Gay rights group donates legal documents to Yale

November 29, 2010

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NEW HAVEN, Conn.—A Boston-based gay rights group is donating 30 years' worth of documents charting the push for expanded rights to Yale University.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders says the materials include correspondence, legal documents and photographs from events spanning the HIV epidemic and some states' legalization of gay marriage.

The group has pursued gay civil rights throughout New England, and its precedent-setting legal victories include bringing marriage equality to Massachusetts in 2004 and Connecticut in 2008.

The group said in a statement Monday that Yale University's library already has one of the country's most important research collections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender legal history.

Sterling Memorial Library Director of Manuscripts and Archives Christine Weideman said the university is grateful to be entrusted with preserving records from a vital party of history.