Collection Info

Broshears, Raymond

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The Raymond Broshears Papers include the ordination of Broshears as a Universal Life Church minister in 1967 and in the Orthodox Episcopal Catholic Church in 1968.

Hist/Bio Note

Broshears, known as "Reverend Ray" was an early and outspoken leader among gay activists in San Francisco from the 1970s.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available in the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California. A brief description of the collection is available by using the search box on the GLBT Historical Society website.


The collection is held at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California (San Francisco, CA).

Index Terms

Christian-GeneralBroshears, RaymondIndependent Catholic ChurchCaliforniaGay Clergy -- United StatesGays -- Religious LifeGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesHomosexuality -- History -- 20th centuryHomosexuality -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityGay rights -- Religious aspects -- JudaismOrthodox Episcopal Catholic Church