On July 4, 1965, a group of courageous gay and lesbian activists from New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia laid the foundation for the organized LGBT civil rights movement with demonstrations in front of Independence Hall. Known as “Annual Reminders,” these protests of East Coast Homophile Organizations (ECHO) occurred every Fourth of July from 1965 to 1969.
In 2015 we proudly commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Annual Reminders, the Gay Pioneers who staged them, and a half century of LGBT civil right progress.
We regret to inform everyone that due circumstances beyond our control, the gathering in Pioneer Square has been canceled tonight. The air conditioning in the KGW studio has stopped functioning, so the interview has been moved to the main KGW studio. We still encourage everyone to tune in and watch the interview on Channel 8 Live at 7, tonight at 7pm!
We want to again take the opportunity to invite everyone to a celebration of our community! Wild Planet’s open house will be held July 6th at our studios:
1337 SE MLK Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
This won’t just be a chance just to gain the inside scoop on WPR: it will be a great opportunity for you to meet and celebrate with members of a fantastic community who want to work together! Together we give an opportunity for LGBTQ voices to be heard!