School is Not a Gay Place to Be

Title

School is Not a Gay Place to Be

Subject

Gay Liberation Front
Gay rights--Washington (D.C.)
Gay liberation movement--Washington (D.C.)

Description

Warren Blumenfeld highlights the anti-gay climate in educational institutions, citing his own experiences from kindergarten through university.

Creator

Warren Blumenfeld

Source

Reprinted from Edcentric, Volume III, number 5, 1971

Publisher

EdCentric Magazine

Date

1971

Rights

Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the copyright holder. Please contact the Rainbow History Project for more information.

Coverage

Published in EdCentric (the magazine of the Center for Educational Reform), the article argues that gay students experience "extremely oppressive, lonely and alienating" lives in all levels of education. Blumenfeld, educated in California, documents his own experiences of oppression and alienation in kindergarten, junior high, high school and college, as well as his eventual coming out and membership in the Gay Liberation Front at San Jose State College.

Original Format

This item is part of the Gay Activists Alliance Records collection, and is stored at the Historical Society of Washington, MS 0764, Series XVI GLAA, Folder 020.

Files

XVI-GLAA-F020-Blumenfeld.pdf

Citation

Warren Blumenfeld, “School is Not a Gay Place to Be,” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2017, http://rainbowhistory.omeka.net/items/show/4939308.

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