Jim Toy

Jim Toy pic

April 29, 1930 – January 1, 2022

Denison University graduate James Willis Toy moved to Detroit in the late 1950s to become a church organist.  In 1970, he helped co-found the Detroit Gay Liberation Front and the Ann Arbor GLF.  A year and a half later co-founded the Human Sexuality Office at the University of Michigan, where he earned his MSW in 1981.  Toy’s activism and achievements for Michigan’s LGBTQ community are unparalleled.

Between The Lines, January 13, 2022

James W. Toy papers at the Bentley Historical Library

One thought on “Jim Toy”

  1. He will be missed.

    On Sun, Jan 16, 2022, 12:08 AM Michigan LGBTQ Remember wrote:

    > michiganlgbtqremember posted: ” April 29, 1930 – January 1, 2022 Denison > University graduate James Willis Toy moved to Detroit in the late 1950s to > become a church organist. In 1970, he helped co-found the Detroit Gay > Liberation Front and the Ann Arbor GLF. A year and a h” >

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