October 6 in LGBTQ History

1968: Metropolitan Community Church is founded in Los Angeles by Rev. Troy Perry in the living room of his home.

1989: Bette Davis dies at the age of eighty-one.

1989: Just two years after its first public showing, the AIDS Quilt returns to Washington, DC. with 10,848 panels (at its premiere it had only 1,920 panels)

1998: Matthew Shepard is beaten and pistol-whipped and tied to a fence and left to die in a gay bashing incident near Laramie, Wyoming.

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