- c.1990s (Creation)
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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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Master copies of headed paper, event invitations, discussion templates, SAD access codes, flyers, and font tests for ONYX: The social and discussion group for Black Lesbians and Lesbians of Colour. Also includes one floppy disk.
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Open for consultation.
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Floppy disk requires legacy media to access its content.
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Created Summer 2021