June 29, 1986. Marchers carrying a banner and signs protesting California Proposition 64 — known as the LaRouche Initiative, after political activist Lyndon LaRouche, who proposed it — parade down San Francisco’s Market Street during the 17th annual Freedom Day Parade. The LaRouche Initiative, which was on the Nov. 4, 1986, ballot, proposed that all AIDS patients be quarantined and barred from school and food service jobs. It was rejected.
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Demonstration at the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix Office, 10 June 1975
In Saskatchewan’s first gay demonstration twenty people demonstrated at the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix office to protest the newspaper’s refusal to print an advertisement submitted by the Gay Community Centre. The ad reported the results of a poll taken of candidates running in the 1975 provincial election.
Photo: Neil Richards
Star-Phoenix Picketed. Gay Community Protests Ad Decision
An account of the first gay demonstration in Saskatchewan. In June 1975 a small group marched at the office of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix angered by the the newspaper’s decision not to accept an ad from the Gay Community Centre. The ad listed the positions of Saskatoon election candidates relating to human rights legislation. The protestors declared that the ad refusal was just “one example of how gay people were refused access to the press.”
Castro Sweep, October 1989
What started out as a peaceful rally for federal AIDS funding at the Federal Building turned ugly when San Francisco police officers stormed the Castro in what became known as the Castro Sweep. Fully armed riot police made hundreds of arrests and people were beaten.
Militant Gays vs. the Fairy Swatter
New York Magazine, August 15, 1977
Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky lies on the ground, wrapped in a roll of barbed wire, during a protest in front of St. Petersburg’s Legislative Assembly.
June 11, 2013
Police officers detain gay rights activists protesting outside the State Duma in Moscow against a bill signed by Russia’s parliament, banning homosexual “propaganda.”
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Anti-gay protesters disrupt the Pride March in St. Petersburg, Russia.