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Boston University Homophile Club flyer (1970)
“…homosexuals are beginning to realize that to change society’s attitudes, they must educate the public.”
The Boston University Homophile Club was established on December 4, 1969 and was the first gay student organization in Boston. This flyer compares the persecution of homosexuals with that of Jews and African Americans. Instead of being “mute and muted,” the BU Homophile Club responded with a series of lectures to educate the community about gay lifestyles and issues. From the William J. Canfield papers.

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