgia
1993-1994
1
Idaho
1992-1994

Series 3:  Individuals, 1990-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1
Buchanan, Pat
1993
1
Cameron, Paul
1990-1993
1
Dannemeyer, William
1992

Series 4:  Newsletters, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1
Culture Watch
1993-1994
1
The Dignity Report
1993-1994
1
Freedom Writer
1993-1994
1
The Public Eye
1992-1994
1
Right Watch
Summer 1993
1
Right-Wing Watch
1993-1994
1
Miscellaneous
1993-1994

Series 5:  Miscellaneous, 1984-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1
Action Kit
1993
1
Analysis
1992
1
Challenging the Christian Right: The Activist's Handbook
undated
1
Christian Psychology for Today
undated
1
Countering AIDS Arguments
1984-1985, 1992-1993
1
GOP in Oregon
1992-1993
1
Hate Crimes - Gay and Lesbian
1989-1993
1
Hate Crimes - General
1991-1994
1
History of Hate - Pacific Northwest
1991-1993
1
Measure 9: Columns, Editorials, Cartoons, Debates
1992-1993
1
Measure 9: Hate Crimes
1992
1
Measure 9: Supporters, Detractors
1992
1
Oregon Gay Rights Bill
1993-1994
1
Oregon - Other Gay Rights Issues
1992
1
Springfield
1992-1993
1
Wise Use - General
1992-1993
3
Bisexual
undated
3
Coming Out
1991-1992
3
Comments on Gay Politics
1993
3
Demographics - Who Are Gay People?
1993
3
Domestic Partners
1992-1994
3
Family Values
1992
3
Gay Pride Parade
1993
3
Gay Television
1993-1994
3
Gays and Media
1993-1994
3
Gays and Religion
1990-1994
3
Privacy
1989
3
Gays in Military
1991-1994
3
Gay Organizing
1993
3
Gays Physically Different
1992-1993
3
Immigration
1993
3
International Gay and Lesbian
1993
3
Interrelating Oppressions
1992-1993
3
Lesbian Health
1993-1994
3
North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)
1990-1994
3
Queer Abuse - Reparative Therapy
1990-1992
3
Queer Adoption
1992-1993
3
Queer and Clinton
1992-1994
3
Queer and Money
1992-1994
3
Queer Cops
September 22, 1993
3
Queer Employment
1991-1994
3
Queer History
1989
3
Queer History
1993
3
Queer Life
1991-1993
3
Polls on Gays
1989-1994
3
Recommended Books
1990-1993
3
Religious Right and Blacks and Gays
1992-1994
3
Rural Organizing
1993-1994
3
Seattle: Gay and Lesbian Youth
1988, 1994
3
Stonewall 25
1994
3
Straights on Gay Rights
1990, 1993
3
Tactics to Use Against Religious Right
August 1993
3
Terminology
1991-1994
4
Anti-Abortion Tactics
1993
4
Anti-Bigotry Work
1991-1993
4
Anti-Environment
1992
4
Center for Democratic Renewal (CDR)
1989-1992
4
Definitions
1993
4
Family Research Council
1992-1994
4
Fundamentalism
1989-1993
4
Gay Rights - National Context
1992-1993
4
Gay Rights, Special Rights
1993
4
Hate Crimes
1992-1994
4
NACE/Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)
July 15, 1992
4
Operation Rescue
1992-1993
4
Oppression Rescue
1993
4
Protection
undated
4
Rutherford Institute
1993
4
Scapegoating
1992-1993
4
Women's Voices: A Joint Project
1992

Series 6:  Washington State, 1983-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2
American Family Association
1993
2
Anti-Discrimination Bill - House Bill 1443
1993
2
Anti-Discrimination Law
1987, 1993
2
Anti-Gay
1994
2
Anti-Gay Legislation - Washington State History
1993-1994
2
Anti-Queer Writing
1993
2
Bias Crime Bill - Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1569
1993
2
Christian Coalition
1993-1994
2
Citizen's Alliance of Washington
1992-1994
2
Citizen's Alliance of Washington - General
1993
2
Civil Rights Violations
1993
2
Concerned Women for America
1993
2
Concerned Citizens for Responsible Legislation in Washington
1989
2
Declaring Anti-Gay Laws Unconstitutional
1992-1994
2
Department of Social and Health Services Survey
1993
2
Evergreen Freedom Foundation
1991-1994
2
Family in Touch
1987, 1993
2
Far Right
1993
2
Focus on the Family
1993
2
Gays and Politicians
1990-1992
2
Grand Old Party (GOP)
1992-1993
2
House Bill 1443
1994
2
Initiatives 119, 120
1991
2
Initiatives 608, 610
1994
2
Initiatives - Queer Civil Rights
1992-1993
2
Lowry, Mike
1993
2
NACE/Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)
1993
2
Operation Rescue
January 15, 1993
2
Organizing to Stop Religious Right
1993-1994
2
Other Groups
1992-1993
2
Political Action Committees (PACs)
1992-1993
2
Religious Right
1992-1994
2
Right and Education
1993-1994
2
Rutherford Institute
1991
2
Siegal, Mike and KVI (A.M. 750)
September 30, 1993
2
Substitute House Bill 1443
1993-1994
2
Substitute House Bill 1443 and 1569 - Testimony
1990-1993
2
Tacoma
1989
2
Think Tanks
1992-1994
2
Thurston County Alliance
1993
2
Traditional Values Foundation
1994
2
Washington Alliance of Families
1992-1993
2
Washington Committee for Equal Rights Not Special Rights
January 28, 1994
2
Washington Family Council
1992-1994
2
Washington Institute for Policy Studies
1993
2
Washington Project
1990
2
Washington Public Affairs Council
1990-1994
2
Washington State Constitution
undated
2
Washington United
1991-1992
2
Western Center for Law and Religious Freedom
1983
2
Youth Action Coalition
1993

