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The LGBTQ Collection
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Collection Highlights
  • “Remembering My Mother: Mary Audrey Gallagher” by Daniel DrommCouncil Member Daniel Dromm delivers a speech at the ceremony renaming 91st Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue after his mother, Mary Audrey Gallagher.
  • CUNY: Study with the Best: Season Finale: On this month's show: Queens Pride through the lenses of LaGuardia Community College.Features: NY City Council Member Daniel P. Dromm - District 25, (D-Queens), Soraya Ciego-Lemur Archivist, LaGuardia Community College, and Ryan Tiscareno - Photographer.
  • The Importance of a Family's Support ---From WCBSAM: On DemandAs Pride Month begins, New York City is investing nearly $10 million to help LGBTQ kids with nowhere to go, because in many cases their families have rejected them.
  • CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOWFIRST GRADE CURRICULUM - PUBLISHED BY THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS/BOARD OF EDUCATION, JOSEPH A. FERNANDEZ, CHANCELLOR – 1991.
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NOTE TO RESEARCHER:The LGBTQ Collection is presently being processed, and will be added to the online database as they become available for researchers. Presently the bulk of this collection comes from the Daniel Dromm Papers and Senator/Assemblyman Tom Duane. The Daniel Dromm Papers, expected to be available to researchers in the Fall of 2018, consists of 24 cubic ft. of documents and artifacts, illuminating Queens LGBT history and activism from the 1990s to the early 2010s. Dromm, a Queens public school teacher from 1984 to 2009, was a founder of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee and an organizer of the Queens Pride Parade and Festival, inaugurated in Jackson Heights in 1993. The Senator Thomas Duane LGBTQ Collection consist of two Series: the Gay Literature Series and the Personal Gay Files Series. The Gay Literature Series consists mainly of issues of the Christopher Magazine from 1976 to 1993. The Personal Gay Files Series contains documents collected by Senator Duane, before, during and after his time in political office, related to LGBTQ issues.