LGBT Civil Rights Movement 50th Anniversary

PrideAmericanFlag-1000x600On 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.

Read more about our LGBT history here.


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