Series 7:  Pro-Gay, 1991-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3
Countering Anti-Gay Arguments
1992-1993
3
Miscellaneous Pro-Gay Information
1992-1994
3
Pro-Gay "Agenda"
1992
3
Pro-Gay Conservatives
1993-1994
3
Pro-Gay Position Papers
1991
3
Pro-Gay Propaganda
1992-1994
3
Pro-Gay and Public Relations
1993-1994
3
Pro-Gay Talking Points
May 1992

Series 8:  Censorship, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3
Media and Art
1992-1994
3
School/Library
1992-1994
3
Sex/Violence
1992-1993

Series 9:  Lesbian and Gay Issues, 1988-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3
Gays and Lesbians in Washington State
1992-1994
3
Lesbian and Gay Families
1992-1994
3
Lesbian and Gay Politics
1988-1994
3
Lesbian and Gay Resources
1990-1993
3
Lesbian and Gay Tactics
1990-1992
3
Lesbian and Gay Youth
1992

Series 9:  Gay and Lesbian Organizations, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3
AIDS Action
1993-1994
3
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Militancy
1992-1993
3
Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF)
1992-1994
3
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
1992-1993
3
LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education
1992-1994
3
Lesbian Community Project (LCP)
1992-1993
3
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
1992-1994
3
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) - Press Stuff
1992-1994
3
Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment (NWCAMH)
1994
3
Privacy Fund
1993
3
Washington Citizens for Fairness/Hands Off Washington
1993-1994
3
Western States Center - Newsletter
1992-1994

Series 10:  Anti-Gay (National), 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4
Focus on the Family
1992-1994
4
National
1993-1994
4
National Anti-Gay Propaganda
1992
4
Organizations - National
1993-1994
4
Videos
1992-1993

Series 11:  Religious Conservatives (National), 1989-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4
American Family Association
1993
4
Bankrolling Anti-Gay
1993-1994
4
Christian Coalition
1992-1994
4
Christians and Environment
1992
4
Christian Right Background
1993-1994
4
Christian Right - Nazis and McCarthy
1992-1994
4
Christian Right - Resources
1992-1994
4
Christian Right - Tactics
1992-1993
4
Christian Right - Theology
1993
4
Christian Right - War Imagery
1989-1993
4
Concerned Women for America
1992
4
Conservative Women
1991-1994
4
Far Right - Information
1991-1993
4
Focus on the Family - National
1992-1994
4
"The Gay Agenda" Video
1992-1994
4
Lies of the Religious Right
1993
4
Other National - Religious Right
1993
4
Religious Right - Case Studies
1993-1994
4
Religious Right in Colleges
1993-1994
4
Religious Right - Legal
1993-1994
4
Religious Right - Media
1993-1994
4
Religious Right - Public Relations
1993-1994
4
Traditional Values
February 1993

Series 12:  Publications, 1986-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5
Unsorted Clippings
1992-1994
5
Clippings - Parts of Articles
1992-1994
5
Books: A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples Curry, Hayden and Clifford, Denis
1986
5
Books: Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of the Christian Right Diamond, Sara
1989
5
Magazines: Deneuve: The Lesbian Magazine, On the Issues, Out, 10 Percent, Miscellaneous
1992-1994
5
News Releases
1993-1994
5
Miscellaneous Publications
1992-1994
5
Ephemera
1993-1994

Series 13:  Videotapes and Audiocassettes, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6
VHS Videotapes: Sacred Lies, Civil Truths
undated
6
VHS Videotapes: The Gay Agenda
undated
6
VHS Videotapes: The Gay Agenda in Public Education - The Report
undated
6
Audiocassettes: Law and Justice (two tapes)
February 16, 1994
6
Audiocassettes: State Government Committee (two tapes)
March 2, 1993
6
Audiocassettes: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Creating Change Conference
November 1992
6
Audiocassettes: National Lesbian and Gay Journalists, Equal Rights/Special Rights: Is Gay a Minority?
undated
6
Audiocassettes: National Lesbian and Gay Journalists, Homophobia in Sports
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gay rights--Law and legislation
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Citizens Alliance
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Family Association (creator)
    • Center for Democratic Renewal (creator)
    • Christian Coalition (creator)
    • Citizens Alliance of Washington (creator)
    • Concerned Women for America (creator)
    • Evergreen Freedom Foundation (creator)
    • Family Research Council of America (creator)
    • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (creator)
    • Hands Off Washington (Organization) (creator)
    • Human Rights Campaign Fund (U.S.) (creator)
    • Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund (creator)
    • Lesbian Community Project (Portland, Or.) (creator)
    • National Center for Lesbian Rights (U.S.) (creator)
    • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (U.S.) (creator)
    • Rutherford Institute (creator)
    • Washington Family Council (creator)
    • Washington Public Affairs Council (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)