Karin A. France

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Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance, MLGPA, EqualityMaine, Advocate for LGBT Issues, Organizational Files, Civil Rights Legislation, Hate Crime Protection Laws, Workplace Equality, Maine, Legislation, Policy



The Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance (MLGPA) was formed in 1984 to advocate for LGBT issues and to educate the public, media, and politicians about them. Now known as EqualityMaine, over the last twenty-five years, the organization has worked to secure civil rights legislation, pass hate crimes protection laws, promote workplace equality and ensure responsible HIV/AIDS policies. The Archives contains organizational records of MLGPA and EqualityMaine, and other materials.

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14.5 ft.



The EqualityMaine Archives began with donations in 2004 from Maggie Allen and continued through donations from other individuals, culminating in a direct donation from EqualityMaine in 2008.

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The EqualityMaine Archives is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her/his legal heirs and assigns.

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