ONYX: The social and discussion group for Black lesbians and lesbians of colour

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

ONYX: The social and discussion group for Black lesbians and lesbians of colour

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  • ONYX

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Description area

Dates of existence

c.1989-c.1995

History

ONYX was a social and discussion group for Black lesbians and lesbians of colour. By its own definition, it encompassed '[a]ll lesbians descended (through one or both parents) from Africa, Asia (i.e. the Middle East to China, including the Pacific Nations) and Latin America, and lesbians descended from the original inhabitants of Australasia, North America and the islands of the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean'. The group met once or twice monthly, first at London Friend at 86 Caledonian Road (c.1989-1991) and later at Camden Lesbian Centre & Black Lesbian Group at 54-56 Phoenix Road (from 1991 onwards); discussion and publicity were led by volunteers.

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Camden
London

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group (1982-1996)

Identifier of related entity

GB 1534 CLCBLG

Category of relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group

is the friend of

ONYX: The social and discussion group for Black lesbians and lesbians of colour

Dates of relationship

1991 - 1995

Description of relationship

From mid-1991 onward, ONYX met at Camden Lesbian Centre at 54-56 Phoenix Road.

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Institution identifier

GB 1534

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Status

Revised

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created by Lucy Brownson on 10/09/2021.

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Sources

File CLCBLG/3/11 in the Camden Lesbian Centre & Black Lesbian Group Archive.

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