Ginsburg, Steve Papers

Span Dates: 1972-1974
Bulk Dates:
Volume: .25 linear in.


The Steve Ginsburg Papers include information about Ginsburg's activities as a founder of Chutzpah (ACTVAH), the first gay Jewish group on the West Coast. The collection includes flyers, newsletters from both groups, his letter of resignation from the Gay Freedom Day Committee and photographs of the 1973 and 1974 parades.

Hist/Bio Note

The Steve Ginsburg papers document his activities as a founder of Chutzpah (later Achvah), the first gay Jewish group on the West Coast, and as Parade Co-Chairperson of the 1973 Gay Freedom Day Committee. Ginsburg founded P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Rights in Defense of Education) in Los Angeles in May 1966 in response to a police raid on a gay bar. Ginsburg died in 2007.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online.


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


Jewish (ethnic, Reform, Reconstructionist, Orthodox) | Activist (religious institutions) | Gay Liberation Movement | California | Los Angeles | San Francisco