Collection Info

Toy, James W.

Span Dates: 1963-2007

Bulk Dates: 1971-1994

Volume: 24.3 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder

Description

The bulk of the collection concerns the various offices he held at the University of Michigan, but a significant portion concerns his activities with Integrity and the Diocese of Detroit.

Hist/Bio Note

James Toy was an early LGBT activist in Detroit and the University of Michigan. A pioneer in 1970, he declared himself an "open" gay male at a Detroit anti-war rally. That year, he and other students proposed the University of Michgan establish a unit to address the needs of gay and lesbian students. The following year he served as a member of the Episcopal diocesan commission on homosexuality; in 1975, he helped establish a Detroit area chapter of Integrity, an LGBT gay Episcopal organization. Since 1989, he has been a member of the diocese’s Task Force on Lesbian and Gay Men’s Concerns.
http://www.lgbtran.org/Profile.aspx?ID=79

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is available at the following web address.
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=bhlead&idno=umich-bhl-9744

Location

This collection is housed at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan.
http://bentley.umich.edu/

Index Terms

IntegrityEpiscopalDetroit [MI]Gay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesHomosexuality -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityToy, Jim