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Northern Lambda Nord, NLN, Rural LGBT Community, Aroostook County, Maine, New Brunswick, Canada, Gay Lesbian Phonline, Maine HIV/AIDS Hotline, Communiqué, LGBT Groups, Organizational Records, Memorabilia, LGBT Theme Board Games



One of the earliest gay and lesbian groups in the state, NLN began in 1979 as a support network for the rural LGBT community, located in Aroostook County, with members in Maine and New Brunswick. By the mid-1980s, NLN had added an outreach component, working to educate the local community on LGBT identity and acceptance and health and HIV/AIDS issues. They also started a Gay-Lesbian Phoneline which grew into the Maine HIV/AIDS Hotline. The group disbanded in 2000, but re-formed in 2006. The Archives contains an extensive collection of organizational records, promotional materials, photo albums and artifacts.

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21 ft.



Donated by Dick Harrison in 2005.

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