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#TBT: A Supercut of Fascinating Gay Rights News Clips from the 1970s - VIDEO



Dave Evans has compiled an awesome set of clips from the 1970s which includes the first Gay Pride parade in Central Park, a gay march through NYC in 1971, Carter aides meeting with gay activists in '77, Anita Bryant and the pie as well as her campaign in Dade County, gay rights bills in Wichita, St. Paul, and around the country, Harvey Milk's murder, and much, much more. It's more than 70 minutes long but well worth your time.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Harvey Milk's murder is awesome?

    That's some unfortunate phrasing.

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 5, 2014 9:24:57 AM

  2. This is terrific! Save the link, make time for it... They should show it in schools.

    The voice of equality was so clear, even then. America should be ashamed that things haven't changed quicker.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Jun 5, 2014 9:35:44 AM

  3. Thank you for this history Andy.

    Posted by: Gary | Jun 5, 2014 11:28:36 AM

  4. Excellent history! Thanks for the link- I'll use this in my Gay and Lesbian Literature classes!!!

    Posted by: Dr. C | Jun 5, 2014 11:45:08 AM

  5. Anita Bryant getting pie in face? Priceless!!!!!

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 5, 2014 12:02:41 PM

  6. It seems like you guys will use ANY excuse to show Anita Bryant getting a pie in the face.

    And I love you for that. :-)

    Posted by: Johnny | Jun 5, 2014 12:23:16 PM

  7. Fantastic research! Amazing Story!
    Roots !
    left me wanting more
    Thank you Dave Evans for this
    wonderful history.

    Posted by: Gilbert Baker | Jun 5, 2014 12:25:41 PM

  8. It is so true what they say about the older you get the faster time flies/flew/flown/done flied.

    Posted by: Jack E Jett | Jun 5, 2014 1:36:49 PM

  9. Everyone under 50 needs to watch this entire video to understand the past struggles from which we come.

    Posted by: MIke | Jun 5, 2014 4:07:03 PM

  10. When you think how much progress has been made for gay Americans in less than 50 years, it's astounding.

    Posted by: Donnie | Jun 5, 2014 5:10:52 PM

  11. I would like to recommend a great site for early San Francisco gay History, it's not a recreation, but the real 1970s as told and documented by pioneers who were there before,during and after Harvey Milk. It is and take a peek at mine

    Posted by: jerry pritikin the Bleacher Preacher | Jun 5, 2014 6:54:52 PM

  12. Important for everyone to see. 40 years ago and we are just now starting to make some real progress but it was on the backs of others who stood up first. We should remember and learn from their struggles.

    Posted by: Robb | Jun 9, 2014 10:26:26 AM

  13. Thank you Dale Evans for putting together this terrific piece. The GLBT community has made great strides since the early days of GAY Liberation, but we still have further to go to achieve full equality. I have to admit my favorite part was seeing Anita Bryant get a pie in the face.

    Posted by: Steve in DC | Jun 10, 2014 2:05:38 PM

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