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Figure 22 Members of PA Council for Sexual Minorities


Group of seven people

In February 1976, Governor Milton Shapp issued an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Council for Sexual Minorities, the first official governmental body in the nation to advise on public policy changes to eliminate discrimination against sexual minorities. It remained active for about 10 years. In this photo, some of the members of the Pennsylvania Council for Sexual Minorities gather for a group portrait, ca. 1976; Pennsylvania State Archives.

LGBT history

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