Edward R. Murrow on Senator McCarthy, from See It Now, March 1954.
Animated commie propaganda film, 1963
April 17, 1965: 48 Years Ago Frank Kameny Led The First Gay Protest At The White House
In 1957, Dr. Frank Kameny, along with gay rights pioneer Jack Nichols, co-founded the Mattachine Society of Washington, one of the first gay rights organizations in the United States.
The Mattachine Society fought for equal treatment of gay employees in the federal government, the repeal of sodomy laws, and the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s manual of mental disorders.
On this day, 48 years ago, April 17, 1965, Kameny and Nichols, the Mattachine Society and along with members of the Daughters of Bilitis, launched the first gay and lesbian protest in front of the White House demanding equality. Read More >
We know that politics requires compromise, but there can be no compromise when it comes to equality.Cleve Jones
August Bebel, (1840 - 1913)
The First Politician To Speak Out For Homosexual Rights
On 13 January 1898, the leader of the great German Social Democracy, August Bebel, took the floor of the Reichstag, during a discussion of penal code reform, to argue for a petition being circulated by the Scientific Humanitarian Committee calling for the repeal of Germany’s sodomy statute, Paragraph 175.
— John Lauritsen
St. Petersburg Judge Rules Anti-Propaganda Law Is Unlawful
LGBT russian citizens scored a victory for their human rights as a judge in St Petersburg has ruled that the recent “anti-propaganda law” that allows St Petersburg officials to ban LGBT gatherings and events is unlawful. …
Although a reason to celebrate, this ruling does not guarantee future rallies would not be banned.
He fought for gay people, against war and for workers and the poor. He stood with women, immigrants, seniors and youth. He forged coalitions that built power for ordinary men and women and moved us all forward with his humor, compassion and great love for his people. — Cleve Jones
Born on May 22, 1930.
Harvey Milk delivering his famous “Hope Speech” at SF Pride in 1978.