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Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf records

 Collection — Box: 1991-1999
Identifier: RITDSA-0073

Scope and Contents

Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD) records includes the following:

  • Folder 1: Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) meeting minutes, 1991
    Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD) meeting minutes, 1999

  • Folder 2: Executive Board meeting reports, 1997-1998

  • Folder 3: RAD & LRAD Bylaws, standing rules, conference policies 1991-2000

  • Folder 4: LRAD membership list, 1991, 1998

  • Folder 5: Newsletters

  • Folder 6: 2010 LRAD brochure


  • Creation: circa 1991-1999, 2010

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD) is a non-profit organization established in 1977 as the Sundial Rainbow Deaf Society (SRDS), for the deaf gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community. LRAD is associated as a chapter under Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD), a national organization for the deaf GLBT community. LRAD is based in Rochester, New York, however it serves the entire Western New York region, between Syracuse and Buffalo. LRAD provides a social and educational environment for the deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community and their allies. The purpose of the Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend their rights; and advance their interests as Deaf GLBT citizens around issues of social justice; and to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare. RAD has over fifteen chapters in the United States and Canada.


.25 Linear Feet (1 half document box)




Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD) records contain newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence detailing the activities of LRAD between 1991-1999. A 2010 brochure has been added to the collection.


This collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Lilac Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

LRAD records were donated to the RIT Archives by Pat Finnerty, Project Archivist at the Genesee Valley Gay Alliance in June 2012. Accession number(s): 2012:034

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2012.



Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf records
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
11 December 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA