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Figure 23 First gay rights demonstration, Harrisburg


Men marching with signs

First gay rights demonstration held in Harrisburg, protesting anti-gay legislation introduced into the Pennsylvania legislature in 1977 in reaction to Governor Shapp’s landmark executive orders prohibiting discrimination for state employees on the basis of sexual orientation in 1975, and creating the Pennsylvania Council for Sexual Minorities in 1976; photo by Bari Weaver; courtesy of the History Project of the LGBT Center of Central PA, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

LGBT history, Harrisburg

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