The Mattachine Society, founded in 1950, was one of the earliest gay rights organizations in the United States, probably second only to Chicago's Society for Human Rights. Other independent groups using the name Mattachine were formed in Washington, D.C. (Mattachine Society of Washington, 1961), in Chicago (Mattachine Midwest, 1965), and in Buffalo (Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, 1970). The rights and photos contained in this collection were gifted by the original founder of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, Madeline Davis. To access additional images please visit the E. H. Butler Library, Archives & Special Collections Department.

Pride NYC

Pride NYC

Pride NYC 2

Pride NYC 2

Mattachine Picnic

Mattachine Picnic

Mattachine Picnic 2

Mattachine Picnic 2

Mattachine Meeting

Mattachine Meeting

First Gay Protest March

First Gay Protest March

First Gay Alliance Meeting

First Gay Alliance Meeting

Dinner

Dinner

Construction at the Gay Community Center

Construction at the Gay Community Center

At the Gay Community Center

At the Gay Community Center

Pride NYC 3

Pride NYC 3

Pride NYC 4

Pride NYC 4

Take Back the Night March

Take Back the Night March

Buffalo's First Protest March

Buffalo's First Protest March

Pride March NYC 1970s

Pride March NYC 1970s