Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Nation’s First Public Demonstration For LGBT Rights That Took Place In Philadelphia

  • metta

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    Jul 04, 2015 3:53 PM GMT
    Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Nation’s First Public Demonstration For LGBT Rights That Took Place In Philadelphia


    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/07/04/50th-anniversary-of-nations-first-public-demonstration-for-lgbt-rights-philadelphia/
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    Jul 04, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    But there was no GLBT fifty years ago. We would of been even more splinted back then, and creating the propaganda of GLBT has not made us one community either, as we are still many different tribes that some have attempted to shove under the one Teepee, to creat an allusion of us being one.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 04, 2015 9:21 PM GMT
    thouse people were so brave!
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    Jul 04, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    Yup. Brave to have paved our way. I came of age a half generation later and have always credited those who came before me for making my life easier. And then to come of age when I did, after these guys took the first steps out of sexual darkness yet before HIV came to light and now for my generation to see us gain our marriage rights, wow; no generation was luckier than mine, well, at least not luckier than any of us who survived it.
  • camfer

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    Jul 05, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    Actually, this was both a gay and lesbian political protest back in the mid 60s, not just gay men.

    Start at 10:00 for the footage and a discussion by a lesbian participant, Barbara Gittings.