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White t-shirt.
"No! LaRouche Initiative"

In reference to California ballot Proposition 64, also known as the LaRouche Initiative.

Proposition 64 in California would have classified AIDS as an easily communicable disease--a designation that, under California law, would allow universal testing and possible quarantine of those who tested HIV-positive.
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White t-shirt.
"Vote No on 6. No on 7. If Briggs Isn't Stopped Who's Next?"
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Tan t-shirt.
"Stop Briggs. No On 6. Bay Area Committee Against the Briggs Initiative. 2049 Market Street, San Francisco 94114. 415/626-9482" with a drawing of a triangle.
Printed in brown on tan. (short-sleeved)
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Yellow t-shirt.
"Vote No on 6"

California Proposition 6 was an initiative on the California State ballot on November 7, 1978 and was more commonly known as The Briggs Initiative. Sponsored by John Briggs, a conservative state legislator from Orange County, the failed initiative would have banned gays and lesbians, and possibly anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California's public schools.
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White t-shirt.
"No on 6"

California Proposition 6 was an initiative on the California State ballot on November 7, 1978 and was more commonly known as The Briggs Initiative. Sponsored by John Briggs, a conservative state legislator from Orange County, the failed initiative would have banned gays and lesbians, and possibly anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California's public schools.
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White t-shirt.
"No on 64!"
In reference to California ballot Proposition 64, also known as the LaRouche Initiative.

Proposition 64 in California would have classified AIDS as an easily communicable disease--a designation that, under California law, would allow universal testing and possible quarantine of those who tested HIV-positive.
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White t-shirt.
Front: "Re-Elect Supervisor Tom Ammiano"

Back: "Tom Ammiano. An Independent Voice"
Image of a man with a "rubber stamp" crossed out.

Tom Ammiano (born December 15, 1941) is an American politician and LGBT rights activist from San Francisco, California. Ammiano, a member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, served as a member of the California State Assembly from 2008 to November 30, 2014.
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White t-shirt.
"Alice B. Toklas. Lesbian/Gay Democratic Club"

2370 Market St #407
San Francisco, CA 94114
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White t-shirt.
"Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club. 'I can be killed with ease but I cannot be silenced: I am too many, I am all of us.'"

San Francisco based democratic club focusing on equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.
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White t-shirt.
"Harvey Milk, Supervisor "
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Blue t-shirt.
"Save District Elections! No On A"
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White t-shirt.
"Boom Boom for Supe. San Francisco '82"

T-shirt relates to the campaign of Sister Boom Boom (Jack Fertig), who ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1982.
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Tan t-shirt.
"Stop Briggs. No On 6. Bay Area Committee Against the Briggs Initiative. 2049 Market Street, San Francisco 94114. 415/626-9482" with a drawing of a triangle.
Printed in brown on tan. (short-sleeved)
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White t-shirt.
Front: "Castro Street Fair. 15 Sept 1985" with line drawing of Harvey Milk by G. Pace
Back: "Monitor"
Black print on beige. (short-sleeved
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Pink t-shirt.
"Bring Sharon Home."
Black text on pink with design in purple of two linked women's symbols modified to look like a wheelchair. Paint-stained with cut neck-band. Re: Sharon Kowalski. (short-sleeved)

In re Guardianship of Kowalski, (Minn. Ct. App. 1991), is a Minnesota Court of Appeals case that established a lesbian's partner as her legal guardian after she became incapacitated following an automobile accident. Because the case was contested by Kowalski's parents and family and initially resulted in the partner being excluded for several years from visiting Kowalski, the gay community celebrated the final resolution in favor of the partner as a victory for gay rights.
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Red t-shirt.
"An Attack On One Will Be Answered By All. Workers Conference Against Briggs/Proposition 6."
Black print and graphic of four hands holding a single wrench, and double-women's symbol on red. (short-sleeved)
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White t-shirt.

Front: " Wilson=Liar."
Back:"The People Will Not Forget the Veto of AB 101"
Black print on white. (short-sleeved)

T-shirt references California Governor Pete Wilson's 1991 veto of a gay anti-discrimination bill.
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White t-shirt.
"Wilson Sucks AB 101." Black print on white. (short-sleeved)
T-shirt references California Governor Pete Wilson's 1991 veto of a gay anti-discrimination bill.
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White t-shirt.
"Harvey Milk, Supervisor "

Reproduction purchased from GLBT History Museum in San Francisco, CA in 2013.
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White t-shirt.
"Turn Out"
Back: Gill Foundation

A duplicate copy of this t-shirt can be found at the New York Public Library- Manuscripts and Archives Division, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 
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White t-shirt.
Front: "Turn Out. Detroit"
Back: List of sponsors.

A national program to increase voter participation by LGBT individuals and their supportive friends and family.
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Black t-shirt.
Barack Obama riding a unicorn on a rainbow.
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White t-shirt.

"Elect Reeves. City Council District G"
Likely referring to Bruce Reeves.
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White t-shirt.
"Legally Gay, 6-3"

Likely in reference to Lawrence v. Texas, a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. The Court struck down the sodomy law in Texas and, by extension, invalidated sodomy laws in 13 other states, making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.

The vote was 6 to 3.
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Purple polo.
"Elect Reeves State Representative District 134"
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White/gray t-shirt.

"Van Ooteghem Harris County Treasurer"

Ooteghem was recruited by the four founders of the Houston Gay Political Caucus in 1975 after being fired from Harris County for expressing his 1st Amendment right to speak out to promote equal civil rights for the LGBT community.
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White t-shirt.

Image of a pink triangle with barbed wire. "21.06"
Refers to Texas Penal Code 21.06, which reads: "Sec. 21.06. HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an offense if he engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex."

The code was invalidated with Lawrence v. Texas, a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. The Court struck down the sodomy law in Texas and, by extension, invalidated sodomy laws in 13 other states, making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.
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Pink t-shirt.

"Legalize Gay. Repeal Prop 8 Now! "

Proposition 8, known informally as Prop 8, was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008 California state elections. The proposition was created by opponents of same-sex marriage in advance of the California Supreme Court's May 2008 appeal ruling, In re Marriage Cases, which followed the short-lived 2004 same-sex weddings controversy and found the previous ban on same-sex marriage (Proposition 22, 2000) unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was also ultimately ruled unconstitutional by a federal court (on different grounds) in 2010, although the court decision did not go into effect until June 26, 2013, following the conclusion of proponents' appeals.
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White t-shirt.
"Family Matters. Social Justice Matters. Vote Against Constitutional Amendment 2. Love Matters. Marriage Matters. Kiss My Pride."

Back: "www.No Nonsense in November.com"

Proposition 2 was a referendum for a state constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by the Texas legislature and approved by the voters at the November 8, 2005 general election. The measure added a new provision to the Texas Constitution, Article 1, Section 32, which provides that "Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman," and "This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage." Texas thus became the nineteenth US state to adopt constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. It was the most populous state to adopt a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage until California passed its ban in November 2008.
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White t-shirt.
Front: "Ellen Cohen for State Representative Dis. 134"
Back: "Leadership for a Change. www.ellencohen.org"

A longtime friend and supporter of Houston’s LGBT community, Cohen worked hard to defeat antigay referendums in both 1985 and 2001.
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White t-shirt.
Front: "Re-Elect Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman Democrat District 147. Paid for by the Garnet Coleman Campaign."

Back: "Leadership without Fear"

"a fierce supporter of LGBT rights."
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