NATIONAL GAY RIGHTS MARCH, WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 14, 1979 – “RIGHTS ARE NOT WON ON PAPER…,” HARVEY MILK

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NATIONAL GAY RIGHTS MARCH, WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 14, 1979 – “RIGHTS ARE NOT WON ON PAPER…,” HARVEY MILK

Date

1979-10-14

Description

The first such march on the nation’s capital, the National Gay Rights March was galvanized by the assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, an organizer, months before. Between 75,000 and 125,000 participants in the march demanded passage of a lesbian/gay rights bill in Congress, the repeal of anti-lesbian/gay laws, an end to discrimination in lesbian-mother gay-father child custody cases, and protection for lesbian and gay youth in schools. Speakers at the rally on the Mall included Allen Ginsburg, Flo Kennedy, Morris Kight, Audre Lorde, Leonard Matlovich, and Troy Perry.

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

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“NATIONAL GAY RIGHTS MARCH, WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 14, 1979 – “RIGHTS ARE NOT WON ON PAPER…,” HARVEY MILK,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed August 21, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/68.

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