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In the waning hours of National Coming Out Day, this 1976 pamphlet, "Growing Up Gay" [pdf]
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was a publication of Youth Liberation
of Ann Arbor, MI (1970-1979). This collection of coming-out stories
also advises young readers, in the years before the ascendancy of GSAs, on how to start "gay groups" at their schools and in their communities.
The organization was started by teen activists
, including Keith Hefner
, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient who continues to work for youth rights. Another young activist, Sonia Yaco
, ran for the Ann Arbor school board
and won 8% of the vote, despite being too young to officially declare candidacy.
Additional bibliography on the youth rights movement.