Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Major LGBT 50th Anniversary celebration in Philadelphia July 4 weekend

There is a major celebration in Philadelphia from July 2-5, the 50th Anniversary LGBT Civil Rights Movement, link here. Much of the weekend involves an LGBT History exhibit at several venues, as well as VIP events, dances and an outdoor celebration. 

The original “East Coast Homophile Reminders” was formed in part by Frank Kameny in 1965, with its “Annual Reminders”.  Kameny was fired from the US government in 1957 for being gay (discovered by rumor), after President Eisenhower had signed an anti-gay executive order shortly after taking office in 1953, and Huffington “commemorates” the 60th Anniversary of that order here when I was in fourth grade and could not grasp what it could mean.

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