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Collection #89

Franklyn G. Fry

Date:1988 - 1999 (Bulk August 1, 1991 - October 1, 1994)
Size:2 feet


Donated by Franklyn G. Fry in 2002, arrived in three boxes of miscellaneous papers and clippings.

Use Restrictions

No names may be published unless they are publicly known to be gay, or their permission has been obtained, or they are deceased.

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, mailings, flyers, private papers, letters, and records of organizations to which Mr. Fry belonged and participated in between November 1988 and October 1999.

Two thirds of the collection centers on the Stonewall 25 International March on the United Nations to affirm the human rights of Lesbian and Gay people which took place on June 26th 1994, during which Mr Fry served as Co-Chair of the planning committee.

The bulk of these papers encompass all vital aspects of the organization, planning, fundraising, and orchestration of the Stonewall 25 International March and the large variety of formal and informal responses to both the planning phase and the event itself including the video project of the event “The Future Is Ours”.

History or Bio

Franklyn G. Fry graduated from New York University, and began his career in Stage Management in both regional and off Broadway Theater in 1984.

He began volunteering for Heritage of Pride in a variety of capacities in June of 1985.

Mr. Fry stage managed the New York City Pride Rallies in Central Park and Union Square from 1988 to 1991.

In 1990 he served as Heritage of Pride’s March Committee Chair for one year before serving as the Heritage of Pride’s Co-Coordinator between 1992-1993, and in 1993 Mr. Fry was elected as Co-Chair of the Stonewall 25 International March, a position he held till the March and Rally in June 1994 before returning full time to his career as a union stage manager.

Folder List

Box 1

The Lesbian and Gay People of Color Steering Committee, NYC. National/Regional Steering Committee.

Legal Information.

Video Project.

Video Scripts and Logsheets.

National Lawyers Guild, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Rights Committee.

Stonewall, related events and groups.

National Gay Lesbian Task Force Resources.

Mayor Koch, official business.

Heritage of Pride Meeting minutes, Permits from Central Park Conservancy. [Central Park Conservancy.]

Heritage of Pride Flyers and clippings for members, 1989, 1990.

Heritage of Pride Proposals to SW25 and related articles.

International Association of Lesbian and Gay Pride Coordinators.

Flyers, brochures, stickers, misc. Various events and years.

Box 2

Contacts for International Association Lesbian and Gay Pride Coordinators/ North East Regional Pride Committee.

1991 Misc. Out Loud and Proud.

Open letter project 1990

Mark Lowe Fisher 1953-1992.

Photos of Pride event 1993.

Heritage of Pride, Flyers and Programmes.

Baltimore proclamation “Lesbian and Gay Month” June 1994.

Stonewall 20.

Stonewall 25 Planning Group.

Stonewall 25 Layouts, March Plans, fact sheets and orders.

Stonewall 25 Press packet.

Bound packet Stonewall 25.

Stonewall 25 1994 Flyers, Posters, Various articles on Stonewall 25.

Other events 1994.

Stonewall 25 Forms, some in Spanish, French, German, Mailings 1.

Box 3

Stonewall 25 Forms in Spanish, French, German Mailings 2.

Flyers Brochures, misc. 1999.

March on Washington Correspondence etc. various years 1990’s.


Various papers, lectures.

Stonewall 25, award/plaque.

City folder – ­­­ meetings with city committees organisations, city government.

Austrailia – Flyers, Articles.

Brazil – Flyers, Documents, Articles, Stickers.

Box 4

Global Calendar and other articles.

Stonewall 25 Correspondence, documents.

Latin America, South Africa, Southeast Asia, etc. Brochures/Stonewall 25

International Lesbian and Gay Association, European Brochures/Flyers, Stonewall 25.

Immigration HIV Ban.




Box 5


Stonewall 25 Debt, Direct action working group.

Outreach Planning, Stonewall 25.

Media, Stonewall 25.