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/
  • 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.