January 6 in LGBTQ History

1967: New York City’s Civil Service Commission makes public its year-old policy of allowing city agencies to hire and employ lesbians and gay men. The new policy comes partly in response to Mattachine Society of New York lobbying efforts.

1984: Dan White is paroled from prison, after having served barely five years for the murders of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk. Having been ordered by the parole board to avoid San Francisco, White settles in Southern California.

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