Cleveland Friendship Committee

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The Cleveland Friendship Committee was an African American LGBT+ social organization. The Cleveland Friendship Committee was a local chapter of the National Friendship Movement, a predominantly African American social organization geared toward providing a “platform for professional and retired African-American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons to network both professionally and socially.” The Cleveland Friendship Committee planned and sponsored a variety of social and cultural events geared toward African American LGBT+ and same-gender loving communities in Cleveland. In the mid-2000s, the Cleveland Friendship Committee played an central role in organizing and hosting the Black, Gay, and Proud Celebration‘s annual White Fantasia party at Moda Nightclub.

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  • “About Us.” National Friendship Movement. (Archived webpage ca. 2013).
  • “Bull Roast.” Gay People’s Chronicle. July 1, 2005. Page 14.
  • Gipson, Michael L. “Against the Odds.” Gay People’s Chronicle. November 1, 2005.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Be Our Guest.” Gay People’s Chronicle. June 17, 2005. Page 2.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Black, Gay, and Proud Kicks Off With an Awards Ceremony.” Gay People’s Chronicle. August 5, 2005.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Sweet as Folk.” Gay People’s Chronicle. October 2004. Page 15.
  • “Onyx Ball.” Gay People’s Chronicle. October 8, 2004. Page 7.
  • “The Jean Affair.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 2005. Page B-18.
  • “White Fantasia.” Gay People’s Chronicle. August 6, 2004. Page 8.
  • “White Fantasia.” Gay People’s Chronicle. July 21, 2006. Page 11.
1871 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 (Moda Nightclub). Cleveland Friendship Committee had no fixed address.

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