June 19 in LGBTQ History

1972: The first officially proclaimed “Gay Pride Week”—decreed by the city council several weeks earlier—gets under way in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1975: The American Medical Association approves a resolution recommending the repeal of state laws against consensual same-sex acts between adults.

1995: In Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston the United States Supreme Court rules that private citizens organizing a public demonstration may legally exclude groups who impart a message that the private citizen does not wish to promote. The ruling allows the organizers of Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade to exclude LGBT contingents.

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