July 9 in LGBTQ History

1969: The Mattachine Society of New York invites activists to gather in Greenwich Village for the first “gay power” meeting.

1986: New Zealand repeals its laws prohibiting homosexual acts between consenting adults.

2008: The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Thomas Cook v. Robert Gates upholds the constitutionality of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.

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