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Johnny Abush
(April 7, 1952 - November 26, 2000) Canada

Johnny Abush

System analist, archivist

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Archivist of the International Jewish GBLT Archives; former systems analyst until complications from AIDS forced him to go on disability in 1990; the son of a Holocaust survivor, in 1989 he started to search for information about other gay Jews' experiences; when he found virtually nothing, he began his award-winning work to collect, catalogue and make available everything that is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and Jewish.

By the time he died, the archives included more than 10,000 artifacts - print, film, video, audio, events and ceremonies, music, and performances; after his death the collection went to the ONE Institute and Archives.

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Photo source: http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/oneigla/tb/About.html)
To visit the Jewish GLBT Archives on-line, go to http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/oneigla/tb.

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