July 2 in LGBTQ History

1969: Just a few days after the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, 500 marchers confront police in the first “gay pride” demonstration, a march down Christopher Street.

1970: The Fifth Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Church in America expresses its opposition to discrimination and oppression of gay men and lesbians.

1997: District judge Eugene Nickerson in Abel v. United States of America, a challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, rules that the law in its entirety violates the First and Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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