Supreme Court cases and public discourse reflect the national mood at various points along the journey.
Leaders who were influential in the Philadelphia protests focused their efforts on the Christopher Street Liberation Day, which marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots and included the country’s first Gay Pride parade.
Here’s a look at Philadelphia’s yearlong 50th Anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement.
Taking place at the Independence Visitor Center, this year’s will highlight the significance of 1960s Reminder Day demonstrations in LGBT history — both for Philadelphia and the country.
the History of Gay Rights in Philadelphia INHP’s annual program examines Independence Hall’s role in historical movements for social change, including the Reminder Day demonstrations. Widman for Visit Philadelphia.) October 18-19This year’s annual symposium on LGBT regional history, focuses on health activism and the LGBT community.
The documentary about the Annual Reminders explains how the Philadelphia protests laid the groundwork for Stonewall in 1969. Gay Pioneers July 3The Live Nation 50th Anniversary Concert goes down at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. Live Nation 50th Anniversary Concert July 4The annual Celebration of Freedom Ceremony at Independence Hall, part of the city’s Wawa Welcome America!
Fourth of July bash, marks the nation’s birthday with music, speeches and readings from the Declaration of Independence.Gaskin, The African American Museum in Philadelphia’s captures the culture of “house balls.” These parties, popular in the African-American and Latino gay and transgender communities, allowed marginalized groups to embrace and showcase their most vibrant selves.Evidenced by the images, the “house balls” were full of artistry and self-fashioning.Philadelphia celebrates five decades of political progress with the 50th Anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, including commemorative exhibitions at major institutions and a moving re-enactment of the original Fourth of July demonstration honor the milestone year, this year. protest for LGBT equality took place in front of Independence Hall on July 4, 1965.Now one of the country’s leading gay-friendly destinations, the City of Brotherly Love played a pivotal role in the earliest days of the American gay-rights movement. Coordinated by Philadelphia resident Barbara Gittings and Washingtonian Frank Kameny, now known as the mother and father of gay rights, the protest marked the first time activists from multiple cities openly identified themselves as gay and called for equality.Through April 26, 2015The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia hosts , an exhibition that focuses on Oscar Wilde’s connections to Philadelphia.