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Queer Dreams & Non-Profit Blues – October 4, 2013

When I started working in the queer movement in Boston in the late 1970s, formal LGBT organizations were very rare. Almost all the groups I worked with were not formally incorporated or registered with the government as nonprofits.    Gay Community News, Lesbian and Gay Media Advocates, Allston Brighton Green Light Safe-house Project, LUNA, the Feminist Caucus of the Boston Food Coop.  We were all volunteer groups, not registered, although organized around goals, values, decision-making processes and theories of governance and accountability. Funders for LGBT Issues noted there were about 50 LGBT organizations in 1969.  These groups had to fight to even get formal governmental [...]