The 1970s

Early 1970s

Gay People of Oxford was formed. Janet Martin was the first President. This was an Oxford community group that had numerous student participants. At times Miami students ran the organization. They were a close-knit open minded and informal queer community, mostly from the theater department.

August 1979

The first attempt to begin a gay and lesbian organization at Miami University was called the “Advocates for Gay Liberation.” The Miami University Board of Trustees denied a $64 funding request and the group dissolved later in the academic year.