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Lambda Announces Carolina Gay & Lesbian Association

Lambda announcement of CGLA, 1985

North Carolina Collection

Lambda: the Newsletter of the Carolina Gay Association
Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association, February/March 1985

In order to increase inclusivity, the former Carolina Gay Association (CGA) changed its name to the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (CGLA), as shown in this 1985 issue of their newsletter, Lambda. The CGA, founded in 1974 as UNC’s first LGBTQ student organization, was created as a political advocacy and social club and provided safe gathering spaces. The CGLA was instrumental in the establishment of the Sexuality Studies Program in 2004, directed today by Dr. Sharon P. Holland.