September 26 in LGBTQ History

1965: In San Francisco, thirty people picketed Grace Cathedral to protest punitive actions taken against Rev. Canon Robert Cromey for his involvement in the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, an alliance between LGBT people and religious leaders.

1970: In Los Angeles, Gay Liberation Front demonstrators persuade bar owners to allow gay patrons to hold hands.

1985: Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe opens on Broadway.

1992: Amid a bitterly contested campaign in Oregon for and against Measure 9, an anti gay rights initiative, a lesbian and a gay man are killed when local skinheads throw a Molotov cocktail into their apartment in Salem.

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