Men’s Action Committee

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The Men’s Action Committee (MAC), a men’s “social and service” committee of the GEAR Foundation, formed in 1982. The Men’s Action Committee was formed “for the purpose of getting gay men and women into social action.” MAC held monthly meetings at the GEAR Foundation’s LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and sponsored a variety of group social outings open to LBGT+ community members. MAC’s monthly meetings were “the place to find out [what was] going on in town and [who was] going” to various social events, and meeting attendees planned “what they [were] going to do as a group and as individuals.” MAC’s meetings typically concluded in a group potluck-style dinner.

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  • “Beastly Doings Do Go On At Zoo.” High Gear. August 1982. Page 3.
  • Coulson, J. “To The Community.” High Gear. August 1982. Page 2.
  • “First MAC Event Sold Out.” High Gear. June 1982. Page 5.
  • “M.A.C. Dialogue.” High Gear. April/May 1982. Page 2.
  • “Men’s Action Committee.” High Gear. June 1982. Page 5.
2641 W. 14th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 (Former LGBT Center location).

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