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GLN Gay & Lesbian History Discussion Group Continues In Late August

The Gay Liberation Network history discussion group is aimed at learning from the successes and failures of those LGBT activists who preceeded us, with the aim that we will be more effective in the present.

Unfortunately it is all too rare for there to be thoughtful conversations about our history, let alone systematic attempts to apply those lessons to present-day organizing. GLN’s discussion group aims to redress this imbalance.

Even if you’ve never been to a GLN event before, we invite you to get involved. So far we’ve discussed the formation of the gay community, the first gay movement in the world, and most recently, the early gay and lesbian movement in the United States. Our next discussion, tentatively scheduled for late August, will be on the lesbian and gay movement in the 1960s, before the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion (a definitive date should be set at our monthly business meeting on Wednesday).

Beyond that, future discussion topics include the Stonewall Rebellion and the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activists Alliance, Lesbian organizing in the 1970s, the struggle against Anita Bryant, and ACT-UP and the early struggle against AIDS.



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