July 31 in LGBTQ History

1940: The German Reich Commissar of the occupied Netherlands territories makes all sexual activities between men illegal.

1965: Lesbian and gay demonstrators picket the Pentagon to protest discrimination in the military.

1969: In New York City, militants separate from the more moderate homophile movement to form a counterculture-inspired group they vote to call the “Gay Liberation Front”.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Liberation_Front

1990: Warner Bros. announces that director Oliver Stone will soon begin work on a film biography of Harvey Milk.

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