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Gays and Lesbians in Public Radio Records


Gays and Lesbians in Public Radio Records
Gays and Lesbians in Public Radio
Collection number:
0.25 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Gays and Lesbians in Public Radio (GLIPR) was an organization formed in the mid-1980s in order to ensure adequate and appropriate representations of lesbians and gay men-their history, culture and concerns in public radio programs, newsrooms and in the public radio professional community. Co-founded by Carol Pierson, Wesley Horner, Jeff Rogers, Linda Pompa, Sean Collins and others, GLIPR was incorporated in 1991, and created panel discussions and staged events at annual Public Radio Conferences. Among their members were producers at NPR, station managers and program hosts, customer service reps at national and local organizations and music directors. GLIPR was an important part of the growth of the radio industry, and played a vital role in insuring diversity among public radio professionals. By the late 1990s, the group had become inactive, largely because GLIPR had achieved some success in their goals. Collection includes Articles of Incorporation, correspondence, memos, newsletters, surveys, meeting minutes, program transcriptions and panel discussion outlines.

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