Stonewall Cleveland Records

Stonewall Cleveland was established in April 1990 as the political voice of northeastern Ohio’s lesbian and gay community. The organization was created in response to increasing violence and sexual discrimination against gays in Cleveland and throughout the nation. Stonewall Cleveland advanced its agendas through advertisements in several gay publications, as well as by engaging religious organizations. More recently, the group has become a Democratic Party club and is a national affiliate of the National Stonewall Democrats under the name Cleveland Stonewall Democrats. The collection consists of agendas, newspaper articles, articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, financial records, flyers, goals and objectives, membership lists, minutes, networking resources, newsletters, organization history, planning calendars, platforms, policy statements, press releases, programs, reports, review of by-laws, structure documents, and surveys.