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San Diego Democratic Club 25th Anniversary Speech: Bob Lynn

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Description: The San Diego Democratic Club (now San Diego Democrats for Equality) was founded in 1975, one of the earliest LGBT organizations in the area. It was one of very few political and social outlets for the community at the time, with many meetings held in secret due to members’ fears of being outed in public. The club has grown to be very active in regional and statewide political activities, and their endorsement is highly sought by political candidates in San Diego. This tape has a speech by the club’s founder, Bob Lynn. It has been selected for its content as well as the fragile nature of the media.

Date: 2000

San Diego Democratic Club 25th Anniversary Speech: Gloria Johnson

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Description: The San Diego Democratic Club (now San Diego Democrats for Equality) was founded in 1975, one of the earliest LGBT organizations in the area. It was one of very few political and social outlets for the community at the time, with many meetings held in secret due to members’ fears of being outed in public. The club has grown to be very active in regional and statewide political activities, and their endorsement is highly sought by political candidates in San Diego. This tape has a speech by one of the club’s former presidents, Gloria Johnson, who was deeply involved in local activism till her death in 2013.

Date: 2000

Karibu History

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Description: Karibu (the Center for Social Support and Education) is an AIDS support organization in San Diego. Originally focused on African American GBT men, Karibu has expanded to provide educational and support services to AIDS/HIV afflicted individuals regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or health status, including providing emergency housing.

Karibu 1995

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Description: Karibu (the Center for Social Support and Education) is an AIDS support organization in San Diego. Originally focused on African American GBT men, Karibu has expanded to provide educational and support services to AIDS/HIV afflicted individuals regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or health status, including providing emergency housing.

Date: 1995

Out in San Diego: July 12, 1983

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Description: Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and Jeri Dilno, both active participants in the San Diego LGBT movement and local political organizations. This reel includes a broadcast segment from July 12, 1983. The primary topic is the Blood Sisters program. Blood Sisters was founded by the San Diego Democratic Club (SDDC). SDDC member Barbara Bick organized the first drive held July 15, thought to be the first such blood drive anywhere. The donations of blood created credits for blood to be given to people with AIDS and ARC. Nearly 200 lesbians gave blood in response to news that gay men were no longer allowed to donate blood because of the possibility of AIDS virus contamination.

Date: 1983-07-12